Andover Resident Shares Helpful Guidance About Migrating Geese

Shows property owners how to help

By Lee Wells

The information in this article was taken from the New Hampshire Lakes Association’s NHLakes.org/wp-content/uploads/11-Lake-Friendly-Actions-Along-the-Shoreline-Don_t-Invite-Canada-Geese-NH-LAKES.pdf. One of the great sounds of fall is the sound of the Canada Geese honking as they head south for the winter. However, people who live on the shores of our lakes recognize that the geese cause problems. Problems caused by […]

The Exchange Invites Shoppers to Visit Unique Market

By Tiffany Perkins
The Exchange Invites Shoppers to Visit Unique Market

Perhaps you’ve seen an ad for “The Exchange” somewhere in your travels? Or was it a sign on the side of the road one late July day? Or maybe you have read the buzz on social media about this local event?  You’ve heard of it, your friends are talking about it, maybe your uncle went […]

Squam Lakes Offers Many Program Choices for September

Outdoor activities include a lake cruise

Press release

All About Birds Day Thursday, September 2, 10 AM to 4:30 PM. (last trail admission at 3:30 PM.) Celebrate birds and the opening of the new Raptor Exhibit at the Science Center. Visitors will get up close to live raptors at Pop Up Animal Encounters throughout the day. Docents and naturalists will be stationed at […]

FNRT Nominated to Rail Trail Hall of Fame

Vote early! Vote often! Through Friday, August 6.

Press release
FNRT Nominated to Rail Trail Hall of Fame

For years, the Northern Rail Trail has been a treasured space to get outside, get around and become an active member of our community—and now, it’s a candidate for national recognition in the Rail to Trails Conservancy @railstotrails prestigious Hall of Fame! The voting is now live, so please show your love for the Northern Rail […]

Franklin’s Profile Grows with Mill City Park Groundbreaking

Whitewater park to open in September

By Charlie Darling
Franklin’s Profile Grows with Mill City Park Groundbreaking

The long-planned revitalization of Franklin’s community, economy, and pride took a big step forward on July 12 when civic leaders gathered in the city’s Trestle View Park to break ground for Mill City Park at Franklin Falls, New England’s first whitewater park. Construction is now underway, with project organizers and city leaders pushing for the […]

Local Resident Offers Yard Tips Based on Nature Book

"Nature's Best Hope" by Doug Tallamy

By Mary Anne Broshek

This article is a continuation of advice from Doug Tallamy’s book, Nature’s Best Hope.  The focus is on yard tips and a good way to get rid of mosquitoes without harming other beneficial insects with insecticides or bug zappers. Don’t Spray and Fertilize Lawns • Most native plants are adapted to low nitrogen soil. • […]

Highland Lake Loon Chick Loses Its Fight for Life

Pom-Pom's death saddened lake residents

By Donna Baker-Hartwell
Highland Lake Loon Chick Loses Its Fight for Life

Highland Lake’s nesting pair of loons chose a safe spot this year to nest. The east side of the island and within the No Wake area of the Narrows is typically quieter and protected from waves.  On June 26, one chick was seen swimming alongside an adult and sitting on the adult’s back. For several […]

Highland Lake Loons are Nesting in a Safer Spot This Year

Chicks should hatch in early July

By Donna Baker-Hartwell
Highland Lake Loons are Nesting in a Safer Spot This Year

It was official that our loon pair were beginning to nest on the east side of the island on May 28. As I write this update, they are 19 days into a 28- to 30-day gestation period. Sometime between June 26 and June 28 — if all goes well — we should see some chicks […]

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