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"Kettle of One" - April 11 at Cook Memorial Library
On Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth Village, Eric Masterson will present "Kettle of One," about following the migration of the Broad-winged Hawks from NH to Mexico, on his bicycle. A flock of migrating hawks gaining altitude in a thermal of rising air is known as a "kettle," but a solo bicyclist following the migration on land is a "Kettle of One,' which is the name of Eric's program. All are welcome to this free program which is cosponsored by The Tamworth Conservation Commission and the Cook Memorial Library.
Vernal Pool Tour, April 21 – Sponsored by Tamworth Conservation Commission
Every year, along about mid-April, an amphibian rite of Spring occurs in scattered, ephemeral, woodland pools. These pools are crucial to the life cycle of various salamanders, frogs and crustaceans. Although the most fascinating time to visit them is the first rainy night above 40 degrees Fahrenheit (known as “The Big Night” by amphibia-philes), there's always something to see and talk about a week or so either side of the main attraction. On this walk we will be exploring and discussing the natural history of wood frogs and mole salamanders and whatever else we happen to encounter. Our guide will be Chris Conrod. Although his background is mainly loons and granivorous rodents, he has a special warm spot in his heart for amphibians.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am, rain or shine.
Location: Meet at 679 Old Mail Road (AC Kennett Accounting), 1.2 miles up Old Mail Road from Gardner Hill Road.
Duration: Until we're done (2 or 3 hours?), we'll be visiting anywhere from three to five pools but you are welcome to stay for just one or two if you wish. We will mostly be just a short road walk away from the meeting area. Total walking distance can range from a couple hundred yards to a little over a mile.
Dress for the outdoors. Wear comfortable foot gear that you don't mind if they get wet.
Naturally Curious? A blog of natural wonders day by day. In 2013, TCC co-sponsored a talk by its author, Mary Holland of Vermont.
See the Tamworth 250th Celebration Photo Contest Winners
You can view the winning photographs here.
The Tamworth Conservation Commission (TCC), created by the voters in 1966 in accordance with RSA 36-A, is a volunteer board of the Town of Tamworth, NH, with members appointed by the Selectmen. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month and as needed, at the Town Office. The public is welcome.
For more information about conservation commissions, see the NH Association of Conservation Commissions.
New Page Added
New Hampshire Fish and Game Wildlife Action Plan maps offer a wealth of information concerning wildlife habitat in Tamworth. You can download these Tamworth-specific maps here.
Conservation Lands Review Committee Meeting - March 19
Monday, March 19, 2018; 1:00 pm
Tamworth Town Office
Agenda: proposal for conservation easement on 2.5 acres of Community School property
Managed Lands & Trails
Wetlands & Groundwater
Wetlands provide critical functions: protecting water we depend on and providing habitat.
Groundwater is THE source of drinking water for Tamworth residents. Its quality is vital to public health. You can help protect it...