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New Hampshire Audubon is an independent statewide membership organization whose mission is to protect New Hampshire's natural environment for wildlife and for people. It operates nature centers throughout the state that provide educational programs for children and adults. One of those areas, the Ponemah Bog, is located in Amherst, NH. The  Nashaway Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon helps in maintenance and advertising scheduled bog walks.

Volunteers needed

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. Contact George Rollend (grollend@comcast.net) is interested in volunteering.

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To reach the bog from Milford/Amherst: Go east on Rte. 101A for 0.5 miles, then turn left on Rte. 122. Immediately turn right on Stearns Rd and go 1.1 miles. Turn right on Rhodora Dr. and go straight ahead to parking for the Sanctuary.

From Nashua take Rte 101A toward Milford for approximately 5 miles. Turn right on Boston Post Rd. Go 2 miles, then turn left on Stearns Rd. Go 0.3 miles, then take a left on Rhodora Dr.

For more extensive information, including maps and descriptions of the plants and wildlife, please visit The NH Natural Heritage Bureau website here .