Wonders of Nature
6/21/2013 9:00 a.m. - 6/21/2013
Gunstock Wildflower Trek led by John Cameron
John Cameron, whose day job is an attorney-mediator and conflict resolution professional, is a seasoned photographer and self-taught naturalist living in Gilford. With a particular interest in the beauty and grandeur of Nature’s wonderful gift - the extraordinary artistry of wildflowers - John has been studying and photographing New Hampshire wildflowers for several decades. In 2009 he began constructing the wildflower website, www.NewHampshireWildflowers.com: the site includes photographs and descriptions of nearly 400 wildflower species and the number continues to grow yearly. John also writes a weekly wildflower column for the Salmon Press newspapers entitled “The Ways of Wildflowers.” He describes his love of nature and wildflowers this way: “I can be out on a trek and see a wildflower I haven’t seen for some time and just feel the glee of a new discovery all over again.”
The trek around Cobble Mountain at Gunstock will start from the Nordic Ski Center parking lot at Gunstock Mountain and will leave promptly at 10 a.m. It is necessary for participants to be assembled at 9:45 a.m.
Please dress for the weather, we will be hiking rain or shine. It will be necessary to bring your own water and bug repellant (ticks have been a problem this spring). Proper footwear is essential since the trail includes woodlands, grassy areas, marshy areas and a beaver pond.
Check out Mr. Cameron’s website (see above) prior to the hike. If you would like to participate please call the Laconia Public Library at 524-4775 extension 15 or 12 and speak with Deb Ross to sign up. Reservations are required.