Help NH Wildlife this Spring

Published: Mar 7, 2017

From planting shrubs for rabbits to counting bats, volunteers can help New Hampshire wildlife through stewardship and citizen science this spring! Become part of the movement to conserve and maintain New Hampshire’s natural environment for the many species that call our state home. Below is a list of events on our calendar that have to do with helping wildlife. See if there are any upcoming opportunities that fit your schedule, then sign-up to help! We'll keep adding to this list as wildlife-themed events are posted this spring, so check back frequently. Click the links below to see event details and sign-up.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Volunteer Training

Thousands of salamanders, frogs, and toads make their way to vernal pools each spring to breed. Learn how you can help shepherd them to safety across busy roads.

Sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education (FREE):

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Nelson, NH.
  • Friday, March 24, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Keene, NH.
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Hancock, NH.

Help Save Salamanders - Monadnock Region

Sponsored by NH Audubon Massabesic Center (Cost - $5):

  • Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Auburn, NH.

Help Save Salamanders - Greater Manchester

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Bat Brigades Volunteer Training

Find out about research to help bats resist White-Nose Syndrome and help scientists count bats around the state (even in your yard!).

Sponsoring Organization: NH Audubon Massabesic Center

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Massabesic Center in Auburn, NH.

Count Bats - Greater Manchester

Around the globe and right here in New England, biologists have been buzzing about pollinator decline. From native bumble bees to butterflies, some of these species have already disappeared. Attend any of these workshops to learn about the role native pollinators play in our ecosystem and how you can help, whether in your own backyard or on land you manage.

Training/Education: The Round and the Furry

Sponsoring Organization: Upper Valley Pollinator Partners

  • Monday, April 10, 2017, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Bradford Academy/Town Hall in Bradford, VT.

What's the Buzz on Bumblebees? - Upper Valley of NH & VT

Training: Managing Lawn & Garden Pests with Fewer Chemicals

Sponsoring Organization: Upper Valley Pollinator Partners & UNH Cooperative Extension

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT.

Reduce Your Pesticide Use - Upper Valley of NH & VT

Training: Supporting Native Pollinators with Gardens and Meadows

Sponsoring Organization: Upper Valley Pollinator Partners & UNH Cooperative Extension

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT.

Benefit Bees in Your Garden - Upper Valley of NH & VT

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Bluebird Natural History and Trail Monitoring

Get involved in a citizen science project to research the status of NH bird species like Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows!

Sponsoring Organization: NH Audubon Massabesic Center

  • Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Massabesic Center in Auburn, NH.

Monitor Bluebirds - Greater Manchester

Training: Woodcock Walk & Talk

The "singing fields" and brushy habitat that woodcock need also benefit many other wildlife species, and these habitats can be managed on a small scale right in your backyard.

Sponsoring Organization: NH Coverts Project & UNH Cooperative Extension

  • Saturday, April 15, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Slade Brook Farm in Etna, NH.

Learn about Woodcock Habitat - Upper Valley

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Plant Shrubs for Rabbits

NH Fish & Game needs volunteers to help plant shrubs at the site of the largest New England cottontail restoration project on state lands in New Hampshire.

Sponsoring Organization: NH Fish & Game & UNH Cooperative Extension

  • FULL - Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Dover, NH
  • FULL - Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Dover, NH.

Plant Shrubs for Rabbits - Seacoast