BEAVER BROOK WALK - Hollis, NH - July 29
Activity run by Ken L.
For the uninitiated, Beaver Brook
is a large private conservation area in Hollis, NH (not far from Nashua).
It's open to the public, and it's free. Trails abound, and there are
several ponds to check out. Bird watchers frequent the place.
Many trails are dual-use (hiking and biking). Visit the Beaver Brook
site for a map, which they have recently scanned in, and then go.
We (Victor, Pam, Sean, Diane, Don, and Your Webmaster) arrived at around
10 at the Brown Lane Barn's parking lot. Our puppy pals joined us,
too. That big black blob in front of Pam is Shadow, and that spry
canine in front of Your Webmaster and Don is Jasper. (Shadow's OK...I
think he was just trying to get a jump on getting himself incredibly dirty
before hopping back into Pam's car for the ride home.)
Our first stop was the flower garden, roughly .7 mi down one
of the many trails. There are all kinds of flowers there, and every
time you go something different is in bloom.
Don and Jasper
Sean takes a rest
Pam mentioned how she wants
to rip up her yard and just
put in one big flower garden!
After that it was back into the woods
and past some nice swampy areas
One area looked recently flooded, as if the beavers of Beaver Brook were
GONewEnglanders always have time for a snack!
And Pam made some brownies! Thanks, Pam!
Victor following the trail...right over the beaver
(Try crossing that section in the springtime...)
After a pause for lunch at the big Wildlife Pond
we wandered back out of the woods and to the parking lot. Nope, we
didn't hit all of Beaver Brook. We'll just have to leave that for
The Beaver Brook Association has posted some of Your
Webmaster's photos on their site. Yours are welcome, too!