Join us for a stewardship day at Moose Meadows in Chocorua. Come help us re-supply mulch on the fruiting shrubs that were planted in the fall. The winter snows have settled the mulch we placed when shrubs were planted, and they could use a new layer to help make sure the 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 Grove all received shrubs. Now that they are in the ground, we still have to keep an eye on them and do our best to make sure they mature to fruit bearing age. Birds and other wildlife will hopefully 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. Some waterproof boots in case the grass and ground is wet might be handy! We’ll meet in the field at Moose Meadows (off Rt.16 across from the Quilt Shop north of the lake) at 10. Look for the green and white NRCS sign on the pine tree on the north side of the highway. Questions: 603-323-6252.
Photo: Lynne Flaccus