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SUMMER 2024 EVENTS--50TH ANNIVERSARY 1974-2024

CANARIES IN THE COALMINE: BIRD POPULATION DECLINES IN NH
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 AT 7 PM

A 2019 paper in the journal Science highlighted a 29% net loss in bird populations in North America since 1970. Avid birder and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Executive Director Iain MacLeod will look at bird population trends in New Hampshire that show a similar decline. Many familiar songbirds are vanishing while others like raven, wild turkey and pileated woodpecker are increasing. What is behind these changes and are there ways to mitigate or reverse the trend? Photo: NYT
Free event!

National Moth Week Evening Moth Walk
Friday, July 26 (rain date July 27) from 8 – 9:30 PM

Have you ever wondered about the moths attracted to your porch light? What are they called, what do they eat, why are they there and where do they go when summer ends? Join independent researcher Deb Lievens for an informative presentation about moths, followed by a moth walk near our nature center. Photo: nationalmothweek.org
Free event!

Kids’ Nature Walk
Saturday, July 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, rain or shine!

For kids ages 4 to 12 and their caregivers, walk around the trail with nature lover and educator Jess Halm to explore the forest and aquatic ecosystems at Quincy Bog. The focus of the walk will depend on the interests of the participants. You never know what you will find!
Free event!

SPIRAL SONGS: WANING SUMMER
Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Claire & Molly McCahan will lead an immersive musical gathering offering a performance of classical and folk songs melded with group singing, outdoor exploration, and guided mindfulness at Quincy Bog. Appropriate for ages 10+. Visit our website www.quincybog.org for more information and ticket reservations ($20 online, $25 day-of). Limited to 30 people.)

Past Events

Maple Sugaring in NH and the Effects                      of Climate Change
Wednesday, July 10 at 7 pm

UNH Cooperative Extension Forestry Specialist and Professor Steve Roberge will discuss how sap flows in maple trees, how it’s extracted for maple syrup production and how a shifting climate and unpredictable weather impact sap and syrup production.
Photo: collaborativenh.org.
Free event!

Walking in the Woods with Robert Frost:        Seeing Nature Through the Words of
America’s Most-Loved Poet 
Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm

Writer, poet and journalist Jeffery Zygmont will recite a selection of Frost’s nature poems, including some of his best-known works. With each recitation he provides background on Frost’s life, offering insight into the poem’s origins and its significance. Participants will join in a lively discussion and celebration of Frost’s work that will deepen their appreciation for both the poet and New Hampshire’s natural environment. Sponsored by NH Humanities.
Free event!

50th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, June 22 (10:00 AM to 1:00PM)

Children’s scavenger hunt begins at 10 am. Meet outside the nature center.
Longtime Quincy Bog Board Member Betty Jo Taffe will discuss the Early History of Quincy Bog, illustrated by documents from the Quincy Bog Archives at 10:15. 
11:00 Refreshments will be provided. Remarks and Recognitions.
11:30 Silent Auction of QB signage
New ‘bog gear’ merchandise for sale! 
Children’s activities throughout the event.

Wildflower Walk (9 AM to Noon)
Saturday, June 15 (rain date June 16)  

George DeWolf will lead a walk to observe flowering plants, with a focus on identification and interesting facts about the Bog’s colorful blooming flora.
Free event!

The Quincy Boggers in Concert
Wednesday, June 12 from 7 – 8  pm 

Join us for our first summer program series with local musicians Jim Tyrrell and Jeff Lindblom for a live performance of original compositions and semi-traditional songs played with an Irish flair.
Free event!

Spring Bird Walk
Sunday, June 2 from 7:00 – 9:30 a.m

Join us for a beginning birding program that will help you identify the huge variety of birds that fill our woods, meadows and wetlands each spring. Explore the differing habitats at Quincy Bog and learn identification by sight and sound.
Free event!
 

SPIRAL SONGS: SPRING RISING
Saturday May 4th & Sunday May 5th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join Claire and Molly McCahan at Quincy Bog to attune to the up swelling of Spring’s energy through song and outdoor exploration. We will be joined by pianist 𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐫 and violinist 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐛𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐫 @shelbyjohntrevor for a program ranging from traditional Scottish tunes to Britten duets and modern folk.
Tickets: $20 pre-registration, $25 day-of
𝐃𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐭 https://spiralsongs.ticketleap.com/rising-spring/

BEAVER VIEWING WALK

April 18, Thursday, from 7:00-8:30PM 

Participants will meet at 7PM at the nature center to look at beaver artifacts and hear a brief overview about these marvelous creatures. The group will then proceed to the boardwalk below the nature center to look for beaver. Bog Host Steve Anglea will lead the walk.  Photo by Nance Masterson.
Saturday, March 2 
SNOW CREATION EVENT Cancelled due to weather. No rain date.

Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Quincy Bog Natural Area by creating a masterpiece out of snow along our trail at the bog! If you aren’t a snow creation builder, we encourage you to visit the bog and view the creative works of the community!

Date: Saturday, March 2 (rain date March 9)
Time: Check in at our Nature Center between 10 am and 2 pm
Location: Quincy Bog
Theme: Bog related—wildlife (vertebrate and invertebrate), plants, fungi, and trees

Take a picture of your snow creation and post it via messenger on our FB site. We will share with the community and fan favorites will be chosen!
Important:
*No dyes, pigments or food coloring are permitted.
*Do not disrupt the natural environment at the bog.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary to participate. All ages are welcome! Refreshments will be available in our nature center.

Saturday, January 20th at noon. 

The kickoff event for our 50th Anniversary will be held outside of our nature center. Yes, it will be chilly! A portable fire pit will be set up for a weenie roast and s’mores! 

Saturday, February 3 (Storm date February 10) – Spiral Songs for Kids: Imbolc & Deep Winter (11am-12pm)

Join sisters Claire & Molly McCahan for a family friendly musical gathering of sing-alongs, stories, and song about deep winter at Quincy Bog Nature Center. Chairs and light snacks will be available, and guests should be prepared to take care of their physical comfort indoors and outdoors. COVID Protocol: guests are requested to complete a day-of COVID test. Masks are encouraged but not required.

The event is free-of-charge! Additional contributions will be happily accepted to support future Spiral Songs events and the Quincy Bog Natural Area. Pre-registration is required at spiralsongs.ticketleap.com/imbolc/

Saturday, February 3 & Sunday February 4th (Storm dates February 10th & 11th) – Spiral Songs: Imbolc & Deep Winter (2:00-4:00pm)

Join sisters Claire & Molly McCahan for an immersive musical gathering of classical and folk songs melded with group singing, outdoor exploration, and guided mindfulness work at the Quincy Bog Nature Center. Guests should be prepared to maintain their comfort in the winter temperatures and conditions while outside.  Appropriate for ages 12+. COVID Protocol: guests are requested to complete a day-of COVID test. Masks are encouraged but not required.

$15 Ticket Fee. Additional contributions will be happily accepted to support future Spiral Songs events and the Quincy Bog Natural Area. Registration Required at spiralsongs.ticketleap.com/imbolc/