The Monadnock Center for History and Culture will host a hiking field trip to the Poole Memorial Woods on Mt. Monadnock with special guest Dave Anderson of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The field trip will explore the history of the region’s forest through the evidence found in the Poole Memorial Woods. On this interpretive hike, Dave Anderson will speak on the forest and forest ecology as well as land use history. The hike will include a visit to an old cellar hole complex.
Dave Anderson is the Director of Education & Volunteer Services for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests where he has worked for nearly 22 years. Anderson’s monthly “Forest Journal” column appears in the statewide New Hampshire Sunday News. His quarterly “Nature’s View” columns are long-time regular feature in the Forest Society’s color quarterly magazine Forest Notes. Anderson is a writer and host of the “Something Wild” natural history feature on New Hampshire Public Radio.
This program is presented in conjunction with the Monadnock Center’s current exhibit, TIMBER! Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of the Region’s Forested Landscape. The field trip is free of charge but participants will need to pay the $5 day use fee to Monadnock State Park. To participate, please register for the field trip with the Monadnock Center by calling (603) 924-3235. The trip is limited to 25 participants. The hike will be moderately strenuous and participants should wear appropriate footwear and dress in layers.
The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is a community museum and education center in downtown Peterborough. For more information about this and other Monadnock Center programs, call 924-3235 or visit MonadnockCenter.