Upcoming events

“Secrets of Bumblebees” Film Showing

Thursday, May 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This award-winning documentary follows a year in the life of a wild bumblebee, including stunning “bee’s-eye view” footage that will leave you in awe of these fuzzy harbingers of spring. Following the film, Harris Center naturalist and entomologist Jenna Spear will be on hand for questions, along with an assortment of bee specimens from the Harris Center’s natural history collection. Free of charge, though donations are gratefully accepted to help cover the film license fees. Suggested donation: $5.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education, and 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.

Cheshire Walkers: Kroka Trails

Wednesday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to noon

Kroka Expeditions is a nonprofit wilderness expedition school based on a year-round, organic farm in Marlow. Kroka welcomes visitors to its network of public trails on the Marlow campus. We’ll explore the property, visiting a beaver pond and Porcupine Cliffs, and seeing some of the rustic structures that camp participants call home in all seasons. This is a unique chance for a personal tour of a conservation project in the works with the Monadnock Conservancy. Total distance is about 1.5 miles over moderate terrain.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Kroka Expeditions, and Cheshire Walkers, a program of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
Location: Meet at the Keene Department of Public Works, 350 Marlborough Street, to carpool. The caravan leaves at 9 a.m. sharp.
Contact: Email Ryan Owens or call 603-357-0600, ext. 103.

Cheshire Walkers: Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail

Wednesday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to noon

A partnership between the Monadnock Conservancy, the Peterborough Conservation Commission, and several generous private landowners, the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail connects adjacent trails east of downtown Peterborough to provide a hiking route from downtown to the summit of Pack Monadnock. On this trip, we will walk from the trailhead on Old Street Road to the pond and back (about 2 miles), crossing wetland boardwalks and following a woodland stream.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Cheshire Walkers, a program of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
Location: Meet at the Keene Department of Public Works, 350 Marlborough Street, to carpool. The caravan leaves at 9 a.m. sharp.
Contact: Email Ryan Owens or call 603-357-0600, ext. 103.

Save the Date! 30th Annual Celebration

Saturday, September 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.

You are invited to join us, and bring a friend (or two!). It's a great way to kick-off our 30th anniversary season, celebrating all the reasons to save land now and for future generations. The event includes a keynote presentation, annual conservation awards, updates from the executive director about current projects, and a coffee hour. Free and open to all.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Alumni Recital Hall at the Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Melissa Whittemore or call 603-357-0600, ext. 101.