MANAGING OUR FORESTS IN A TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE– A Discussion Thursday, November 17th at 6:30 PM, Pillsbury Memorial Hall Click here for more information Attention Citizen Scientists — Sutton now has its own iNaturalist project! Safe Winter Roads. Clean Water. We can have both. The Green Mountain Conservation Group just launched the “Salt Responsibly” campaign. It focuses attention on a multitude of ways to reduce the use of salt while keeping roads, driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks safe throughout the long New Hampshire winter. Learn more here. Citizen Scientists — It’s time to submit your rabbit sightings to NH Rabbit Reports This project collects your sighting information, including data and photos, to help researchers better understand the distribution and potential abundance of rabbit species in New Hampshire. Turkey Reports The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to report wild turkey sightings this winter by participating in the 2022 Winter Turkey Flock Survey. The survey opened on January 1 and will run through March 31. Information about the status of wintering wild turkeys is very important because severe weather and limited natural food supplies can present serious challenges for turkeys. It’s fun and easy to participate – click the picture to go to the survey. Summer Brood Survey Watch for turkeys next summer, too! Fish and Game also needs turkey observers for its spring/summer turkey brood survey (conducted from June 1 – August 31 each year). NH BioBlitz – Click below to see the results of last September’s nature survey! A view of the newly built board ramp at Sutton’s Webb/Crowell Reservation. This ramp was financed and constructed by Matthew Churchwell and his New London Eagle Scout Troop. The Sutton Conservation Commission is grateful to Matthew and his troop for helping make our Webb/Crowell trail system more accessible and inviting to use by the general public. Here is a link to an article about the project from the InterTown Record: Eagle Scout Article Below is a shot of a group of hikers from the Council on Aging’s “Outdoor Recreation for Seniors” (ORFS) hike in the Fall of 2020. The group is crossing the Lane River and about to walk across the new boardwalk. Shown below, Sutton’s historian Jack Noon leads a hike on the old (and historic) Eaton Grange Road of South Sutton, on a beautiful fall day in 2020.