Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vermont Mammals, Thursday May 27th at 7:00 pm

Kim Royer, Wildlife Biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife will discuss how the shift from forest to agricultural land in the 1800's affected the populations of furbearers such as wolves, fisher, bobcat and beaer and how the farm abandonment in the late 1800's to mid 1900's influenced bobcat, coyote and fox populations. Kim will have pelts and skulls from many Vermont mammals available to see and touch.

This program is part of a series that is created through a collaboration with the Springfield Town Library, The Nature Museum and Ascutney Mountain Audubon. It is partially funded by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. For more information please call the Nature Museum at 843-2111 or the library at 885-3108.

Monday, May 24, 2010

We will be closed for Memorial Day weekend

We will be closed for Memorial Day weekend Satuday, May 29 to Monday, May 31. We will reopen for our normal hours on Tuesday, June 1.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Plant a Kitchen Garden with Ellen Ogden Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 pm

Vegetables are gorgeous and in this presentation, Ellen proves that ornamental edibles can be just as exciting and rewarding as a flower border. Featuring photographs and original kitchen garden designs from her new book, The Complete Kitchen Garden (January 2011; Stewart, Tabori and Chang), food gardeners will be inspired to take a fresh look at their vegetable gardens with an eye towards design and color and reap the flavorful harvest.
Topics covered in this presentation are how-to site the vegetable garden, building healthy soil, how to design a creative garden with seeds and plants as your paintbrush and what to plant for success. Ideal for the cook who loves to garden, this program will provide ideas to inspire the gardener to transform their ordinary vegetable garden into an extraordinary kitchen garden.