All programs are open to the public. Please pre-register by filling in the form below, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 603-463-9400, unless noted otherwise, so that Bear-Paw can provide adequate materials for everyone and notify participants in case of any last minute changes.
Winter Walk with Frank Mitchell
Saturday, February 23, 10 am–12 pm
North River Preserve, Nottingham (LOCATION CHANGE)
Natural resource specialist, Frank Mitchell, will lead us on a walk on the North River Preserve in Nottingham to look for winter wildlife signs on this property’s varied habitats on the river. With Frank’s guidance, we will investigate the signs of the wild residents.
Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, the Hooksett Public Library, and the Hooksett Conservation Commission are hosting three Wildlife Matters events this spring. Thanks to our sponsors: the Friends of the Hooksett Library and Gosselin Insurance! No registration required.
What’s a Pollinator? How can you plant a home for them?
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10 am - 11 am
Ruth Droescher, a backyard beekeeper, will talk about bringing all types of pollinators to your yard and garden by creating a pollinator habitat. Her interactive talk will cover honeybees, native bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. This program is provided through the UNH Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Speaker’s Bureau.
Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School
Saturday, March 23, 2019 10 am - 11:30 am
This year’s Wildlife Encounters live animal presentation will feature a diverse selection of their amazing Ambassador Animals. Participants will get a chance for a “hands-on” experience with some of the animals guided by a well-trained wildlife educator.
Guests will also have the opportunity for individual pictures with an ambassador animal! Library staff can provide the photographer and a print for just a $1 or guests can use their own devices. (www.wildlifeencountersnh.com)
New England K-9 Search and Rescue Presentation
Saturday, April 27, 2019 10 am - 11:30 am
Jeanne Menard, a search and rescue dog specialist, will demonstrate how canines are trained and used for rescue work. After watching a short video called HikeSafe, she will discuss how NOT to get lost in the woods. Guests will be delighted to meet Blaze, a certified New England K9 Search and Rescue (NEK9SAR.org) dog, as it demonstrates how a canine is most effective in locating a person out of place. Jeanne works with NEK9SAR, an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to assist law enforcement, specifically NH Fish and Game and Vermont State Police, at no cost, in locating lost or missing persons.