Science Center Offers Birding, Wildflowers and Bald Eagle Programs (302)

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in partnership with Squam Lakes Conservation Society holds a weekly beginning birding program from 7-10 a.m. on Fridays. Join Iain MacLeod on May 24, 31 and June 7 as he leads participants through a variety of habitats where they learn identification by sight and sound and build upon skills each week.
Rick Van de Poll will lead the group on June 14; Bob Ridgely on June 21; and Tony Vazzano on June 28.
This program is for adults and children age 14 and over. Registration is requested in advance by calling 968-7194.
Cost is $12/SLNSC or SLCS member; $15/non-member
On Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to noon the Science Center invites people to get out and see the natural world that is bursting forth with new growth. Late May is a great time to search the fields and forests for the fleeting beauty of spring wildflowers. Explore with Naturalist Eric D'Aleo to look for and identify the obvious, and not so obvious, spring wildflowers in the area.
This program is for adults and children age 12 and over. Registration is requested in advance by calling 968-7194.
Cost: $7/member; $9/non-member
A Bald Eagle Adventure cruise will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 3-4:30 p.m. The cruise focuses on the recovery of Bald Eagles as nesting species in the state, with particular discussion about the pair of Bald Eagles that has nested on a Squam island since 2003 and fledged 18 chicks. All Squam Lake Cruises at 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter's Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Reserve a seat by calling 968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $23/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $21/non-member; Youth (ages 3-15): $17/member; $19/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.