Woodlot Walks Series: Maynard Forest
Thursday, August 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Join forester Charlie Koch, county forester Steve Roberge, and land manager Rick Brackett for a tour through a long-term forestry study including American chestnut reintroduction, deer exclosures, and American beech control at the Maynard Forest. Learn about the benefits of healthy chestnuts as well as the issues surrounding beech bark disease and deer browse.
Woodlot Walks Series: Bonds Corner Woodlot
Thursday, August 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Join landowners Noel Greiner and Christine Destrempes and forester Charlie Koch to learn about how they are managing conservation land for the future. They manage their land to enjoy its beauty and as a growing resource for their family, the wildlife, and community welfare.
Woodlot Walks Series: Rand Brook & Carbee Tree Farm
Thursday, August 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Join neighbors and conservation easement landowners, Monica & Michael Lehner and Hunter Carbee, to learn about their strong connection to the land. We will look at areas of mature forest, young forest habitat resulting from a 2008 timber harvest, and a Christmas tree farm.
30th Annual Celebration
Saturday, September 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.
How has nature inspired musicians and composers in the past? How does nature continue to inspire the creative process now? What is it like to be a resident musician in rural America? Join Elise Kuder and Mike Kelley, violinist and violist with the Apple Hill String Quartet, as they explore these ideas with words and musical performance, featuring music from the distant past, all over the world, and close to home in the Monadnock region. Our program kicks-off our 30th anniversary season and also includes presentation of the 2019 conservation awards, project updates, and refreshments. Free and open to all; bring a friend! Click here to learn more, or register now.
Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Alumni Recital Hall at the Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, 90 Wyman Way, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Melissa Whittemore or call 603-357-0600, ext. 101.
Woodlot Walks Series: Blanchard Hill & Woodland Hill Farms
Thursday, September 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Come and learn from neighbors, Sheldon Pennoyer & Penelope Beal and Jesseca & Abe Timmons who, along with their family members, have been managing their land across property boundaries for 20 years. Their story will include discussion of an extensive network of carefully maintained walking and mountain biking trails, wildlife habitat improvements, field reclamation, and their passion and commitment to thoughtful stewardship and partnerships.
Woodlot Walks Series: Roaming Badger Farm
Thursday, September 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Landowners Swift Corwin, licensed forester, and Beth Ann Corwin will lead us on a walk that focuses on how they are managing their land in context of the broader landscape. Come and learn how the land can be managed for timber production, wildlife habitat, maple syrup, and recreation.
Harvest Barn Dance
Saturday, November 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Monadnock Conservancy is turning 30 — what a great excuse for a party! Come for a fun, family-friendly evening of dancing and good eating at Mayfair Farm in Harrisville, N.H. Highlights include tours of the farm, where you’ll find pigs, sheep, chickens, and stunning views from the green pastures; a live band; farm-to-table fare; 50/50 raffle; and a cash bar for beer and wine. The evening wouldn’t be complete without outdoor games and a campfire (bring your S’mores stick). Buy your tickets now before they sell out: $30 per adult, $10 for ages 7–12, children 6 and under are free. There’s also a VIP option for $50.