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Local Wildflower Bloom Book by Joan Bonnette $10

Wednesdays 9-11 am   

The traditional Wednesday Wildflower walks lead you through the trails of Beaver Brook in search of each week’s blooming wildflowers.  Join the knowledgeable BBA instructor Rivka Schwartz on these walks.  Walks take place each Wednesday through June 24th.
Free for members of BBA /$5 donation for non members.  Call or check location on website each week to make sure you are at the right trailhead.  603-465-7787.

Wildlflower Bloom Book of Beaver Brook by Joan Bonnette available for sale $10.


Outdoor or Barn Portraits at Beaver Brook

Beaver Brook Association and Lumina NH

are pleased to announce

a  Portrait Event at Maple Hill Farm

Saturday May 8th, 2015

15 minute sessions are being offered for $100

half of which will be donated to Beaver Brook to maintain trails & programs.

Sessions between 9-5

Call Receive 2 Digital photo files that you are able to download and print as they wish. There will be an option to upgrade to purchase additional files.

Call photographer Kelly Wholey to schedule 603-566-3820

$100 for up to five people per family (larger families an additional $25 per person)
Pets are allowed too!

See samples of work at

Bring your School to Maple Sugaring Class at Beaver Brook!

Chemistry, Botany, Math, Science, History, evolving technologies…… It all comes into play when learning about the unique process of maple sugaring.

The season is short:  Last week of February -1st week of April and it is a phenomenom unique to NE North America.

Students will learn tree ID, photosynthesis, how to use a hand drill, measure diameter and circumference of trees, about evaporation, fire and boiling temperatures, grades of syrup.  We even have a puppet show for young students including Rooty, Leah the Leaf and Sugar (the maple tree).

Don’t miss it!  Call 603-465-7787 to book a field trip for your students.  A true sign of spring!

Look at all the standards addressed by this class:

NH Science Standards:

S:SPS1:2:1.(1-5), S:SPS1:2:2.1, S:SPS1:2:2.2, S:SPS1:2:3.1, S:SPS1:2:3.2, S:SPS3:2:1.(1-3), S:SPS3:2:2.1, S:SPS3:2:3.1, S:SPS3:2:3.5, S:SPS4:2:4.1, S:SPS4:2:6.1,

S:SPS1:4:1.(1-, 2, 7, 8), S:SPS1:4:3.(1-3), S:SPS1:4:4.2, S:SPS2:4:2.1, S:SPS3:4:1.(1-3), S:SPS3:4:2.4, S:SPS3:4:3.2, S:SPS4:4:4.1, S:SPS4:4:6.1, S:SPS4:4:6.3,

S:SPS1:6:1.(1, 2, 6), S:SPS1:6:3.(1-3), S:SPS2:6:2.1, S:SPS3:6:1.(1-3), S:SPS3:6:2.1, S:SPS3:6:2.2,


S:LS2:2:1.3, S:LS5:2:1.1, S:LS5:2:2.1,

S:LS1:4:1.1, S:LS1:4:1.2, S:LS1:4:2.1, S:LS1:4:2.2, S:LS1:4:3.1,

S:LS1:6:1.1, S:LS1:6:2.5, S:LS5:6:3.4,

S:PS1:2:1.1, S:PS2:2:1.1,

S:PS4:4:3.2, S:PS4:6:3.3
NH Social Studies Standards:

SS:EC:2:1.2, SS:GE:2:4.2, SS:GE:2:5.1, SS:GE:2:5.2, SS:HI:2:2.1, SS:HI:2:3.1,

SS:GE:4:3.4, SS:GE:4:3.5, SS:GE:4:5.1, SS:GE:4:5.4, SS:HI:4:2.1, SS:HI:4:3.1, SS:HI:4:4.1, SS:WH:4:2.1,



CCSS Math Standards:

K.MD, 1.MD, 2.MD; MP 1, MP 2, MP 5, MP 7



The Coyote Project

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paw_gold Winter is courtship season.

paw_gold Coyotes can mate for life.

paw_gold You may see and hear them more often during winter and fall.

paw_gold It is not uncommon for a coyote to be more curious about your dog during breeding season.

paw_gold Get the Coyote News fact sheet for more facts, tips & tools – and share widely!

“Nothing will be well until we learn to live in harmony with the power of the world as it lives and moves and does its work.”

~Chief Black Elk

Intro to Backyard Maple Sugaring

Saturday Feb 7 10 am -noon

This class is a class for adults interested in learning to tap sugar maple trees for cooking into Maple syrup. Learn how to identify sugar maple trees, measure them for tapping, drill and set a tap, and cook sap to  a finished product. Dress for the outdoors.  Kap & Jon Siddall will be your entertaining & informative instructors.
$20/$18 Members.  Call 603-465-7787 to register.

Tick Proof your Clothes


Let us Help you with Winter

Snowshoeing! Tracking! Parent & Child Nature Hour!

Parent & Child Nature Hour.  Tuesdays  10-11 am.Each week a Natural Wonder theme with story, craft & hike.  Learn the trails and about New England wildlife, plants and trees with your children.  Register  here or by phoning 603-465-7787 M-F 9-3.  For children 18 month-6 years old.  . $10/week or $8 for  Members of Beaver Brook.  $6/5 (Friends) per class for extra siblings.

Fitness hiking.  Monday and Fridays  9-11. Sign up to join us on a weekly scenic power walk in the woods.   Aerobic workout with lots of laughter.


Winter Vacation Camp

Mon, Tues & Wed Dec 29-31st.  Choose 1 or more days.  For 1st-5th graders.  Bring a lunch, drink and clothing for playing/hiking outside.  Explore wildlife tracks and sign; trees in winter.  Have a campfire or two.  Relax with a few nature crafts.  Definitely hike! If there’s snow we’ll snowshoe too.  Call 603-465-7787 to register or email if office is closed.  $50/45 Members for each day.


Your Online Shopping can Benefit Beaver Brook

If you are shopping online at Amazon, please consider logging into AmazonSmile because Beaver Brook will receive a 0.5% donation for eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Once you are on the site, it will ask you to enter the charity you are choosing to support.  These donations will benefit Beaver Brook programs and trails.  Thank you!

Annual Meeting: Celebrating 50 Years!

You are invited to the Beaver Brook Annual Meeting & Dinner Program Thursday January 15, 2015  at 6:00 pm.  Advanced tickets required.  $75 pp includes a delicious 3 course dinner, hors d’oeuvres, cheeses by Labelle Winery, a presentation by the internationally renowned bear biologist Ben Kilham; and a program about Beaver Brook’s 50th year accomplishments.  Volunteers of the Year will be announced.  There will be a unique silent auction of nature-themed items.  Enjoy your evening at the lovely Labelle Winery  our newest corporate partner at 345 New Hampshire 101 Amherst NH (near the Bedford line).

Dinner options include: A pork loin dinner served with linguica stuffing, roasted sweet potato succotash and apple relish or Roasted Beet Napoleon with goat cheese mousse, grilled mushrooms and squash puree. Each served with a house salad of organic greens and Seyval blanc vinagrette.  Rustic warm bread pudding with bourbon sauce.

Table of 10 $700. Call to purchase tickets 603-465-7787 or purchase via button below: