Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will present the eighth annual Woods, Water and Wildlife Festival Saturday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Underwritten by the Siemon Company and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust, the event will take place at Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Road in Milton Mills.
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This year's activities include:
- A live concert performed by the York River Ramblers
- "Hayrides to the Salmon Falls River," where riders rendezvous at the river with Dave Kellam of the Piscataqua River Estuaries Project, who will show the creatures that make their homes in and along the river
- Presentations featuring live New Hampshire wildlife by nature experts from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
- Ruth Scruton's Traveling Barnyard, an interactive educational agricultural display
- A flag maze for children to explore
- UNH Cooperative Extension coverts cooperators and educators teaching about invasive species and about field and shrub habitats that sustain New Hampshire wildlife
- A pacing event organized by Piscataqua Hounds on a beautiful, well-marked course along the Salmon Falls and Branch Rivers for horsemen and women
- A discovery walk through the woods for children and their parents led by UNH Cooperative Extension educators
- A children's craft corner where professionals will help parents cut "tree cookies" for children to paint and decorate
- A chance to grind corn the way ancestors did
- A new communal organic garden with experts answering questions on growing vegetables and planning community and communal gardens
- A new canoe and kayak building demonstration
- Food to suit all tastes with burgers and hot dogs, blueberry smoothies and blueberry pie, and homemade vegetarian dishes
For more information, visit www.mmrg.info or call 603-817-8260.