Lions host fishing derby
Derry’s Lions Club hosts its annual Kids Fishing Derby Saturday, May 3, at Hood Pond.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fishing starts at 8 a.m. and ends at noon for ages 2 up to 15 years of age.
Entrance to the derby is free, but donations are welcome to defray the cost of stocking the pond.
Ribbons will be given to participants and trophies will be awarded to top anglers in different age groups.
Learn all about the natural world
CONCORD — Spring is a great time to get out and learn about wildlife and nature. Following is a roundup of workshops and talks that are open to the public, sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and its partners.
UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a GPS workshop at Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord on Tuesday May 6. In the morning, get up and running with handheld GPS receivers. In the afternoon, learn how to bring data into Google maps and upload features from those maps into a GPS. For more information and to register, visit wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q2/GPS_workshop_042514.html.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program will be the topic of a spring Citizen Science lecture on Wednesday, May 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Fish and Game Department. Biologist Michael Marchand will summarize the reptiles and amphibians that are found in New Hampshire and discuss how citizens can become involved in tracking their distribution and abundance. Visit wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q2/RAARP_Citizen_Science_Talk_042514.html.
Folks who may be interested in getting into hunting, and those who share the woods with hunters and are interested in learning more about this outdoor pursuit, should check out a free workshop from noon to 5 p.m. on May 10 at Camp Wah-Tut-Ca, 292 Blakes Hill Road, Northwood. The workshop will be led by habitat biologist Jim Oehler and Tom Flynn. Visit wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q2/hunting_workshop_Northwood.html.