Adult Education – Tu B’Shevat Celebration on Zoom
January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us when TBI member and volunteer from the Speaking for Wildlife Project, Judy Crosley, will present “New Hampshire’s Wild History: 350 Years of New Hampshire Wildlife,” from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, as we celebrate Tu B’Shevat, “the holiday of the trees.” Tu B’Shevat is a time to reflect on the importance of nature in our lives and an opportunity to educate ourselves about ways we can support New Hampshire wildlife. The presentation will take you on a virtual journey through New Hampshire’s past, focusing on changes in the land and how wildlife populations have responded over time. You’ll learn why changes in habitat in our past are behind the decline of many of our rarest species today, and how important man’s footprint is on what is happening today – both the good and the not so good. You will come to understand how even small steps can make a difference and what you can do to help. We’ll also take time at the beginning of our program to discuss how traditional Tu B’Shevat foods connect us to the natural world. Be sure to have a fruit with a shell (nuts and/or oranges), one with a pit (olives and/or dates), and one that is totally edible (figs, strawberries, raisins). And, of course, there will be a blessing over the fruit of the vine, so bring some wine or grape juice to the call. The Speaking for Wildlife Project is a volunteer effort of UNH Cooperative Extension, the NH Coverts Project, and NH Fish & Game, with funding provided by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.