This Week's Program:
We will walk around a mile round trip path in Whitten Woods to view native flora species. The topics during the walk will include a definition of a native plant species and the importance of native flora characteristics, the importance of native flora in terms of pollinators, native wildlife, water infiltration, and soil erosion control. Participants will receive a beginner’s field guide of native plants that are common in the region and those that are along the chosen trail.
Ages 13 & up, must be capable of walking a mile.
Whitten Woods, participants meet at trailhead parking lot off of Highland Street in Ashland.
This Week's Intern Guide:
My name is Tamara Few and I am from Burnsville, Minnesota. I am rising senior at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities pursuing a degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. I have an incredible love for gardening, and I have been planting native species for the past three years around my family’s home.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
Every Friday from June 16 through August 18, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Squam Conservation Interns who spend their summers on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. Click here for more information about the Adventure Ecology program.
Other Adventure Ecology Trips during the summer of 2017:
- Interactive Walking Tour of New Hampshire's Ferns (June 16)
- Climate Change Interpretive Hike in Belknap Woods (June 23)
- Interactive Ecology Walk Through Belknap Woods (June 30)
- Exploration of Microbes in Squam Lake (July 14)
- Species Interactions and the Balance of Nature (July 21)
- Guided Beaver Walk and Discussion (July 28)
- Trail Running Ridge Race Preview (August 4)
- Introduction to Rock Climbing (August 11)
- Turtle Talk on White Oak Pond (August 18)
Squam Conservation Internship:
The Squam Conservation Internship provides skills and experience for future conservation professionals while working as the driving force behind the SLA's conservation mission. This volunteer internship provides hands-on conservation work experience and certification over a broad range of activities. Interns serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, work toward the eradication of variable milfoil, help to preserve loon populations on the lakes, engage both youth and adults in environmental education, and perform other conservation duties such as shoreline restoration and trail maintenance and construction. Learn more about the internship program here.