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Nature Nights at Blair Woodland

June 24, 2012

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center and the Campton Conservation Commission are teaming up to present area families with the opportunity to explore nature this summer at the Blair Woodland Natural Area in Campton, NH.

Families are invited to join the Rey Center for Nature Nights at Blair Woodland on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. to discover the trees, flowers, insects, and wildlife that call Blair Woodland home through hands-on activities that are sure to be fun for the whole family.

Each week will have a different theme, and over the course of the summer participants will explore nearly every inch of this beautiful property while learning about the plants, animals and humans that have inhabited this conserved woodland. Hiking will be at a family-friendly pace, with frequent stops along the way to learn about the theme of the night, with the ultimate goal of having fun while uncovering the secrets of Blair Woods.

This program is offered to Campton residents free of charge thanks to generous donations from Leah Gray, Ehlers Management Group, Mountain Mapping, Woodpeckers Pub & Eatery, Ski Fanatics, The Halm Family, Frank Freeman and several anonymous donors. All are welcome to attend.  Non-Campton residents are asked to make a suggested donation of $10 per family to the Campton Conservation Commission.

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather as there is no shelter except beneath the trees, and to bring water and bug spray. There are no restroom facilities on the property so please plan ahead.

All ages are welcome and an adult must accompany children.

Take the Child Challenge – Participants aged 17 or younger who attend all eight sessions will receive a prize!

Nature Nights will be held from 6 -7:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights (June 27-August 22, with the exception of July 4) and will meet at the parking area of the Blair Woodland Natural area in Campton located on Route 3 South of Blair Bridge Road and the Red Sleigh Condos. Advance registration is requested by contacting the Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or

The Campton Conservation Commission (CCC) believes the community is sustained by its natural landscapes, clean water, forest and agricultural products, and varied habitats for plants and animals. The mission of the CCC is to preserve, protect, and properly utilize these resources for current and future residents of the town. The Town of Campton owns Blair Woodland Natural Area. The 17 acre piece of land was given as a gift in 2002 to be kept as a natural area for wildlife and the general public for “low impact” uses such as nature study and enjoyment while walking, snowshoeing, or fishing; to name a few. The land is totally forested with a variety of tree types and wildlife habitats. It has about 1,000 feet of river frontage and is accessible from Rt. 3, just south of the Blair Road intersection and The Red Sleigh Condos. Enjoyment of the natural environment in all seasons is welcomed.

Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s books series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and stewards. Today their spirit lives on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys’ legacy through art, science, and adventure programs for all ages. For more information please contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or visit

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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