Popple Island

Popple Island

149 Acres
1.5 Miles of Trails
Epsom, NH

Popple Island Wildlife Sanctuary is a 143 acre parcel that includes the western shore of Odiorne Pond. Roughly a quarter of the property is a wetland complex of open water, emergent, shrub swamp, and fen created by a series of beaver dams on the drainage from Odiorne Pond, from these wetlands emerges Lockes Brook, a very pretty and typical woodland brook. The majority of the Sanctuary is comprised of gently sloping hills covered with closed-canopy forests.

NH Audubon conducted forest management in the winter of 2020, which will result in a diversity of habitat types for birds, but which can look surprising to human visitors in the short-term. Please bear with us in the meantime and enjoy the return of birds and other wildlife to this sanctuary.

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Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.