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Guided Field Walk with Rick Van de Poll

Connecting People and Nature: A field perspective with Rick Van de Poll
Wednesday, October 19th, 4:00 to 6:00

Come explore the natural world of the NALMC neighborhood through the eyes of prominent ecologist and exemplary naturalist Rick Van de Poll.  As author of the natural inventory section of NALMC’s regional stewardship report, “Caring for the Land: Connecting People and Nature,” Rick will be interpreting the report through his ecological observations made during the walk.  The hike will take you along Old Mountain Road and through Northwood Meadows State Park.  Bring your hiking shoes and your questions and meet us at 351 Old Mountain Road.

Free and Open to the Public.

2016 Past Events


NALMC Annual Meeting and Potluck
Thursday, October 6th, 6:00 to 8:00

Join the NALMC Steering Committee at the Northwood Community Center for the Annual Meeting and Potluck.

The  potluck and meeting is open to the public.

Please RSVP at


NALMC’s 10 Year Celebration : A Decade Connecting Neighbors and Nature
Saturday, September 10th, 1:00 to 5:00

Join NALMC at Short Creek Farm (the barn at Harmony and Winding Hill Road) in Northwood for an afternoon of diverse programs that reflect our value of connecting people and nature and celebrate working together across our stone walls.

The day’s events will start with a short program and potluck lunch. Followed by:

  • Live Music provided by the Pullstarts
  • Demonstrations
  • Children’s Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Meet the Farmers and more…

Free and Open to the Public.

June – August

Acidotic Racing LLC/NALMC 2016 Racing Series: Building Community and Connecting People to Nature, June 22 – August 10, 2016

Help support Friends of Northwood Meadows and the Northwood Area Land Management Collaborative (NALMC) during this year’s Racing Series taking place from June 22 – August 10, 2016. This is a fun summer cross country (XC) running series for all abilities and ages. The events will be held on seven consecutive Wednesday nights. This series will focus on family fun, bringing the community together, and promoting an active lifestyle through enjoying the wonderful outdoors. It is a fundraiser to maintain Northwood Meadows and the Northwood Area Land Management Collaborative (NALMC) trail system. Proceeds from the event will be donated to NALMC and FRIENDS of Northwood Meadows. These two volunteer groups maintain the trails and the park. By participating in these events YOU are helping to keep the trails maintained so that the community can have a beautiful place to enjoy for many years to come. For more information and to register


Bean Hole Bash & Leopold Bench Building Workshop, July 29th & 30th

Get to Know Native Plants and Their Habitats with Frank Mitchell, June 9th, 6:00pm

June is a great time to check out plants since many are flowering and in the peak of their summer growth. This walk will cover the fields, forests and wetlands of the Blake’s Hill area in Northwood. Leader Frank Mitchell, a naturalist, biologist and UNH Emeritus Extension Professor and Specialist in Land and Water Conservation, will guide us on an exploration of the local flora and we’ll learn more about identifying plants throughout the seasons – from ferns to trees. We’ll investigate different habitats for plants and consider what plants can tell us about the land. This will be an easy to moderate walk. Please dress appropriately.

Meet at the NALMC kiosk at the corner of Winding Hill Road and Harmony Road at 6:00pm. If it rains, this event will be cancelled.

“Smell the Roses” Hike with Anne Melvin, May 31st, 1-3pm

Join us for a “Smell the Roses” Hike with Anne Melvin. Anne, a member of the AMC since 1965 and a certified hike leader since 1993, will lead participants on an easy hike of the NALMC neighborhood starting at the kiosk located at the corner of Winding Hill Road and Harmony Road (near Short Creek Farm, 18 Winding Hill Road, Northwood).

Anne will share her passion of the outdoors world on a comfortably paced 3 mile hike. Come observe the spring flowers and enjoy time with neighbors.

If it rains, this event will be rescheduled. Bring water, snack and binoculars for watching birds if interested.


Join us for a Woodcock Walk on Wednesday, April 13th with Julie Robinson

Julie Robinson is an extraordinary wildlife biologist who worked as Small Game Project Leader for NH Fish and Game for 27 years. She will lead us on a tour of Short Creek Farm (formerly Harmony Hill Farm) to witness the dramatic mating dance of the woodcock and learn about its habitat.

Bring your binoculars.

Meet at the NALMC kiosk at the corner of Winding Hill Road and Harmony Road at 6:45pm. Rain date is April 15th.

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