As the spring migration draws to an end, our summer residents are already busy building nests, sitting on eggs, and setting up house for the breeding season. Exploring the outskirts of the Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm in Peterborough should give us plenty of evidence of this: Chestnut-sided Warblers singing in defense of their shrubby territories; Baltimore Orioles weaving thin grasses and forbs into their hanging basket nests; Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers tending to their "orchards" of open sap-wells; tiny Common Yellowthroats giving every intruder an angry piece of their mind; blindingly blue Indigo Buntings simply showing off... No, for color, sound, and variety, New Hampshire's breeding birds cannot be beat.
After our birding excursion, join us for a start-of-summer picnic on the Nubanusit Farm grounds. We'll celebrate the end of the school year, review the highlights of the spring migration season, and announce the Harriers' new "Board of Directors" for the second half of 2014. Come one and all! R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend! See map for directions or click here for more details about the location.