2019 SPRING TRIPS & PROGRAMS
Never miss a trip: current Conservancy members receive a printed trip card in the mail each season.
All trips and programs are free and open to all. Please leave pets at home; service dogs welcome.
VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION AT RAY SCHOOL
Friday, April 26, 5-7pm
Meet: Ray School parking lot, rain/shine. Leader: Courtney Dragiff. Level: Easy: off gravel path and accessible to all! A sure sign of spring is the awakening of frogs and salamanders—let’s greet them as they emerge from a long winter’s nap. Snacks thanks to our generous co-sponsor, the Ray School PTO.
WORKING FOR WILDLIFE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
Thursday, May 2—6:30-8:00pm ~ Howe Library (indoor event)
We all can do our part to help nd afish and wildlife as conditions shift. What are current trends and how can you—and the conservation community—make a difference? Presented by Amanda Stone, (UNH Cooperative Extension), Lisa Wise (NH Sea Grant & Extension) & Adair Mulligan (HC).
Get helpful, hopeful updates on how we can take meaningful action to help wildlife.
BE IN THE MOMENT: MINDFULNESS AT KING SANCTUARY
Saturday, May 4, 2-3pm
Meet: Etna Library (co-sponsor). Leader: Lee Steppacher.
Enjoy spring’s best weather with an easy walk through a blooming orchard and guided mindfulness meditation. Perfect for beginners; relaxing and rejuvenating for all. Refreshments to follow.
KITE DAY AT BALCH HILL
Saturday, May 11, 2-4pm
Meet: Summit of Balch Hill. Parking is available at the Grasse Road/Trescott Road junction; limited parking also available at top of Hemlock Road.
Rain date: May 12. Leaders: Balch Hill Committee.
Bring your kites and kids to join us for this annual family favorite – a joyous afternoon of kite-flying on the breezes of Balch Hill. Snacks provided. Thanks to our sponsor, Red Kite Candy!
WILDFLOWERS OF THE BRITTON FOREST
Sunday, June 2, 11am-1pm
Meet: Top of Ibey Road off Three Mile Road.
Leader: Botanist Alice Schori.
Help us hunt for wildflowers on the newly-protected Britton Forest! We’re hoping for flowers in bloom as spring marches up the mountain. Bring a picnic lunch- we’ll stop to enjoy our snacks during the hike!
CELEBRATION & COOKOUT FOR MINK BROOK’S 20TH
Saturday, June 15, 3-6pm
Meet: Tenney Park pavilion, Brook Road.
20 years ago, the Mink Brook Nature Preserve could have become a 32-lot subdivision. Join us to celebrate its protection with a cookout and guided tours! Tours will leave on the hour at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Bring the whole family!
SPRING BIRD TRIPS
Along the CT River ~ Sat., April 27, 6:30-9am
Meet: Details coming soon.
Balch Hill ~ Sat., May 4, 7–9am
King Bird Sanctuary/Hayes Park ~ Sat., May 18, 7–9am
Meet: Etna Library
Feathered Fridays with Mascoma Audubon Chapter at Mink Brook ~ May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 7-10am
6th ANNUAL HANOVER TRAILS CHALLENGE
Registration opens Memorial Day; trails open June 15
Summer-long family treasure hunt on 8 new trails to help you discover the
wilder side of Hanover. Challenge concludes with FallFest at Storrs Pond.
Co-sponsor Hanover Parks & Recreation Dept. & generous local businesses.
“There are two things that interest me; the relation of people to each other,
and the relation of people to the land.” -Aldo Leopold
Conservancy trips, led by our staff and experienced volunteers, explore the wilder side of Hanover with snowshoeing, birding, family hikes, habitat demonstrations, wildflower walks, and history tours. Members receive a seasonal colorful trip card before public announcement. Thanks to member and corporate support, outdoor trips are free and most are open to all.
- No registration required unless noted.
- Dress for the weather in layers, with sturdy foot gear (we go out rain or shine). Many trips are designed for families with young children.
- Pets – We love our dogs too, but please leave them at home unless they are a service animal.
- Past Trips: See where we went and what we did here!