Earth Day reminds us to be grateful for Susan Harper, a dedicated volunteer and Secretary of our Board of Directors from 2003-2008, who recently passed away. She really made things happen in Hanover, especially at the Balch Hill Natural Area, where she started the wonderful tradition of Kite Day, when families enjoy the views and spring breezes on the open summit. Susan’s family has asked that gifts in her memory be made to the Conservancy; we are dedicating them to the Balch Hill Stewardship Fund in her name.
Celebrate the time change with us as we reclaim apple trees on the open summit of Balch Hill. Fingers crossed for a sun-drenched afternoon!
Bring clippers or loppers if available.
Meet: Summit of Balch Hill.
Leader: Courtney Dragiff
Great for all ages – youthful tree climbers needed!
Join David Merker and Gail McPeek on the summit of Balch Hill this Saturday at 11 to see cruising hawks on their fall migration route.
BYO binoculars; great for kids!
Hot off the press!
We’re excited to be featured in the fall issue of Here in Hanover magazine! Pick up your copy around town or share the article with friends online.
Although hunting for various species occurs throughout the year, deer season is by far the most popular. In New Hampshire, the full season runs from September 15 – December 15 each year.
Remember to wear your blaze orange or hi-vis yellow and take precautions with dogs and kids: bells and bright colors are always a good choice!
Loaner safety vests and bandanas are available at many of our trailheads. Please return them after your hike!
Our winter trips get underway this Saturday at Balch Hill with a leisurely snowshoe hike for families. We’ll admire the wintry view from the summit and enjoy warming refreshments afterward. Snowshoes will be available for those who need them. Ice grippers or YaxTrax might be a good alternative. Meet at the end of Hemlock Road. Leader: Rob Harris. For more information, call Gail McPeek at 643-6327.