ADVENTURE ECOLOGY TRIPS – HABITAT HUNT
Friday, July 3rd 2015
Come along and take a walk you’ll surely enjoy with the Squam Lakes Association on Friday, July 3rd from 12-2pm, for our second Adventure Ecology trip of the summer. Squam Conservation Intern, Douglas McMillan will be guiding a hike through the Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest to seek out as many habitats and ecosystems as possible, with a focus on building natural awareness.
Bring your curiosity and your questions! Come with a couple of critters in mind that you’d like to know more about – be they bugs, birds, amphibians or more! We will be trekking across several designated sites where we will settle in for a moment and observe all that’s going on. We’ll then search for our creatures. We will use a few keys during our observations to determine if where we’ve stopped is a suitable home. This is an activity designed to engage all five of our senses and build upon our experiences with nature.
To thrive life needs food, water, shelter and a place to raise young, these are some of the keys to living. At the end of our adventure we will have a discussion and reflection period. We will share our high and low points of the trip, and all are encouraged to convey a meaningful part of their experience through a picture, poem, song & dance or any other outlet of expression.
I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction. –Steve Irwin