Location: Meet at Belknap Woods trailhead off of Route 25B in Holderness.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA for a fun and engaging family hike! This low intensity hike will be about a mile long through Belknap Woods. This program will focus on wintering animals, and enable participants to think about and learn how animals prepare for the winter and how they utilize different habitats to survive. Participants will be able to view different habitat types throughout the hike, while keeping an eye out for signs of animals. This program is designed with children in mind, so families are encouraged to attend.
Audience: This program is geared towards families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: Participants should bring appropriate clothing, water, food, and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
While on this hike we might see a few of the animals who call NH home we aren't likely to see very many. We are lucky to have the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center right in our backyard which is a wonderful place to visit and learn more about NH's animals and natural world. Keep an eye out for their winter guided tours where you can see the animals in their winter coats & plumage as well as their bird banding programs. Click here to view their calendar of events.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hi, my name is Kimberly Appleby and I am originally from Deland, Florida. I graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. I am interested in studying ecology to help minimize human impact to natural ecosystems. I enjoy kayaking, photography, and being around animals. I had an amazing summer serving as an LRCC member at the SLA. I am excited to be back for the winter term, and I look forward to continuing to share my knowledge and passion for our incredible natural surroundings.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
Throughout the year, 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 Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.
Lakes Region Conservation Corps
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.