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2024

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Friday, June 21, 2024
11:30 am CDT12:30 pm CDT
234
lincoln, NE 68502
US

Saturday, June 22, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US
butterfly

Tin Mountain Conservation Center will be hosting its second butterfly count the weekend of July 20, 2024 as part of the North American Butterfly Association's annual statewide count. In advance of this community science event, we are offering this field training program to familiarize volunteers on how best to net, ID, and record butterflies. All are welcome, even if you can't join us for the count on July 22-23.
Program Fee:
TMCC Members: free
Non-members $15/person

Sunday, June 23, 2024
9:00 am10:30 am
1245 Bald Hill Road
Albany, NH 03818
US

Join Tin Mountain's Outreach Coordinator, Heather McKendry, for a slow-paced exploration of Tin Mountain's beautiful property. Whether we visit Chase Pond, the 1800's granite quarry or 14 acre Mountain Laurel Loop - our Albany trails offer spectacular wandering for all ages.

$15 per person/$25 per household
Members are free... consider a membership!

Pre-registration welcomed, but not required.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
1:00 pm3:00 pm
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US
mountain laurel

This program has been canceled due to low bloom. There are only about 10% of normal blossoms, so even in full bloom it will be a very muted display. We encourage anyone still interested to come experience it at your leisure.

Again we apologize for any inconvenience and here’s to hoping for a better display next year.

Saturday, June 29, 2024
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US

The Nature Learning Center at Tin Mountain's Albany campus will be closed for a private event.

Sunday, June 30, 2024
9:00 am10:30 am
1245 Bald Hill Road
Albany, NH 03818
US

Join Tin Mountain's Outreach Coordinator, Heather McKendry, for a slow-paced exploration of Tin Mountain's beautiful property. Whether we visit Chase Pond, the 1800's granite quarry or 14 acre Mountain Laurel Loop - our Albany trails offer spectacular wandering for all ages.

$15 per person/$25 per household
Members are free... consider a membership!

Pre-registration welcomed, but not required.

Monday, July 1, 2024
9:00 am11:00 am
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US
volunteer coffee

If you're interested in volunteering at Tin Mountain, please join us for our monthly Volunteer Morning Coffee Break! We meeting at 9:00 AM on the first Monday of the month. Join like-minded individuals and TMCC volunteers - experienced and new - for coffee and a tasty treat. Stay and help with projects for the day. Projects vary depending on the season and what's needed. You decide what you'd like to do to help from addressing envelopes to stacking firewood - there's always something to do and we appreciate your help.

No need to register.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
4:00 pm5:00 pm
book

Tin Mountain’s Environmental Book Group meets online the first Wednesday of the month at 4pm. All are welcome, whether you have finished (or started!) the book.

PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE PROGRAM LINK

Next Book Group Pick is:
Fire Weather by John Valliant

With masterly prose and a cinematic eye, John Vaillant takes us on a riveting journey through the intertwined histories of North America’s oil industry and the birth of climate science, to the unprecedented devastation wrought by modern forest fires, and into lives forever changed by these disasters. Vaillant’s urgent work is a book for—and from—our new century of fire, which has only just begun.

If you are interested in buying the book, copies are available at White Birch Books in North Conway.

Upcoming Books:

July: Fire Weather by John Valliant
August: Animal Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
September: Golden Wings & Hairy Toes by Todd McLeish
October: Birding to Change the World by Trish O’Kane

Tin Mountain’s Environmental Group is sponsored in part by White Birch Books of North Conway

Thursday, July 11, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
Rockwell Drive
Jackson, NH 03846
US
field station

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for weekly hikes at the Jackson Field Station property. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages welcome. Reservations required.
Program fee:
Members: free
Non-members: $15/person or 2 people for $25

Saturday, July 13, 2024
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US

The Nature Learning Center at Tin Mountain's Albany campus will be closed for a private event.

Thursday, July 18, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
Rockwell Drive
jackson, NH 03846
US
field station

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for weekly hikes at the Jackson Field Station property. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages welcome. Reservations required.
Program fee:
Members: free
Non member: $15/person

Thursday, July 25, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
Rockwell Drive
Jackson, NH 03846
US
field station

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for weekly hikes at the Jackson Field Station property. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages welcome. Reservations required.
Program fee:
Members: free
Non-members: $15/person or 2 people for $25

Saturday, July 27, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
1245 Bald Hill Road
Albany, NH 03818
US
sketching outside

All artistic levels are welcome for a morning of sketching outdoors. Artist Jessie Lozanski will introduce participants to basic practices that will help artists draw with less stress and often more accurately. Whether you are looking to improve your sketching skills or picking up a pencil for the first time, we encourage you to join us for this program.
Program fee:
$5/member
$15/non-member

Saturday, July 27, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
1245 Bald Hill Road
Albany, NH 03818
US
dirt road

Intense rains require careful road maintenance to reduce washouts and threats to surface water quality. Road maintenance contractor Russ Lanoie will discuss the basic principles behind maintaining gravel/dirt roads to provide better year-round service and present minimal non-point source pollution problems. This is a practical workshop that conveys techniques that are effective on all gravel/dirt roads. The indoor portion will be followed by a field exercise on Tin Mountain’s gravel parking lot and driveway.

If you live on a dirt road or have a dirt driveway, you don't want to miss this!

Thursday, August 1, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
Rockwell Drive
Jackson, NH 03846
US
field station

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for weekly hikes at the Jackson Field Station property. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages welcome. Reservations required.
Program fee:
Members: free
Non-members: $15/person or 2 people for $25

Monday, August 5, 2024
9:00 am11:00 am
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US
volunteer coffee

If you're interested in volunteering at Tin Mountain, please join us for our monthly Volunteer Morning Coffee Break! We meeting at 9:00 AM on the first Monday of the month. Join like-minded individuals and TMCC volunteers - experienced and new - for coffee and a tasty treat. Stay and help with projects for the day. Projects vary depending on the season and what's needed. You decide what you'd like to do to help from addressing envelopes to stacking firewood - there's always something to do and we appreciate your help.

No need to register.

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
4:00 pm5:00 pm
book

Tin Mountain’s Environmental Book Group meets online the first Wednesday of the month at 4pm. All are welcome, whether you have finished (or started!) the book.

PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE PROGRAM LINK

Next Book Group Pick is:
Animal Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

When Barbara Kingsolver and her family moved from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they took on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Concerned about the environmental, social, and physical costs of American food culture, they hoped to recover what Barbara considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production.

If you are interested in buying the book, copies are available at White Birch Books in North Conway.

Upcoming Books:

August: Animal Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
September: Golden Wings & Hairy Toes by Todd McLeish
October: Birding to Change the World by Trish O’Kane

Tin Mountain’s Environmental Group is sponsored in part by White Birch Books of North Conway

Thursday, August 8, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
Rockwell Drive
Jackson, NH 03846
US
field station

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for weekly hikes at the Jackson Field Station property. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages welcome. Reservations required.
Program fee:
Members: free
Non-members: $15/person or 2 people for $25

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
6:30 am5:00 pm
Jackson Historical Society
Jackson, NH 03846
US
canoe

Join Tin Mountain staff on a paddle down the Magalloway River, into Lake Umbagog, and back up the Androscoggin River. Paddlers will be treated to ample opportunities to spot wildlife and the spectacular landscape of Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding mountains. Use your own canoe/kayak or borrow ours. Rain date 8/15.
Program fee: $10/member, $25/ non-member
Canoe rental $10/person

Thursday, August 15, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
rockwell Drive
jackson, NH 03846
US
field station

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for weekly hikes at the Jackson Field Station property. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages welcome. Reservations required.
Program fee:
Members: free
Non-members: $15/person or 2 people for $25

Saturday, August 17, 2024
Mt. Washington Auto Road, Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire
MWARBH

The first of several waves of riders takes off for the 7.6 mile, one-way, all uphill ride to the 6,288 ft. summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeast. Many call it "the ride of a lifetime."

Thursday, August 22, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
rockwell Drive
jackson, NH 03846
US
field station

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for weekly hikes at the Jackson Field Station property. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages welcome. Reservations required.
Program fee:
Members: free
Non-members: $15/person or 2 people for $25

Thursday, August 29, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
rockwell Drive
jackson, NH 03846
US
field station

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for weekly hikes at the Jackson Field Station property. Highlights include the summit of Tin Mountain, a tin mine on the property, and historic homestead, and a mountain pond. Tin Mountain’s naturalist will explain the historic use of the property, help identify plant species, and point out animal signs. These hikes are a great way to explore the lesser trod trails of the White Mountains and avoid the crowds. Participants of all ages welcome. Reservations required.
Program fee:
Members: free
Non-members: $15/person or 2 people for $25

Saturday, August 31, 2024
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US

The Nature Learning Center at Tin Mountain's Albany campus will be closed for a private event.

Saturday, September 7, 2024
1:00 pm5:00 pm
1245 Bald Hill Road
Albany, NH 03818
US
owl eyes

Join Tin Mountain for an afternoon all about owls. Eyes on Owls will be presenting live owl programs at 1pm and 4pm with great activities between the two performances. A scavenger hunt, owl-themed crafts, owl pellet dissection, and active games will appeal to participants of all ages. And of course the trails are always available for self-paced exploration of the property.

Sponsored in part by Bank of NH

Monday, September 9, 2024
9:00 am11:00 am
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US
volunteer coffee

If you're interested in volunteering at Tin Mountain, please join us for our monthly Volunteer Morning Coffee Break! We meeting at 9:00 AM on the first Monday of the month. Join like-minded individuals and TMCC volunteers - experienced and new - for coffee and a tasty treat. Stay and help with projects for the day. Projects vary depending on the season and what's needed. You decide what you'd like to do to help from addressing envelopes to stacking firewood - there's always something to do and we appreciate your help.

No need to register.

Thursday, September 12, 2024
7:00 pm8:00 pm
TMCC Nature Learning Center
1245 Bald Hill Road
Albany, AL 03818
US
pine tree trunk

Old-growth forests are relatively rare in New Hampshire. This presentation will describe how to recognize the unique physical characteristics, important ecological attributes, and wildlife that favor such forests, and their importance as carbon reserves to help cool our planet. We will finish with a visual tour of several of the finest old-growth forests across our state, where ancient trees are a source of awe and inspiration. Recent research has shown we need both old-growth forest reserves and sustainably managed forests to provide for the needs of society and nature.
David Govatski is a retired forester and silviculturist. The US Forest Service employed him for 33 years. He has visited old-growth forests in all parts of North America and has a particular affinity for Alaska's Tongass National Forest's old-growth forests. David works as a Naturalist and lives with his wife in Jefferson, NH. David and Kathi were married in the Quinault Rain Forest on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.

Friday, September 13, 2024
9:00 am1:00 pm
1245 Bald Hill Road
Albany, NH 03818
US
white pine trunk

One of the finest places in New England to see towering Eastern white pines is Big Pines Natural Area in Tamworth, NH. One champion tree is over 150 feet tall and has a circumference of over 15 feet. Walking in this cathedral-like forest with numerous Eastern white pines and hemlocks exceeding 130 feet tall is a star attraction. This 170-acre Big Pines Natural Area at Hemenway State Forest was recently inducted into the Old-growth Forest Network because of its exemplary condition.

Our hike, considered moderate and 2.2 miles long with an elevation change of 600 feet, is not just a walk in the woods. It's an educational journey. We will stop along the way to examine the physical characteristics that make this an old-growth forest. We will delve into the fascinating history of Augustus and Harriet Hemenway, who donated nearly two thousand acres to New Hampshire to be Hemenway State Forest. We will have lunch at Great Hill Fire Tower, a perfect spot to discuss what we've learned and enjoy the fine views of the White Mountains.

Bring water, lunch, a pencil, and clothing for the weather. Binoculars, a camera, and a hand lens are helpful.

Thursday, September 19, 2024
7:00 pm8:00 pm
1245 Bald Hill Road
Albany, NH 03818
US
coyote

An eastern coyote is defined as much by its western coyote ancestry as by its DNA contribution from the Eastern wolf. “Our” coyotes vary physically and behaviorally from its smaller relative – while still carrying the incredible adaptability and canniness of Wile E. Coyote. This program takes a deep dive into the ecology and behavior of this creature, its indefatigability and how it is the human who must adapt to live with the ‘One Who Cannot Be Removed’.

On the horizon, however, is a native carnivore which fled the northeast during wolf removal and now may be trying to return: The eastern wolf. A look-alike to the coyote, it has been killed mistakenly for its similarity of appearance to the coyote. We’ll talk about how the wolf and coyote might negotiate a truce in the northeast and how we might do the same.

Monday, October 7, 2024
9:00 am11:00 am
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US
volunteer coffee

If you're interested in volunteering at Tin Mountain, please join us for our monthly Volunteer Morning Coffee Break! We meeting at 9:00 AM on the first Monday of the month. Join like-minded individuals and TMCC volunteers - experienced and new - for coffee and a tasty treat. Stay and help with projects for the day. Projects vary depending on the season and what's needed. You decide what you'd like to do to help from addressing envelopes to stacking firewood - there's always something to do and we appreciate your help.

No need to register.

Saturday, October 12, 2024
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US

The Nature Learning Center at Tin Mountain's Albany campus will be closed for a private event.

Monday, November 4, 2024
9:00 am11:00 am
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US
volunteer coffee

If you're interested in volunteering at Tin Mountain, please join us for our monthly Volunteer Morning Coffee Break! We meeting at 9:00 AM on the first Monday of the month. Join like-minded individuals and TMCC volunteers - experienced and new - for coffee and a tasty treat. Stay and help with projects for the day. Projects vary depending on the season and what's needed. You decide what you'd like to do to help from addressing envelopes to stacking firewood - there's always something to do and we appreciate your help.

No need to register.

Monday, December 2, 2024
9:00 am11:00 am
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH 03818
US
volunteer coffee

If you're interested in volunteering at Tin Mountain, please join us for our monthly Volunteer Morning Coffee Break! We meeting at 9:00 AM on the first Monday of the month. Join like-minded individuals and TMCC volunteers - experienced and new - for coffee and a tasty treat. Stay and help with projects for the day. Projects vary depending on the season and what's needed. You decide what you'd like to do to help from addressing envelopes to stacking firewood - there's always something to do and we appreciate your help.

No need to register.

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