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Posts from the ‘Environmental Education’ Category

Tick Resource Center

The University of Rhode Island’s Tick Encounter Resource Center is a one stop website with current, up-t0-date information on ticks, tick borne disease, and repelling ticks from your clothing and gardens. In addition to treating our clothing and hiking shoes ourselves, we have utilized the mail-in service for Insect Shield Treatment.  Print the order form and follow their instructions.

Knowledge is power when it comes to being outdoors and dealing with ticks.

Earth Day Cleanup with Volunteers

April 22 9-1 pm

Join Beaver Brook Staff as we ‘wake up the gardens’ and begin preparing the grounds of Maple Hill Farm for spring and summer.  Our 50th Birthday is coming so we need all the help we can get!  Dress in work clothes.  We’ll supply the work gloves and tools plus lunch and drinks!

Free Easter Egg Hike and Hunt

egghunt woodsSaturday April 12 1-3 pm   For our 50th birthday, Beaver Brook is hosting a fun alternative to the typical Easter Egg hunt!  Eggs will be hidden along our decorated trails and replenished throughout the day; no stressful start time and no fighting for your treasure-filled eggs!  Children of all ages are welcome; even the youngest of children will be successful!   Refreshments will be available for purchase, but feel free to bring your own snacks or a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gardens. This event is free to participate in, but donations will be gladly be accepted; all money will go towards Beaver Brook’s trails and programs.    Please call 603-465-7787 and tell us if you can come! 117 Ridge Road Hollis NH

Join the Harriers–NH Young Birder’s Club

The Harriers are New Hampshire’s first Young Birders Club, a project a long while in the making. It was founded in the spring of 2013 for kids under 18 who have a profound interest in the natural world. The club serves to connect these students both to one another and also to the people and the wild places around the state that will inspire them to a life of enjoyment, appreciation, and conservation of New Hampshire’s lands and waters, as well as the flora and fauna that depend on them.

They host many wonderful outings.

Free Eric Masterson Birding Program

Saturday March 8  3-4 pm.  Lawrence Barn 28 Depot Road.  Free.  Public welcome.

Eric Masterson, author of Birdwatching in New Hampshire, will present a 45 minute presentation on how to find the more than 300 species of birds that occur annually in New Hampshire. Eric’s talk will feature the best of the best of New Hampshire’s birding, with photos and anecdotes taken from his book.

This program is cosponsored by The Beaver Brook Association and The Hollis Social Library.  Eric’s books will be available for sale and signing.  Refreshments will be available and donations to Beaver Brook programming and Trails will be accepted.

Eric Masterson was born in Ireland. After spending several years in Africa, he returned home to finish his studies in ornithology at University College Dublin. He moved with his wife to New Hampshire in 1999, and has worked since in the field of environmental conservation, including at New Hampshire Audubon, the Piscataquog Land Conservancy, and currently at the Harris Center in Hancock. He serves on the New Hampshire Rare Bird Committee and is a seasonal editor for the quarterly journal New Hampshire Bird Records.

Special Open House

Sunday March 20, 2016  1-4 pm  Maple Hill Farm 117 Ridge Road Hollis

If you become a new or renewing member of Beaver Brook, you are invited to attend this special New Event!

Enjoy a Maple Sugaring Demonstration in the Sugarbush with instructor Kap Siddall.
Warm up by the woodstove in the Cooper Shed (reminiscent of Thoreau’s cottage) to learn about Summer Camp from Roisin. Make a craft.
Take a guided Hikes or snowshoe with Celeste departing from the yurt nature museum-
Tour the new and improved Bird Museum and answer questions about birds and their adaptations and habitats with -Tara or Jen
Learn more about membership benefits from Bridget and enjoy a waffle with maple syrup– Spear Room
Register to become a member ($50 for individuals; $75 and up for family) and choose your time slots for these activities on our website

SONY DSCIMG_4758Trail sign at Beaver Brook by Tom Sileo

Fire Building Workshop

Saturday March 1, 2014  9-1 pm

Heat up your winter with new fire skills! Fire keeps us warm, gives us light, and cooks our food. Come explore the landscape for the best fuel, enjoy fire-making challenges, and learn to start a friction fire using a primitive bow-drill! Everyone will make their own bow-drill kits with materials provided by staff. Join us and take a step toward your mastery of fire!

Equipment List: Please bring a knife for carving, notebook, snack, something to drink, and clothes for being inside and out. We will have limited knives to borrow, please let the office know if you need one when registering.

Matt Atabelli and Chick Wetherbee, Instructors.
$35/$30 for Members. Youth 12 and up may register with a parent. (Parent/Child Fee $55)
Call 603-465-7787 to register.

Balance with Feng Shui

Introduction to Feng Shui Feb 8 12:30 am.  Maple Hill Farm 117 Ridge Road Hollis NH.

Feng Shui believes that everything is connected and that when the environment is balanced and filled with positive energy, it enhances life goals and leads to a feeling of tranquility.  Practicing Feng Shui can improve health, finances, relationships and lead to an overall sense of well-being.  Lisa will give an overview of Feng Shui philosophy, show how to use tools such as the Bagua map, and provide at least 10 ideas that you can implement immediately to improve your spaces.

Taught by Lisa Law of Lisa Law Design.
Western School of Feng Shui.
$20/$15 Members   Call 603-465-7787 to register.


Women's Winter Overnight

Beaver Brook Moose Miler 5K Trail Run

The Beaver Brook 5K Race* is running the old fashioned way including a great off road course,  great comraderie,  funky T-Shirts and useful awards (pint glasses). Colorful Beaver Brook 5K T-Shirts guaranteed to the first 125 runners!
Awards for  top 3 Males and Females overall and top 2 Male & Female in 7 Age Groups.
Free  raffle for all participants includes : Hamteens, 3CRP Hats, RoadID Kits, & more!
Goodie Bags to all runners!
Registration through Dec 7 – $20 per person.  Signup online:
Registration on Dec 8th – $25 per person