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"Being Pickity" at the Amherst Town Library

“We bring you back to when life was simple.” Join Wendy Walter, for a talk about Pickity Place, a quintessential destination August 21.

Group Art Exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center!

The works of 20 notable New England artists Celebrating Monadnock, a tribute to the mountain and the region. Starting August 9.

Amherst Garden Club Presents: Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

Amherst Garden Club – Morning Meeting, September 5th

AMHERST – Once a common site during the late summer in New Hampshire, the monarch butterfly has been on the decline. Donna Miller, citizen scientist for Monarch Watch, will discuss the incredible details of the monarch butterfly life cycle, its amazing migration, the reason for its decline, and what we can do to help.

Come learn how Donna and other researchers assist Monarch Watch by tagging and tracking the butterflies during their fall migration. Find out how you can help monarchs by starting your own milkweed patch and butterfly habitat. The presentation may include a “rearing tent” with live caterpillars and chrysalises to view, but only if monarchs are plentiful this season.

Donna and her husband run a diverse garden operation in Canterbury, NH known as Petals in the Pines, which consists of 25 different theme gardens. She’ll share slides of her “Monarch Way Station” and “Monarch Maternity Ward,” two gardens designed specifically to attract monarchs.

The garden club meets Thursday, September 5 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101, Amherst. The business meeting will start at 9:15 am, followed by refreshments at 10:00, and the monarch program from 10:30-11:30. The public is welcome to attend with no fee.

Rivka Schwartz shows how easy pickling really can be

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