Conservation Center

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (All day)
ConcordMerrimack County, New Hampshire

A collection of black and white images titled "Lyrical Nature" by Jack Ahearn are on display at the Forest Society's Conservation Center in Concord until the end of October.

Jack Ahearn's photographs are lyrical expressions of the natural world that elicit emotional responses in the viewer including joy, sadness, and an elusive "otherness" perhaps rlated to Emerson's concept of the "Wise Silence." Jack uses landscape and still life as the basis for his images and crafts the print so that the final image creates a rewarding and pleasurable experience in the viewer.

“I’ll bet a kid from rural Africa could teach you a thing or two about making things out of trees” my colleague said.

It's true. 

The redwing blackbirds were back on Saturday, or at least that’s when I first heard them. 

Summer Drought Effects Include Winners and Losers

Now that autumn has officially arrived, I checked with water and wildlife experts to identify winners and losers during the prolonged drought.



Friday, March 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
ConcordMerrimack County, New Hampshire

Are you interested in energy-efficiency and the use of renewable natural resources and energy conservation techniques in design and construction?  Do you like to engage others?  We may have a volunteer opportunity for you!  The Forest Society is looking to train some volunteer tour guides to lead tours (school and civic groups from elementary age through college/adult) of our LEED certified Conservation Center in Concord.  We will teach you about all the different energy-saving design elements of this beautiful green building, as well as how to explain each aspect to others.

 The Forest Society is offering guided, as well as self-guided, tours of its  Conservation Center headquarters in Concord and guided tours of the adjacent 103-acre Merrimack River Outdoor Education & Conservation Area

Along the Merrimack River, the plants and animals adapted to river's edge, or "riparian","forest habitats are on display.