Rindge Conservation Commission schedules hike

Published: 06-14-2024 8:30 AM

Rindge Conservation Commission invites the public to celebrate Father’s Day with a pollinator hike on Sunday, June 16, at 1:30 p.m.

The one-hour hike is free and open to everyone. Participants will learn about New Hampshire native pollinators at Contoocook Marsh Conservation Complex.      

The walk will begin at the parking area on County Road (east off US-202 about 1 1/2 miles north of NH-119). Following defined paths, the hikers will observe pollinators such as native bees and plants important to their life cycle and visit the pollinator garden. Walkers will also see dragonflies and damselflies, which help control mosquitoes. Conservation Commission Vice Chair Richard Mellor will lead the hike along with Deni Dickler, a New Hampshire master gardener. Participants should protect themselves with sunscreen and bug spray, and bring a bottle of water.

The June 16 hike starts the Conservation Commission’s annual Hike and Paddle Series that highlights the town’s trails, forests, and wetlands. Each outing is led by a Conservation Commission member with knowledge of the history and natural features present on the conservation land.

The next four hikes in the series are July 21 at Mattabeseck Wildlife Corridor, Aug. 18 Dog Days of Summer Hike and Paddle at Converse Meadow, Sept. 22 Honeybee Month Hike at Tetreault Park and Oct. 20 National Raptor Month Hike at Miriam Hunt Memorial Forest.  All events are free and held rain or shine.

For information, send email to the Rindge Conservation Commission at rindgeconcom@rindgenh.gov.