Tin Mountain Conservation Center Nature Programs

In Person Event

Fryeburg Fair

October 2-9

Join us at our educational booth in the Natural Resources Building at the Fryeburg Fair. This year’s theme: Apples!! If you’d like to volunteer to staff the booth, please contact Tin Mountain at info or 603-447-6991.

In Person Program

Saw Whet Owl

Thursday, October 6, 7 PM

Join us for an in-depth look at the natural history of the Northeast’s smallest owl species, the Northern Saw-whet Owl. A New Hampshire resident, this elusive species often avoids detection due to its small size and nocturnal habits. Kathy Seymour a Mass Audubon birding trip leader and owl bander before relocating to the MWV, will share her observations from 15 years banding Saw-whet owls.

Program Fee: Members: free; Non-members: $15/person or $10/household

Field Program

Fantastic Fungi Festival

Saturday, October 15, 10 AM – 3 PM

Join beginner and practiced mycologists alike for a day celebrating the fantastic (and infamous) fungi of New Hampshire. The event will include guided walks, tips on storage and preservation, spore prints, and more! We hope you can join us. Please register for the guided walks in advance.

Program Fee: Members: $10; Non-members: $20

Register at www.tinmountain.org or call 603-447-6991.

In-person Program

Autumn Gold: The Larch of North America

Tuesday, October 18, 7 PM

There are ten species of larch in the world, and all are found only in the northern hemisphere, including three species of larch in North America. We will discuss the natural history of larch, concentrating on the tree North American species. We will learn why larch trees lose their needles in the winter, where to see the Autumn Gold spectacle in October, and other exciting facts about larch trees.

Program Fee: Members: free; Non-members; $5/person or $10/household

Field Program

Autumn Gold: Eastern Larch Exploration

Saturday, October 22, 9 AM – 3 PM

Whether you call it larch, tamarack, hackmatack, or Larix laricina, it is our only native deciduous conifer in New Hampshire. Learn about the natural and cultural history of larch trees by joining us for a five mile scenic walk over easy terrain at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson. October is the peak time to see the larch trees with a beautiful golden color. We expect to also see and hear migrating waterfowl, late flowering plants, and maybe see a moose. Bring your binoculars, camera, water, lunch and be sure to dress for the weather.

Program Fee: Members: free; Non-members: $15/person or $25/household

Register at www.tinmountain.org or call 603-447-6991

Sponsored in part by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund at the NH Charitable Foundation and the Glen House Hotel

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