The Loon Preservation Committee was formed in 1975 with its mission to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding of loons and the larger natural world. Come learn more about loon natural history, challenges facing loons, and LPC’s activities in support of loons in New Hampshire. Speaker: Harry Vogel, Senior Biologist/Executive Director of the Loon Preservation Committee.
Speaker Charles Cogbill, forest ecologist and co-author of The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods, will provide a fascinating introduction to the forests of New Hampshire from the emergence of the forests 12,000 years ago at the end of the Ice Age to the time of European arrival. We will learn about the latest in scientific research that helps explain how the forests have changed over time to what we have today. Charles will also discuss the role of key ecological forces such as climate change, insects, disease and wind storms and other agents of forest change.
Welcome to the fascinating world of the insect order Odonata! You may be familiar with the dragonflies buzzing over your yard in the summer, or the damselflies that land on your kayak, but what do you REALLY know about these ancient insects? Speaker Dr. Pamela Hunt, Avian Conservation Biologist with NH Audubon, will provide an overview of the biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies, from their amazing life cycle (content alert: some pretty crazy reproductive behavior is involved!) to their incredible diversity.
“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” - Kenneth Grahame (The Wind in the Willows). The Gundalow Company ‘River Rats’ and Discovery camps embrace the idea of spending time where the water meets the land. During these week-l
Join us for a fun and wild night of Bat$#!& Crazy Bingo and Trivia with Center for Wildlife, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and Portsmouth Brewery! Our staff and animal ambassadors will also challenge your brain with a wildlife spelling bee and trivia. Enjoy the games, raffle prizes, and delicious and locally crafted beer at local favorite, the Portsmouth Brewery!