July 11 – Rick Libby – The Wildlife of New Hampshire
Rick has been photographing wildlife for over 40 years. Forsaking a tripod, most of his work is done from a kayak or using a monopod. Rick works to photograph wildlife, whether they be on land, water, or in the air, living their lives with as little disruption as possible.
July 18 – Ben Kilham – The Social Black Bear
Black bears, thought to be solitary, have a different type of social behavior that possibly parallels early human behavior. They show evidence of reciprocal altruism, matri-linear hierarchy, and a mix of intentional and emotional communication.
July 25 – Squam Lake Natural Science Center – Creatures of the Night
How do wild animals find food in the dark or escape predators? You don't have to stay up late to get a close look at elusive nocturnal creatures. Meet three live creatures of the night with a Squam Lake Natural Science Center naturalist to learn surprising details of their adaptations, which make them well-suited for night life.
August 1 – Marc Stowbridge – Astronomy for Birders
After the birds have gone to roost, there is still much to see!
Marc Stowbridge, past president of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society and current volunteer educator for the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Program, will be taking about using binoculars and spotting scopes for astronomical viewing.
August 8 – Jim Vernon – Geology of the Lakes Region
The beautiful scenery of the Lakes Region developed over millions of years of dynamic geologic change. This program revisits ancient seas, massive volcanic lava flows, mile-thick glaciers that covered the region, and recent changes to our landscape.
August 15 – Diane Hime – Rehabilitating Raptors
Diane Hime is a wildlife rehabilitator from New York, specializing in the rehabilitation of raptors. Join us and learn about what goes into rehabilitating raptors and see a couple of live birds up close.
August 22 – John Rockwood & Harry Vogel – End of Season Report
Wildlife photographer John Rockwood will share photos and video of local loon families from two southern NH lakes, from arrival through August. LPC Senior Biologist/Executive Director, Harry Vogel, will present trends in New Hampshire’s loon population and preliminary statistics on how loons fared in NH this year.