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Nashaway Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society

Nashaway is one of the chapters of New Hampshire Audubon . We provide informative programs on birds, birding, and nature for residents of Nashua and surrounding communities. These programs are free-of-charge and open-to-the-public.  We also lead monthly field trips to birding locations in NH or MA.

Upcoming Nashaway Events

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Tuesday December 10    7pm  Background on Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count,- David Deifik

This informative talk provides us with background data as we prepare for the annual Audubon sponsored citizen science project. This program will be held in the large meeting room downstairs at the Nashua Public Library

Saturday Dec. 28, 2019       All or part day:  Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The Nashaway Chapter will be participating in the 119th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). We will be counting birds by night and day then tallying our sightings over dinner at 5pm in Hollis ($5 donation for dinner). If you are familiar with bird identification and would like to participate, either as a feeder counter or in the field, contact Richard Bielawski. Groups will be assigned specific areas within our 15 mile diameter count circle centered near the Nashua Hollis border, then working those areas on their own.

Tuesday January 7, 2020 7pm, Social Night held in the large meeting room downstairs at the Nashua Public Library

Members and friends are invited to enjoy an evening of conversation with fellow birders. Learn about recent sightings, good locations, and perhaps view interesting slides

Thursday February 20, 7pm Anartica, the White Continent held in the auditorium downstairs at the Nashua Public Library

Photographer Ken Harvey shares his trip to Antarctica, with its stark beauty and extraordinary wildlife. White and blue icebergs glisten in the sunlight; seals, penguins, whales, and dolphins feed and play in frigid water; the albatross soars on a wingspan of 10 feet.  In the Antarctic summer, the sun shines 24 hours a day. There is no other place quite like it. (This program is co-sponsored with the Nashua Public Library)

Tuesday March 10, 7pm Northern Harriers - Chris Martin, held in the large meeting room downstairs at the Nashua Public Library

NH Audubon biologist, Chris Martin, will talk about the status of Northern Harriers.

Upcoming Beaver Brook Events

Greensgathering & Wreathmaking Wednesday, December 4⋅9:00 – 11:30am Brown Lane Barn 52 Brown Lane Hollis NH

Take a hike at Beaver Brook to gather evergreens: Eastern hemlock, white pine and mountain laurel plus pine cones and winter berries (season permitting). Return to Brown Lane barn and enjoy tea and cookies while you learn to fashion a lovely, long lasting holiday wreath. Everyone leaves with a beauty!! Makes a wonderful gift for someone else too! Bring your own clippers if you have them. We'll supply the wreath rings and wire.
9-11:30 am session or 1-3:30 pm session $25/$22 BBA MEMBERS Register at www. beaverbrook.org or phone 465-7787

Up North Orienteering Event Saturday, December 7⋅10:00am – 2:30pmSpear Room and Maple Hill Barn

Up North Orienteering will host an Orienteering event at Maple Hill Barn on Saturday December 7th. Orienteering is a sport where participants use a map and compass to find markers in the woods. Courses range from staying on trails (beginners) to exploring the forests of Beaver Brook. This event is open to all. Instruction and compasses are provided. A fee of $5 for beginner course, $10 for advanced course, is charged. Registration and starts will be from 10 am-12:30 pm, courses close at 2:30. If you will be bringing a group, please let us know. Please contact Pete or Lex at (603) 465-3142 or at unofam@aol.com for more information.

Full Moon Night Hike Saturday, December 7⋅6:30 – 8:30pm Beaver Brook Association (Spear Room), 117 Ridge Rd, Hollis, NH 03049, USA

Join BBA Naturalists for a Full Moon Night Hike or Snowshoe around the trails of Beaver Brook. Dress in layers. Believe it or not, you will warm up and be so happy to get outside on a winter night! It's a great experience. We'll supply the snowshoes or you can bring your own if you like. Return to Maple Hill Farm for warm beverages and cookies. Register online $15 pp/$13.50 Members

1st Day hike at BBA Wednesday, January 1, 2020⋅12:00 – 3:00pm Checkin at Yurt, Maple Hill Farm 117 Ridge Road Hollis NH

Beaver Brook continues the tradition of First Day Hikes, this year at Maple Hill Farm. First Day Hikes offers individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a free organized hike. Join Beaver Brook Association staff for a relaxed, self-guided or guided hike on Beaver Brook trails. Guides will be available to lead people on an easy 1.5 mile hike. Afterwards, stop by the campfire near the beach for some snacks and warm beverages. Dogs are welcome to come along but must be leashed at all times and owners are responsible for carrying out all pet waste. Come anytime after 12 noon and we'll wrap up at 3pm. Parking: 117 Ridge Road or 52 Brown Lane or Rt 130 Trailhead, Hollis, NH. Donations appreciated: $5

Full Moon Night Hike Saturday, January 4, 2020⋅6:30 – 8:30pmAlso on February 8, March 7 and April 4 Beaver Brook Association (Spear Room), 117 Ridge Rd, Hollis, NH 03049, USA

Join BBA Naturalists for a Full Moon Night Hike or Snowshoe around the trails of Beaver Brook. Dress in layers. Believe it or not, you will warm up and be so happy to get outside on a winter night! It's a great experience. We'll supply the snowshoes or you can bring your own if you like. Return to Maple Hill Farm for warm beverages and cookies. Register online $15 pp/$13.50 Members

News of interest for our community

The VT/NH Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation is excited to share that CBS This Morning produced, and aired, a feature story about TACF and American chestnut restoration on December 5, 2019. Crews from the network visited our Meadowview Research Farm in June and October and spent hours capturing footage and conducting interviews. As a result, an inspirational five-minute story was born that captured the hard work and hopeful progress of our bold mission. Click on the link below to watch, and please share on social media with friends and family! It may begin with a commercial that can be skipped by clicking the "Skip AD" box in the lower right of the screen.

https://youtu.be/-4yHysNph5U


 

   


 





 
Nashaway Chapter of NH Audubon: Last updated Dec 6, 2019