It’s Official – Ice-Out Called on Highland Lake on March 27

Early, but not the earliest, since 1992

By Donna Baker-Hartwell
It’s Official – Ice-Out Called  on Highland Lake on March 27

March 27: A windy night last night broke up the ice on Highland Lake. It’s official: an early morning ice-out was called on Friday, March 27. Just two weeks ago, I could still see evidence of the winter activity in the etching of snowmobile tracks, skis, and ice fishing gear on the surface of the […]

Local Maple Sugar Producers Welcome You During Maple Madness

Visit a sugar house on Maple Weekend in March

By Beacon staff
Local Maple Sugar Producers Welcome You During Maple Madness

Hosted by the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, Maple Sugaring Month runs from March 7 to 29, spanning four weekends of maple madness. The fun reaches its peak on the 25th annual New Hampshire Maple Weekend, which will be on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22. Across the state, sugar makers open their doors […]

FNRT-MC Draft Minutes of Board Meeting September 18, 2019

By George Heaton

FNRT-MC, Draft Minutes of Board Meeting September 18, 2019 Andover Hub, Andover . Board Attendees:  Alex Bernhard, Steve Darling, George Heaton, Craig Heim, Lindy Heim, Charles Martin, Myra Mayman. Nita Tomaszewski Loyal Trail Supporters:  Walter Durack, Ricker Miller, Patrice Rasche, Steve Rasche Routine Business Matters: 1. Minutes of August 2019 Board Meeting, accepted unanimously without […]

Carriage Driving on the Rail Trail

By Faith Clendenen
Carriage Driving on the Rail Trail

Once again the Granite State Carriage Driving Association held a Drive and Ride event on the Northern Rail Trail on the 11th of August from Potter Place.  The weather was perfect for the event, with temperatures in the mid 70s and a moderate breeze to help keep the insects at bay. There were five carriages […]

Input Needed For Forest Action Plan 2020

It’s a short online survey.

Press Release

The New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands has begun work on the Forest Action Plan 2020, and is seeking input at both public listening sessions and through a brief online survey. New Hampshire’s Forest Action Plan 2020 will include an assessment of our current forest conditions and trends as well as identify threats and […]

Audubon September Programs Being Offered

Press Release

Classes are held at the New Hampshire Audubon Massabesic Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, New Hampshire 03132 Fall Equinox Celebration September 21, 2019 6 to 7:30 PM Cost: Individuals-$10M/$12NM – Families – $25M/$30NM Join us as we celebrate the Fall Equinox by walking the Audubon trails and observing the sky, trees, birds, and forest floor […]

Landowner Options Workshop Offered

Thursday, September 12

Press Release

The Conservation Options Workshop, is a program that we offer to landowners who may have questions about the future of their property.  Our previous sessions have been quite popular and very informative. This year’s workshop is sponsored by the Outreach Committee and the Bradford Conservation Commission.  It will be held in the Brown Memorial Library […]

Public Asked to Look for Signs of Oak Tree Disease

Press Release

New Hampshire forestry officials are concerned about a new oak tree-killing disease that may be making its way to the state.  Oak Wilt disease has been in the Great Lakes region for decades but recent outbreaks in Albany and Long Island, New York have New Hampshire officials on alert. Red oaks – which have pointy-tipped […]

Two Chicks Hatched & Persisting

By Bonita Betters-Reed (for Donna Baker-Hartwell)
Two Chicks Hatched & Persisting

While Donna Baker-Hartwell is away, Earle Davis and Bonita Betters-Reed are on close loon watch. They are happy to report that two chicks hatched (July 3), probably in the wee hours of the morning, as the parents were heard sounding the announcement. Bonita’s daughter Ally took these great photos showing one baby. Later in the […]

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