Conservancy meeting Saturday

  • Nature photographer John Rockwood will discuss loons at the Monadnock Conservancy’s annual meeting Saturday. COURTESY PHOTOS

Published: 9/13/2018 1:26:48 PM

The Monadnock Conservancy, a land trust for southwestern New Hampshire, hosts “Picturesque Ponds & Laughing Loons,” its 29th Annual Celebration at the Hilltop Golf Course in Peterborough on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Nature photographer John Rockwood, often called “The Loon Man,” will share stories of his adventures with common loons on New Hampshire lakes and ponds in a multimedia show featuring video clips of seldom seen loon behaviors. Rockwood, from Auburn, N.H., has had numerous photos published in Birds & Blooms Magazine, Appalachia Magazine, NH Magazine, and Natural New England Magazine. His book, “Adventures with Grapenut,” chronicles a loon chick’s first summer.

The 29th Annual Celebration begins with a welcome reception and registration from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Rockwood’s presentation and Q&A session, announcements about new land conservation projects and recognition of this year’s conservation award winners are all part of the program that begins at 9:30 a.m. Come anytime.

Following the program an optional guided hike will introduce a limited number of people to a 100-acre conservation project newly underway. Full details are available on the Annual Celebration page of the Conservancy website (

This event is sponsored by the Frank Massin Agency. Free and open to all. Please register in advance at, to help with planning (and reserve a spot for the field trip). For more information, you can also email or call 603-357-0600.

The Monadnock Conservancy, founded in 1989, is the only land trust dedicated exclusively to the 35 towns in the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire. Its mission is to work with communities and landowners to conserve the natural resources, wild and working lands, rural character and scenic beauty of the region. Based in Keene, N.H., the Conservancy is an accredited organization that has protected nearly 20,000 acres of forest, farmland, shoreline, wetlands, wildlife habitat and recreation trails in the region. For more information, visit or call 603-357-0600.


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