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“Magic of the Snowy Owl” film showing

Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This hour-long documentary provides an intimate look at the snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus), a bird that made headlines last winter when it appeared in record-high numbers throughout New England. Though these visitors from the north stand out for their physical beauty, it’s their ability to survive that reveals their true magic. Eric Masterson, author of “Birdwatching in New Hampshire,” will be on hand for an informal Q&A session following the film. View the trailer »

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

 

Snowshoe/hike at Temple Town Forest

Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Come explore the Temple Town Forest, now with a conservation easement that preserves the forest as a recreational asset. Conservancy staff will guide you by snowshoe (weather permitting, otherwise hike) on the 1.5-mile trail loop, which passes a black gum swamp, old stone walls and cellar holes. Please meet at the trailhead (wooden sign alongside road), about 1/2 mile from where North Road makes a sharp right-hand turn; parking is along the road.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Temple Conservation Commission.
Location: Temple Town Forest, North Road, Temple, N.H.
Contact: Email Stacy Gambrel or call 603-357-0600, ext. 106.

 

Wildlife tracking at Katie Metzger Town Forest

Sunday, February 8, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join guest leader Janet Pesaturo, conservation biologist and certified tracker, to discover what wildlife species are using the Katie Metzger Town Forest, soon-to-be protected with a conservation easement. Follow hike leaders on a bushwhack through the property looking for evidence of wildlife. The hike will cover upland and wetland habitats. Come prepared for all conditions; bring warm clothing, snacks, water and appropriate footwear, including snowshoes if necessary. Please register in advance as space is limited.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Katie Metzger Town Forest, Route 119, Fitzwilliam, N.H.
Contact: Email Rick Brackett or call 603-357-0600, ext. 105.

 

Farmland Forum

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon

Do you own farmland in the Monadnock region? Do you want to see that land stay in farming for the next generation? Come to this informal gathering, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about protecting farmland from development. An overview of conservation options for farmland landowners will be presented, and you’ll hear from farmers who have protected their land. Please register in advance by Monday, February 9.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Cheshire County Conservation District.
Location: Kay Fox Room, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Stacy Gambrel or call 603-357-0600, ext. 106.

 

“The Private Life of Deer” film showing

Thursday, February 12, 2015, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Just a century ago, there were less than a million deer in North America. Today, there are nearly 30 million. This hour-long documentary, filmed largely in the Northeast, takes a close look at how wild deer interact with one another, and how they’ve adapted to living alongside humans. Following the film, Matt Tarr, wildlife specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension, will be on hand for an informal Q&A session.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education and UNH Cooperative Extension.
Location: Lucy Hurlin Theatre, ConVal Regional High School, 184 Hancock Road, Peterborough, N.H.
Contact: Email Brett Amy Thelen or call 603-358-2065.