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Holiday Wreathmaking Hikes & Workshops

Greensgathering Hike & Wreathmaking

Sun Dec 3 12:45-1:45 greengathering (optional) 2-4 wreathmaking

Two options. Come at 12:45 if you want to collect your own greens and cones.  Or come at 2 if you just want to make a wreath without hiking.

On the hike you can gather evergreens: Eastern hemlock, white pine and mountain laurel plus pine cones and winter berries (season permitting).  Return to Brown Lane barn and enjoy tea and cookies while you learn to fashion a lovely, long lasting holiday wreath.  Everyone leaves with a beauty!!  Makes a wonderful gift for someone else too!  Bring your own clippers if you have them. We’ll supply the wreath rings and wire.  Register online. $25/$22 members. Register online at www.beaverbrook.org

Green Cleaning Basket of Products

Sun Dec 3 10 am or 1 pm  Labelle Winery Rt. 101 Amherst NH

This workshop will teach you how to make non-toxic, natural cleaning products. You can make 4 items and create a gift basket for someone. Take home the recipes and make a whole bunch more as gifts for all your friends and family. These non-toxic products will include: Super Duper all-purpose cleaning spray, eco glass cleaner, non-abrasive bathroom scrub, and foaming hand soap all scented with your favorite essential oil. (Using products that really clean and which smell nice to you makes cleaning a happier experience). $25 pp. Herbalist Rivka Schwartz will explain the health benefits of the various essential oils. There will be wine tastings plus the café and gift shop are open also.  Register for the session you want at www.beaverbrook.org

Tom Sileo hiking blog at Beaver Brook

Enjoy Tom Sileo’s hiking blog with lovely photos of the flora and fauna of Beaver Brook.  Follow his tracks…Chestnut Oak Acorn by Tom SIleoChestnut Oak leaves by Tom SileoTrail sign at Beaver Brook by Tom Sileo

Cardinal Flower 3 by tom sileo

 

Get Greener: Compost your Food & Yard Waste

AVAILABLE for ORDER NOW!

COMPOST BINs  $55

  • Converts grass, leaves and table scraps into rich garden soil
  • 80 gallon capacity
  • 10 year warranty
  • Made from recycled plastic
  • Free Instruction Manual

KITCHEN SCRAP PAIL  $12

  • Attractive & easy to use
  • Hinged lid snaps securely to pail
  • White & beige color
  • 2 gallon capacity
  • Pail width easily accommodates the shape of plates for “mess free” scraping

Mail a check or purchase online before March 24, 2017

Beaver Brook is offering a Composting ABCs workshop from 1-2:30 on Sunday May 14 at Maple Hill Farm 117 Ridge Road in Hollis. Learn how to get started composting. If you are already composting, learn some tips on how to make your compost break down quicker and without smelling or attracting nuisance animals.Tour the BBA compost court to learn the pros and cons of various constructions of composters. Vermicomposting will also be discussed.
Handouts will be available for all registrants to take home.

GIVE THE GIFT OF NATURE

Give the Gift of Nature to someone this year.  They can visit over 150 other nature centers in the U.S. and Canada for free with their Beaver Brook Membership card!   Nearby you can gain free entrance to the Squam Lake Science Center and Seacoast Science Center.  Or maybe  they’d like to travel to Tybee Island Marine Center, Manatee Observation Center in FL or the Canyonlands Institute in Moab, Utah.    See the list.

Mail in a check for $50 (Individual) or $75 (Family) specifying the recipients name and address or make on online donation in their name right here. You can send an e-card right away or we can snail mail a card.  We’ll even make you a custom gift basket or membership-in-a-bottle  with a tshirt for you to present as a gift if you call us  603-465-7787!

Consider a donation to Beaver Brook Nature Center.  Your donation will go toward:

  • Preserving the rural character of the region with 2187 acres of open space, historical buildings, gardens and trails.
  • Migratory bird seed plots
  • Bird feeding station
  • American Chestnut Nursery
  • Free weekend guided hikes
  • Butterfly habitat trail

Become a Friend of Beaver Brook today!

A gift card will be mailed to the recipients specified. If you choose to make them a Friend of Beaver Brook, a member packet with color maps and trail guides, a decal, and member card good at 153 nature centers nationwide, will be mailed to them.

Baby porcupine at Beaver Brook

give the gift of nature image

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.

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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:ESS1:2:1.1,

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,

SS:GE:6:5.3

 

CCSS Math Standards:

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

 

 

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.

Off the Couch and Into Nature!

June 8, 2013

9-Noon. Free!

Keyes Memorial Park Elm Street Milford NH

NH Children in Nature Network.

Please join us for a morning of simple, hands on activities inspired by nature. Children and families will have opportunities to engage with fields, streams and forests through fun nature based exploration and experimentation. Pediatrician Dr. Andrew Jones will be on hand to speak with parents. Come prepared to be outdoors with water, snack, sunscreen & bug spray. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate!
Pre-Register now at www.milfordrec.com.

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