Children’s Woods and Carey Park hike

Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon

Join us for a leisurely 2-mile hike on the trails at Children’s Woods and Carey Park in Jaffrey. We’ll be enjoying the newly spruced-up trails that were upgraded by the Student Conservation Association over the summer. In 2009, the Monadnock Conservancy worked with the Town of Jaffrey to protect Children’s Woods with a conservation easement. All ages are welcome. This hike will be canceled if the weather is inclement.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Jaffrey Conservation Commission.
Location: Meet at the Monadnock Branch Recreational Rail Trail’s Blake Street parking lot in Jaffrey, N.H. We will walk along the rail trail for about ¼ mile to reach the trailhead.
Contact: Email Stacy Gambrel or call 603-357-0600, ext. 106.


“My Life as a Turkey” film showing

Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Based on a true story, “My Life as a Turkey” chronicles naturalist Joe Hutto’s remarkable experience of raising a group of 16 wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood. This charming film, which won an Emmy for outstanding nature programming, explores the unique connection between Hutto and his brood with humor and thoughtfulness, providing a rare glimpse into how these curious, intelligent birds see the world. Following the film, Eric Masterson, one of the Harris Center’s resident bird experts and author of “Birdwatching in New Hampshire,” will be on hand to talk turkey in an informal Q&A session. View a preview »

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education and Keene State College Film Society.
Location: Putnam Arts Lecture Hall, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Brett Amy Thelen or call 603-358-2065.


Cut-your-own Christmas tree and farm tour

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Get your Christmas tree and support local land conservation! Come tour an active tree farm and historic family farm protected by conservation easement. We’ll hear firsthand from landowner Daniel Houghton about caring for the farm and why conservation is important to his family. Christmas trees will be for sale for $15.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Houghton Family Farm, Atherton Hill Road, Chesterfield, N.H.
Contact: Email Emily Hague or call 603-357-0600, ext. 104.