Conservation Commission Holds Annual Musquash Field Day

Londonderry’s lush environment is known for many things, including its multiple vibrant ponds and the Mack’s Apple orchards.  But for residents and visitors alike that hope to get a more in-depth view of the forests, the Musquash Conservation Area is at their beck and call.

And, as is tradition for this time of year, the Londonderry Conservation Commission will be holding its annual Musquash Field Day on Feb. 17 to allow attendees to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the one thousand acre property.

Having been held during the winter for more than two decades, Conservation Commission member Julie Christenson-Collins noted at a recent Town Council meeting that the event offers something for everyone, as proven in the past by drawing crowds of people and families who have come to enjoy the season, the snow and other fun activities.

“And it will be held rain, snow or shine,” Christenson-Collins noted.

County forestry officials will be on hand to expand on various winter plants, trees and other animals that call the Musquash home, as well as the many marked trails people can wander through. Furthermore, attendees will also be able to learn about timber harvesting in the forest and even go over to Porcupine Rock to view winter wildlife.

There are activities for the younger nature lovers as well, with a scavenger hunt being made available for them. The hike will cap off with refreshments being offered around an open fire.

Visitors can come anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trail experts will offer maps and trail information for those who want to travel the area’s many trails on their own.

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