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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 Events

Tuesday September 10, 2019.  7pm  at the Nashua Library:  Secrets of the Wildlife Photographer,  Howard Muscott 

Howard is a well known local photographer noted from his photos that capture beautiful nature scenes and wildlife. His photos of local birds (including Green Herons, Ospreys, Snowy Owls, Loons) are inspiring and informative.


Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7am-4:30pm:  Field Trip to Plum Island

Parker River National Wildlife Refuse occupies the Southern 7 miles of Plum Island. We will be looking for migrating songbirds, late shorebirds and early ducks. Bring a lunch for the day. (NOTE: there is a $5/car entrance fee and pets are not allowed on the refuge). Meet at the Exit 7 Park & Ride, on the hill behind Fireside Inn and Suites in Nashua or contact Richard Bielawski for directions at  rbielawski@mac.com

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photo provided by Gwynn Harris Design

Volunteers needed

If you can volunteer for any of the activities  below, please send an email to Bill Coder at wcoder@aol.com with your preferences of activities and for items 2 thru 4 whether you prefer weekends or mid-week.

1. A core group of volunteers, “Friends of Ponemah Bog”, visit regularly to monitor and help keep the boardwalks, trails, and parking area clean and safe. The primary qualification for joining the “Friends” team is an ability to visit on your own or in a small team at least once a month, sometime within one of four weekly slots, throughout the spring, summer, and fall.  Trimming of vegetation along the trails and boardwalks is needed throughout the growing season.  Visiting regularly is very rewarding as you’ll witness the natural cycles that take place in the bog habitat.

2We will likely follow up in mid June with a group work session after leaf-out to trim back blueberries and other woody brush.  

3.For those with light carpentry skill and ability to carry the heavy planking used in the boardwalks and platforms, regular repairs are needed to those structures.  A few unique challenges to this work are hauling in the lumber and tools, lack of electricity, and work areas surrounded by floating bog mat.   Several people are planning to be present on May 16 for a work session.  

4.A small team rebuild one of the three viewing platforms on the bog in the fall of 2018.  The other two bog platforms will need to be refurbished in the near term, perhaps doing one during the summer of 2019.  Required skills and challenges are similar to those listed in item 3.

5.If anyone has access to a motorized brush cutter for use on low-growing brush along the boardwalks, please let us know. 

   


 





 
Nashaway Chapter of NH Audubon: Last updated Aug 21, 2019