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Celebrate Spring with a Nature Stroll in Hooksett

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Singing birds, emerging leaves and flowers, and the sun’s warmth are a balm for our senses after a long NH winter and the mud season of early Spring!

Late April is brimming with opportunities to enjoy the natural world as many of our favorite animals, plants and birds are active and focused on spring activities.

On April 27 at 10 am and 11:15 am, Kelly Dwyer will guide us as we take a one-hour stroll through the spectacular Hooksett Riverwalk Trail, situated adjacent to the Merrimack River. Along the level route, which meanders through a variety of habitats, we will explore the following:

  • Migrating birds recently arriving from warmer climates ready to nest
  • Wetland areas, with an elevated boardwalk, searching for frogs, birds, and plants embracing spring’s arrival!
  • Deciduous and conifer forests and how these habitats provide a bounty for a variety of animals
  • Wildflower meadows and the importance of these plants for pollinators

Kelly Dwyer, founder of Nature Education Opportunities, is an award-winning environmental educator and certified NH elementary teacher. She has been creating and delivering engaging programming for audiences of all ages for over 15 years. As a certified wellness coach, Kelly also brings a deep understanding of the numerous benefits of connecting with the natural world to reduce stress, improve health and embrace a more mindful approach to life and learning.

An avid gardener and cook, she loves to spend time with her family, which includes her husband and two daughters.

Location: Hooksett Riverwalk Trail, 111 Merrimack St, Hooksett. Best directions are to GPS Hooksett Dog Park! Parking is situated in the lot past the Dog Park area.

Please register ONLY for one session. This stroll is FREE but you must register here:

10 am stroll:

11:15 am stroll :

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