All programs are open to the public. Please pre-register by filling in the form below, emailing email@example.com, 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.
Spring Migration Bird Walk with Steve Hale
Saturday, May 13, 7 am – 9
Fordway Brook Preserve, Candia
Back by popular demand – Stephen Hale, Ph.D., will lead another walk this year and give tips on bird identification by sight as well as an introduction on how to identify some birds by their songs. The first two weeks in May marks the peak for arrival and pass-through of Neotropical migrants. Come join in the fun identifying beautifully colored migrant songbirds like vireos, warblers, and thrushes.
Plants to Know, Plants to Eat with Russ Cohen
Thursday, June 8, 6 pm – 8
T.L. Storer Boy Scout Reservation Conservation Area, Barnstead
Russ Cohen, environmentalist and author of the book Wild Foods I Have Known…and Eaten, will lead a walk in search of some of the edible foods the New Hampshire landscape provides. We will visit some of the 400-acre conservation land protected at the T.L. Storer Boy Scout Reservation. Along the way, Russ will talk with the group about ways to prepare the items we find.
Help Us Celebrate Biodiversity
Saturday, June 17, 7 am and 8 am – 12
Dearborn Forest, Raymond
Bear-Paw invites you to our Biothon! at the Dearborn Forest on the shores of Onway Lake in Raymond. This event is a species identification treasure hunt where teams of beginner and experienced naturalists will hike and paddle this 306-acre property to identify as many plant and animal species as possible. Frank Mitchell, Mark West, and Phil Auger will lead the search of the chestnut-oak forest, vernal pools, rocky ridges, and shoreline marshes for all of the plants, birds, bugs, reptiles and amphibians.
There will be three Biothon teams: two hiking teams and a paddle team. Teams will meet between 7 and 8 AM on June 17. Please register to join a team and find out exactly where and when your team will be meeting. If you join the paddle team, you must bring your own canoe or kayak!
Fairy Houses and Toad Towers
Saturday, July 15, 10 am – 12
Deerfield Road Town Forest, Candia
Fairy and toad housing shortage in New Hampshire? Bring your family to the Deerfield Road Town Forest in Candia to learn how to make these tiny constructions of wood, flowers, acorns and other natural materials. Lorraine Baird, an experienced architect, will help families create structures that are a delight for both children and adults.
Swim to Save Bennett Island Forever
Saturday, August 26 • 9am
Bow Lake, Northwood
Join swimmers for a half or full mile swim to or around Bennett Island on Bow Lake. Participants will collect pledges to raise money to protect this special place. Stay tuned for more details and to sign up!
Casting on the Suncook (and we don’t mean fishing!)
Saturday, September 9, 1 pm – 3
Suncook River, Epsom
Board member Harmony Anderson and Celia Abrams will lead this trip to the Suncook River searching for animal tracks and making plaster casts of the prints. Bear-Paw will bring materials for everyone and Harmony and Celia will provide the instruction and materials for capturing your souvenir of an animal’s trip,