Wednesday, February 25, 2009

NHCC Upcoming Organized Trips

NHCC Upcoming Organized Trips. Please note that you must be a paid member to attend NHCC field trips.

Spring & Summer 2009:

NYBotanical Garden Orchid Show March 7th – Please sign up at the next meeting or call Linda Thomas at 203.239.9341 if you are interested.

June 13th- Bronx Zoo - Please look for sign-up sheets at future meetings if you are interested.

June 20th- Sky Meadow Studio with Les Campbell - Photograph hummingbirds and his beautiful grounds. Please look for sign-up sheets at future meetings if you are interested.

July or August - Buttonwood Farm - Photograph fields of sunflowers - Please look for sign-up sheets at future meetings if you are interested.

May 7th – May 17th, 2010 – Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. Call Linda Thomas at 203.239.9341 if you are interested in coming. We will want to make hotel reservations shortly after May 17th.

Photographic Opportunities You May Want to Explore on your own:

March 14 & 15 - 19th Annual Hebron Maple Festival
Follow this link for more information: http://www.hebronmaplefest.com/

Sunday March 1st Call number below first to make sure they are still racing- Ice Racing at the Sturbridge Fish and Game Club right off Exit 3 on Rt 84 in Sturbridge MA. Take Rt 20 towards Sturbridge and hang a right just after you pass under 84, you'll see a sign for the club on the corner. These races typically run on Sundays through February depending on the weather. It's a fun event to watch as it's real "grass roots" racing with dirt bikes, flat track bikes, side hacks, and quads all studded up with ice screws plus classes for non-studded quads so you quad guys could get in on the fun with zero set-up time or cost. Go check it out, it's a good time. Practice starts at 11am and they have a club house if you get cold. We were only able to find limited information, so call the number below to make sure they are having the races before taking a trip up there.

Sundays, January - March 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Hamilton Rod and Gun Club24 Hamilton RoadSturbridge, MA 01566 $10 Adults; 10yrs and under – free E-mail: rickmath@gis.net Phone: 413-245-6586 You Tube Video of Ice Races http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zSN023nFO4&feature=related

Garden in the Woods – Located approximately 20 miles west of Boston, on 45 acres of land, in Framingham, Massachusetts. This botanical garden is home to more than 1500 native plants of North America. Opens April 15–Labor Day: daily, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. After that open until October 16th with limited hours. http://www.newfs.org/visit/Garden-in-the-Woods

White Flower Farms – White Flower Farm maintains 5 acres of display gardens, open to the public free of charge. The retail store and grounds are located on Route 63, 3.5 miles south of the center of Litchfield, Connecticut. The store & grounds are open daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm, from April through October. http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/customerservice-directions.html

16th Annual Fields of Lupines Festival June 5 - 21, 2009 in Sugar Hill, NH near Franconia Notch http://franconianotch.org/special-events/lupine-festival.aspx

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