by Diane De Luca
NH Audubon is establishing a one-acre demonstration pollinator meadow at its headquarters in Concord using non-herbicidal methods. This project will engage community members and organizational collaborators in site preparation, seeding, and ongoing maintenance of two successive half-acre pollinator meadow plots in publicly accessible fields. This project will provide a valuable workshop location for regional citizen science training. Project staff will host one training event per year in order to support ongoing citizen science monitoring of native plants and pollinator species.
The workshops will include hands-on best practices for citizen scientists when monitoring for phenological changes throughout the year as well as identification of focal species of insects that would add to the state’s knowledge base of insects of conservation need. Collaborators from UNH Extension Master Gardeners, Xerces Society, and USFWS will be included in workshops. Participants of the annual workshops will learn about how to successfully remove invasive plants using non-herbicidal methods by walking through the site coordination process. Visitors to the project site will learn about site management via the interpretive signage that will be installed at the perimeter of the meadow.
Parker Schuerman created this collage video of all the hard work he and his team are putting into the nearly-finished All Persons Trail at McLane Center. This trail is our
Join New Hampshire Audubon for our 2022 Pollinator Webinar series as we celebrate Pollinator Conservation. This series seeks to inspire involvement and engagement in pollinator conservation through close focus programs