Land of Shakers – Land for Wildlife
Thursday, January 21, 7 pm
Enfield Community Building
The Enfield Conservation Commission is hosting a talk by Jim Oehler, Wildlife Biologist with NH Fish and Game. Learn about the history of the Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area and how NH Fish & Game manages it to provide important habitat for wildlife and wildlife-based recreational opportunities for the public. The Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area adjoins UVLT’s Smith Pond Shaker Forest helping to create over 5,000 acres of conserved habitat.
Leavitt Hill Wetland Exploration, Grantham, NH
Saturday, January 23
10 am – 1 pm
Come join the Upper Valley Land Trust and the Green Mountain Club O-section explore on of UVLT’s hidden gems: Leavitt Hill Wetland! Tucked away over a mile up a class VI road in Grantham, this 90-acre property was once part of a now-abandoned hill top community. With stone walls and cellar holes tell of the human history of the area, the property is now part of a large, unfragmented forest, home to moose, bear, bobcat, and more! During our adventure, UVLT staff will share the stories they know of the area, and eagerly listen to learn new ones. We will also install a duck box along the 8-acre wetland complex, and select a location to install a game camera. If you’d like to join us, or would like some additional information about the event, please contact Doug at douglas.brown (at) uvlt.org or 603-643-6626. Hope to see you out in the woods!
Snowshoe or hike (if no snow) at My Walden, Sharon, VT
Saturday, January 30
9:30am – 12:30pm
Snowshoe or hike (if no snow) at My Walden, the 236 acre property in Sharon conserved in 1999 by Steve and Sheila Swett. We’ll wander the trails in a loop through the wood roads and trails, up to a meadow and beautiful vista complete with a special statue celebrating the land and those who love, protect and nourish it. The property also has streams and a pond and is a magnificent spot for contemplation, walking, and spiritual renewal. The property is in close proximity to Downer State Forest and is accessible at Drum Heller Road off of Beaver Meadow Road between Sharon and Norwich. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the third entrance on the left, a small parking lot by a gate, which will be marked with an event sign. We will cover about 3-4 miles. Contact Anne Janeway at anne.janeway(at)uvlt.org or call 802-643-6626 x102 for more information, weather updates, or to indicate you are joining the group.