THE NATURE CAFÉ
Come join us once per month at the beautiful Massabesic Audubon Center to enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and delicious desserts while you learn about our natural environment. March 21: The Seven Sleepers Deep in their winter burrows, New Hampshire’s seven types of hibernators are preparing to wake up with the spring thaw. Seasoned wildlife biologist Eric Orff will discuss what keeps these animals alive while at death’s door in the wintertime. From jumping mice to bears, learn about how extreme hibernation has to be to survive our winter and hear Eric’s stories from the forest after 40 years of field work in NH’s woods. April 4: Tracking Ospreys Learn about Project OspreyTrack with Iain MacLeod, a multi-year project using GPS trackers to follow Ospreys from their nests in New Hampshire to their wintering grounds in South America. Hear the amazing and sometimes tragic stories of ten NH Ospreys, including Art, a male Osprey from Bridgewater, NH who travelled 5,000 miles to his winter home in Brazil and returned to his nest in April 2013 to be greeted by a film crew and reporters. The program will include an up-close encounter with a live Osprey. May 16 (rain date of May 23): Night Hike under the Stars You may be familiar with the Massabesic trails, but have you ever walked them at night? Join Naturalist Angie Krysiak for a guided hike of a portion of the Massabesic trails to experience the hidden sights and sounds of the nocturnal forest. We’ll look for woodcocks and listen for frogs, and hope for some bats or owls. Afterwards members of the NH Astronomical Society will lead a Sky Watch for a close up experience with the stars and planets above us. Telescopes will be provided; bring your flashlights.
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