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.
Wildlife in the Autumn Landscape
Saturday, October 26 • 11 am–3 pm
Mulligan Forest Area, Nottingham
Naturalist Paul Miliotis and other Bear-Paw volunteers will lead us through a variety of habitats to observe wildlife in autumn mode. We’ll keep an eye and ear out for both resident and migrating birds, insects either active or in gall form, and plants that provide fall and winter forage. Join us as we observe the autumn landscape as its inhabitants get ready for winter.
Black Friday #OptOutside Walk
Friday, November 29 • 10 am–12 noon
Deerfield Road Conservation Area, Route 43, Candia
The well-marked trails on this Candia town forest had to be re-routed when beavers decided to create a pond home across one trail. Let’s take a walk to see what those beavers have been doing lately and see what preparations they are making for winter.
Winter Solstice Walk on the Anderson Easement
Saturday, December 21 • 3–5 pm
Strafford Road, Strafford
Will third time be the charm for a Bear-Paw solstice celebration? Poor weather canceled two previous tries, but with luck we’ll walk the forest access trails on this 33-acre easement and finish with hot cider and hot dogs at a big bonfire if there is snow, or small patio flame if not.
Bear-Paw Annual Meeting with Sandra Houghton
Saturday, January 25 • 9 am–3:30 pm
Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett
Sandra Houghton,Wildlife Diversity Biologist, will be the keynote speaker, sharing her presentation, Bat Conservation in New Hampshire. Due to white-nose syndrome, habitat loss, and other threats, all of New Hampshire’s bat species are listed as Endangered, Threatened, or Species of Special Concern. Landowners and managers can help bats by protecting and maintaining suitable habitats. Come to our annual meeting to learn about the ecology of New Hampshire bats, and what you can do to help local bats.
Winter Wildlife Sign Search
Saturday, February 22 • 10 am–12 noon
Lindsay-Flanders Town Forest Easement, Deerfield
Join natural resource specialist Frank Mitchell on this property across from the Deerfield Town Hall as he helps us see tracks and other wildlife signs it could be easy to miss. This is not a long or difficult walk but we’ll take our time examining the environment carefully.
Bear-Paw at Hooksett Library Saturday Morning Series
Pelts, Skulls, Tracks and Scat of New Hampshire Fur-bearers
February 15 • 10–11:30 am
Wildlife Encounters with Live Native and Non-native Animals
March 21 • 10–11:30 am
All About Beavers with NH Fish and Game’s Patrick Tate
April 25 • 10–11:00 am