Within the hilly, rocky terrain of the Monadnock region, the 21 acre Sucker Brook Cove Wildlife Sanctuary occupies a portion of the northwest shore of picturesque, 33 acre Silver Lake. From the Sanctuary, one can get an impressive view of Mt. Monadnock, which is about seven air miles to the south.
The Sanctuary consists of closed-canopy, mixed forest of northern hardwoods, red oak, white pine and eastern hemlock growing on and among the glacial erratics (boulders) typical of the area. Most of the shoreline area of the Sanctuary encompasses Sucker Brook Cove, a shallow, sandy bay of Silver Lake where a woodland creek, Sucker Brook, enters. Smaller woodland creeks and seeps also enter the cove and much of the cove’s shoreline is an ecologically interesting gradation of habitat types, from foest to wetland shrubs to open water with emergent and floating aquatic plants. The cove is home to many forms of wildlife including the Common Loon and Great Blue Heron.
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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.