“Treasured places, protected spaces” art show

Tuesdays to Fridays, through September 5, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From Hinsdale to Hillsborough and Walpole to Wilton, hundreds of tracts of land have been conserved in the Monadnock region so that the area’s natural beauty will be preserved for the benefit of future generations. Celebrate the beauty of the Monadnock region’s conservation spaces in this wonderful juried art show, the featured exhibit at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene this summer. Additional hours on Wednesdays until 9 p.m., and first and third Saturdays of each month open 9 a.m. to noon.

Presented by: Regional artists, the Historical Society of Cheshire County, the Monadnock Conservancy and other local and regional environmental groups.
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Kathy Schillemat or call 603-352-1895.

“History of Monadnock: geology, ecology and conservation”

Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what events shaped Mount Monadnock and the landscape surrounding it? Sit and enjoy a stunning view of Monadnock while learning about significant geologic, ecologic and conservation events that fashioned the region and landmark we know and love.

Dr. Steven Bill, professor of geology at Keene State College will outline the major mountain building and valley forming events through the last ice age. Dr. Peter Palmiotto, core faculty and director of the conservation biology program at Antioch University New England, will discuss the ecological changes to the region since the last ice age including the impacts of human activities on the mountain. Dave Anderson, director of education and volunteer services at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and Patrick Hummel, volunteer program coordinator for New Hampshire State Parks, will present on the conservation efforts surrounding Mount Monadnock beginning in the early 1900s through today. If weather permits, a portion of this event will be held outside so please be prepared with adequate clothing and bug repellant based on the conditions. (If it rains, the event will be inside one of the camp buildings). Space is limited; please register in advance.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, UNH Cooperative Extension, Keene State College, Antioch University New England, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and New Hampshire State Parks.
Location: Camp Glen Brook, 35 Glen Brook Road, Marlborough, N.H.
Contact: Email Rick Brackett or call 603-357-0600, ext. 105.

Hike West Hill

Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Join Conservancy staff for a guided exploration of the woods and wetlands on West Hill in Keene. This property will soon be protected and is a critical piece in establishing a greenway from the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve to Pisgah State Park. A moderately strenuous, 3-mile-loop hike will bring you to a remote beaver pond. Bring water and a snack.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Meet at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve parking area on Daniels Hill Road in Keene. (From the intersection of Route 9 and Daniels Hill Road in Keene, drive about 800 feet up Daniels Hill Road and the drive to the parking area will be on your left. If you get to Whitcombs Mill Road, you’ve gone too far.)
Contact: Email Anne McBride or call 603-357-0600, ext. 102.