Nature Walk Fall Stroll
Come September, our natural world is beginning the necessary transition from a busy summer season of growth and dispersal to preparations for the challenges of the coming winter.
Wear comfortable shoes and join AARP NH and Kelly Dwyer on October 13 as we stroll through the lovely Urban Forestry Center trail system, situated adjacent to a beautiful tidal saltmarsh on Sagamore Creek. Along the relatively level route, which meanders through pine forests and streams, we will explore the following:
- Migration and hibernation as seasonal survival strategies: preparation, timing, and the potential hazards
- Animal adaptations for those species who remain active and brave the cold, snowy months
- Tree transitions: fall’s brilliance to leaf litter and the role this process plays in ecological health
We will offer two sessions for this in-person event—please only register for one. Space is limited so register early! This event is free, but registration is required:
- Session 1: 10-11 am– Register here: https://events.aarp.org/UrbanForest10
- Session 2: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm--Register here: https://events.aarp.org/UrbanForest1130
About Kelly Dwyer
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: Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH