Published DateHOLDERNESS — Join Squam Lakes Natural Science Center for a day all about nocturnal animals, ''Creatures of the Night'' on Sunday, June 2 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.). Meet some live animals seldom seen during the day, such as bats and owls. The International Dark Sky Association will be on hand with tips for preserving the night sky. No reservations required. All programs are part of regular trail admission.
Cost: Free for members; $15/adult, $12/senior (65+), $10/youth (ages 3 to 15), children 2 and under free.
On Tuesday, June 4, 3-4:30 p.m. the Science Center presents a special Bald Eagle Adventure to view these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. 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 are 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. Reserve a seat by calling 603-968-7194.
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 two and under.
On Tuesday, June 4, 7-8 p.m. a program will examine 50 years of scientific discovery at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.
Located in North Woodstock, Hubbard Brook is the world's longest running, most comprehensive ecosystem study. The continuing ecological record is invaluable for identifying and helping to solve vexing environmental problems through significant research.
Timothy Fahey, Ph.D., forest ecology professor at Cornell University in the Department of Natural Resources and a trustee and Principal Investigator at Hubbard Brook, will discuss Hubbard Brook's 50 years of research. This program is for adults and children age 16 and over. No charge to attend but reservations are required.
For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.