Annual Celebration

The Conservancy's annual event is a wonderful chance for you to connect with friends new and old and celebrate what your support has accomplished in the past year. In addition to special announcements about upcoming projects, the annual conservation awards are presented and there's a preview to the coming year. Optional field trips to conserved lands follow the program. Free and open to all! Please save the date for our 2019 event: Saturday, September 14, 2019.

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Picturesque Ponds & Laughing Loons: 29th Annual Celebration

Thank you to everyone who joind us on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

A special thanks also goes to our 2018 event sponsor Frank Massin Agency of Fitzwilliam, N.H.

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Featured speaker

Photo of kayaker courtesy of John Rockwood

Nature photographer John Rockwood, often called “The Loon Man,” will share stories of his adventures with common loons on New Hampshire lakes and ponds in a multimedia show featuring video clips of seldom seen loon behaviors. His spectacular photographs will wow you, and you’ll have a chance for Q&A.

For the past decade, John has been delighting audiences with his narrated and informative multimedia shows on the common loon and “Nature for All to See,” which include an array of other fascinating wildlife indigenous to the Northeast and across the United States.

John has had numerous photos published in Birds & Blooms Magazine, Appalachia Magazine, NH Magazine, and Natural New England Magazine. His photographs and book, "Adventures with Grapenut," about a loon chick's first summer, is available from the gift shop at The Loon Center or online at Loon Man NH. John lives in Auburn, N.H.


Field trip

Cunningham Pond property tour, Peterborough, N.H.Photo of Cunningham Pond by Judy Blake Cunningham Pond is a 40-acre jewel perched above the town of Peterborough. The largely undeveloped shoreline and adjacent forest and field are home to deer, fox, fisher, bobcat, coyote, moose, bear, and many migratory birds. Come for this guided hike on an old carriage road along the shore and through an upland field, and you’ll see why this land slated for conservation will be a community treasure for generations to come. Difficulty: Moderate. Distance: 1.5 miles. Elevation gain: 100 feet. Hike time: 1.5 hours. Learn more about the property »