Nashaway Chapter of N.H. Audubon Society hosts forum

NASHUA – The Nashaway Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon Society welcomes the public to a free presentation, New Hampshire Loons, by John M. Rockwood at 7 p.m. on March 21 at the Nashua Public Library.

Rockwood is a professional photographer and author of the book “Adventures with Grapenut.” He will share his adventures in the daily lives of two loon families on two different lakes over a six-month period, with close-up photos and videos of loons taking off, landing and swimming underwater.

The presentation will be in the downstairs, wheelchair-accessible, theater room. Registration is not necessary. For more information, contact Richard Maloon at 603-424-5621 or richard.maloon@att.net.

In addition, the society is inviting the public to its next field trip from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 24 at the New Hampshire seacoast, traveling from Odiorne Point in Rye to Hampton Beach State Park. The group will be scanning the ocean for wintering seabirds – loons, grebes, seaducks, alcids and gannets. The birds feed and roost there over the winter, but in early spring they begin growing breeding plumage and displaying courtship behavior in preparation for their return to their summer breeding homes. Bring your scope if you have one and pack a lunch. Dress warmly. Those wishing to attend will be meet in Nashua at the Exit 7 Park & Ride, on the hill behind the Fireside Inn & Suites. To register for the trip or for directions to meet the group at the destination, contact Richard Bielawski at 603-429-2537 or rbielawski@mac.com.