First Mountain, Shelburne, NH Larry Ely Photo
Every fall broad-leaf trees dazzle us with a splendor of autumn colors, ranging from the brilliant reds of the red maples to the rusty browns of the northern red oaks. Discover the hidden secrets for why this annual event occurs and what makes the broad-leaf forests of New England especially appealing. Join us with our featured speaker Paul Motts, a recently retired National Park Service Naturalist.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. at McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel, ME
Pleae join the Mahoosuc Land Trust for the Grand Opening of the newest hiking trail in Rumford.
Ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. followed by a hike to the top for some spectacular views of the River Valley.
The new trail is 2/3 of a mile long and has some steep sections. Naturalist Paul Motts will be available to show us the interesting and natural features of the trail.
View from the top of Glassface looking up the Androscoggin toward Bethel.
Dan Elliott photo.
The general public is welcomed to attend the program. Free for students. Non-member suggested donation of $10.
• Unspoiled scenic views
• A clean and accessible Androscoggin River
• Pedestrian-friendly communities
• Protected wildlife habitats
• Outdoor recreation
• Preservation of plant diversity
• Promotion of working farms
• Productive and sustainable forests
• Education for an environmentally aware public