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March 7, 2013

Wild About Wildlife?

STRATHAM - Do you wonder why you don’t see Eastern meadowlarks anymore? Are you curious about the sighting of lynx tracks in northern New Hampshire several years ago? Would you recognize the call of the northern leopard frog if you heard it?

On Wed., March 13, Great Bay Discovery Center Naturalist and NH Coverts Cooperator Jean Eno will present “Wild History: 350 Years of New Hampshire Wildlife,” from Noon to 1:00 p.m., at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, located on the grounds of the Great Bay Discovery Center at 89 Depot Rd., on the Stratham/Greenland town line, just off Route 33. The program is free and refreshments will be provided. The bad weather make-up date is March 15th.

The presentation, part of the Speaking for Wildlife Project, will take you on a virtual journey through New Hampshire’s past, focusing on changes in the land and how wildlife populations have responded over time. You’ll learn why changes in habitat in our past are behind the decline of many of our rarest species today, and what you can do to help.

For more information, call the Discovery Center at 603-778-0015.

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