WALPOLE, N.H. — Community members are invited to participate in a series of free wildlife workshops in 2020. The “Birding on the Farm” workshop series will host one workshop per season to highlight a variety of bird species and will be hosted on different farms located on either side of the Connecticut river in NH & VT.
This workshop series is suitable for all levels of birders – from beginning to seasoned. Participants will learn about the role farms play in providing habitat for wildlife, which birds utilize different farming practices (grazing pasture, row crops, hay field, and orchards) and how and when these resources are used and explore the seasonality and natural history of wildlife in our region.
The first workshop in this series is scheduled for Sunday, March 15th from 9am-11am, at Miller Farm in Vernon, VT. Participants should plan to have already arrived at Miller Farm by 9am sharp! Binoculars and boots are recommended, and please come dressed appropriately for the weather.(Unless we experience an extreme weather event, this event is rain/snow or shine).
Please register online for this workshop at: https://birdingonthefarm-
Save the date for additional Birding on the Farm workshops later this year! (Locations TBD)
- Early Spring – Wednesday, May 13th from 7:30am-9:30am
- Summer – Saturday, June 27th from 8am-10am
- Fall – Sunday, October 4th from 9am-11am
Partners on this event include the Cheshire County Conservation District, Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District, Antioch Bird Club, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender. If you need accommodations, please contact Wendy Ward, 603-904-3010.
The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance. Our goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds, and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole NH where we work alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners. For more information, contact the Conservation District at 603-756-2988 ext.4.
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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