Tamworth Distilling invites you to come celebrate the release of Chocorua 100% Rye Whiskey!
Guided Nature Walk
Sunday, October 15th
Rain or shine
Only 10 spots are available, e-mail info@tamworthdistilling to reserve yours today. Meeting location will be provided to attendees upon registration.
Join us for a two-hour guided walk through the Frank Bolles Nature Preserve and the Scott Preserve, which lie between the foot of Mt. Chocorua and Chocorua Lake, with wildlife ecologist Lynne Flaccus. Learn about the rich history of Mt. Chocorua and how Tamworth Distilling is giving back to the area.
“The 247-acre Frank Bolles Nature Preserve lies at the foot of Mount Chocorua and touches the northern shore of Chocorua Lake. Protected for its outstanding diversity, the preserve includes forest lands, wooded swamps, upland streams, woodland clearings, glacially formed kettleholes and eskers, and lake frontage. Each of these ecosystems supports a considerable array of plants and wildlife: approximately one hundred and sixty species each of flora and fauna have been observed within the preserve. Moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, porcupine, red fox, short-tailed weasel, raccoon, otter, and snowshoe hare are some of the species that occupy this unique natural area.
The preserve is well buffered by thickly-wooded, privately-owned areas to the east and south. Just north is the White Mountain National Forest; the 268-acre Clark Reserve owned by the Chocorua Lake Conservancy lies along the preserve’s western flank. Together, the Frank Bolles Nature Preserve and the Clark Reserve form a 518-acre natural area.
One of the most interesting features of the Frank Bolles Nature Preserve is Heron Pond (also known as “Lonely Lake”), an eight-acre kettlehole whose water level fluctuates in a strange manner not entirely related to water tables. At times, the water level is so low that the pond’s small island is connected to the mainland on both sides, dividing Heron Pond into two ponds. On the neighboring Clark Reserve is “The Valley of the Boulders,” an unusual deposit of large glacial boulders, many cleaved by frost action. From the shore of Chocorua Lake, the reserve’s terrain rises gradually and steadily westward to an altitude of 1,100 feet at the summit of Bickford Heights. The peak is about thirty feet over the border into the Clark Reserve.”