Join Chocorua Lake Conservancy Stewardship Director Lynne Flaccus to help re-supply mulch on the fruiting shrubs volunteers helped plant last fall. Winter snows have settled the autumn mulch, and the shrubs need a new layer before the heat of summer to ensure that their roots stay moist and protected.
The CLC received a grant last year from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to plant 200 fruit and nut bearing shrubs for wildlife. The CLC Browne Memorial Woods, Moose Meadows, Brown Lot and the Grove public access area on Chocorua Lake all received new shrub plantings. Now that they are in the ground, we need to keep an eye on them and do our best to make sure they mature to fruit-bearing age. Birds and other wildlife will be able to take advantage of this bounty of food in the next few years!
Bring a pitchfork or shovel if you have one, work gloves, water and a snack. Waterproof boots might be handy in case the grass and ground is wet. Meet at the Charlotte C. Browne Memorial Woods on the north side of Washington Hill Road in Chocorua at 10AM, and we’ll start from there. Hope to see you there! Questions or to let us know you’re coming: 323-6252.