Upcoming Events at Beaver Brook Nature Center Wildlife Walk of the Week: Owl Prowl Saturday, October 17⋅2:00 – 3:30pm Outdoor pavilion Hitchiner Town Forest Mullen Road, Milford NH Meet Beaver Brook Naturalists to learn all about owls.  We’ll take a look at some wonderful owl mounts, feathers, talons, and wings before heading out on the adjacent trails of Beaver Brook Burns Farm to look for possible owl homes. We’ll try calling owls too. You will learn about the most common owls of the area:  barred, screech, Great Horned, sawwhet and more.  We will have some take home information and activities for all.
Rain date:  Sat Oct 23rd. $10 pp.   Register at www.beaverbrook.org
Everyone participating in Beaver Brook programs must follow these guidelines:
 1. Everyone must meet with a face mask. his will be worn 
when meeting in a circle but may be removed during hiking.
 2. Space yourself 6′ from non family members. Try to walk single file. 
 3. Leader will have handwipes and sanitizer.    

Wildflower Guided Hike to find Witch-Hazel, Wednesday, October 28⋅10:00am – 12:00pm Beaver Brook Nature Center Trails, Hollis NH

This wildflower walk will lead you through the trails of Beaver Brook in search of Witch-Hazel. The American witch-hazel is a deciduous tree that sheds its leaves in the winter. The flowers are a rusty yellow and are pollinated by wind. The leaves turn yellow and brown before falling off. The history of the American witch-hazel dates back to Native Americans, who first discovered the healing properties of the tree. By using the roots, stems, and bark of the tree and boiling it down to a decoction, they created witch-hazel extract, which was used to treat swelling and burns. Join the knowledgeable BBA instructor Rivka Schwartz on this guided walk. $5 per person/ Free to BBA Members. You must pre-register attend, Space is limited. Register at www.beaverbrook.org

Enchanted Forest Family Walk, Saturday, October 31⋅3:00 – 6:00pm, Beaver Brook Nature Center, 52 Brown Ln, Hollis, NH  Check in with Beaver Brook Staff then take your photo at our Bat photo booth. Follow our marked trail for this fascinating, “Unscarey” Halloween walk and campfire. We will teach you about New England wildlife such as bears, coyotes, skunks, owls and even the tiniest mammals of the forest. See their skulls and what they eat. End at the BBA campsite where you can enjoy some cider and cook marshmallows/ SMORES over a campfire. Dress for being in the outdoors for and wear sturdy shoes.

Groups of 10-12 people will be paced on the trails every 20 mins. (6 Different slots) *BE SURE TO NOTE YOUR SCHEDULED TIME SLOT* Start times range from 3-4:40 pm. We will notify participants if inclement weather requires rain date of November 1st (same time). All participants in BBA programs must abide by these guidelines: 1. Everyone must meet with a face mask. Masks will be worn when meeting and when physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be obtained. Cost: $12 pp/$10 BBA members.  Register at www.beaverbrook.org

Full Moon Halloween Night Hike, Saturday, October 31⋅6:30 – 8:30pm, Beaver Brook Nature Center, Brown Lane Barn, 52 Brown Lane, Hollis NH 03049 Join BBA Naturalists for a Full Moon Night Hike around the trails of Beaver Brook. Dress in layers, because believe it or not, you will warm up and be so happy to get outside on a fall night! It’s a great experience. October 31st is “Hunter’s Moon” and falls on Halloween. After the hike you will return to $Brown Lane Barn for warm beverages and provisions. $15/$13.50 BBA members. Register at www.beaverbrook.org

Make Fire Cider: A New England Remedy, Thursday, November 5 6:30 – 8:00pm  or Sunday Nov 8  1-2:30 pm, Beaver Brook Nature Center, Brown Lane Barn, 52 Brown Lane, Hollis, NH

Fire cider is a longstanding New England traditional remedy and preventative medicine.  It is a spicy remedy to warm you on a cold day. A shot of fire cider is a decongestant, anti-microbial, an immune stimulant and gets your blood moving. Apple cider and honey are ingredients traditional to New England. Add some garlic, onions, ginger and horseradish and you have something very tasty to boost health and add flavor to salads, stir fries and veggies.
During class we’ll learn the interesting and controversial history of vinegar and honey remedies, then taste and make fire cider. Take home recipes and a sample of fire cider.
     Participants bring their own implements (grater, cutting board, knife to cut onions and garlic, a vegetable peeler and a measuring cup). We will give you the ingredients. 
Everyone participating in Beaver Brook programs must follow these guidelines:
 1. Everyone must meet with a face mask. His will be worn when meeting in a circle but may be removed during hiking. 2. Space yourself 6′ from others. $25/$22 BBA member. Register at www.beaverbrook.org  November Full Moon Guided Hike Saturday, November 286:30 – 8:30pm, Beaver Brook Nature Center, Maple Hill Farm, 117 Ridge Rd, Hollis, NH  Join BBA Naturalists for a Full Moon Night Hike around the trails of Beaver Brook. Dress in layers, because believe it or not, you will warm up and be so happy to get outside on a fall night! It’s a great experience. November full moon is called “Beaver Moon”. After the hike you will return to Maple Hill Farm for warm beverages and provisions. 415  Register online at www.beaverbrook.org

December Full Moon Guided Hike Saturday, December 26⋅6:30 – 8:30pm, Beaver Brook Nature Center, Maple Hill Farm, Hollis NH  Join BBA Naturalists for a Full Moon Night Hike around the trails of Beaver Brook. Dress in layers, because believe it or not, you will warm up and be so happy to get outside on a fall night! It’s a great experience. December’s full moon is called “Cold Moon”. After the hike you will return to Maple Hill Farm for warm beverages and provisions.
$15 pp. Register online at www.beaverbrook.org