Claremont Conservation Commission


Welcome to the Claremont Conservation Commission's page dedicated to environmental education. Here we will share information of public interest on the environment and to advertise upcoming public events sponsored or hosted by the Commission.

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What’s happening to the Birds and the Bees? Find out! Join the Claremont Conservation Commission Climate Series:

Pollinator conservation in NH in the face of a changing climate
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 7:00pm-8:30pm, via zoom


Join the Claremont Conservation Commission, Heidi Holman (NH Fish and Game Department), and Lisa Wise (UNH Extension and NH Sea Grant) for a webinar on the threats causing declines of the bees, butterflies and other insects that pollinate our forests, meadows and gardens in New Hampshire. Habitat loss, pesticides, and extreme weather due to climate change are just a few of the significant challenges they face. The story of the iconic monarch butterfly helps us to understand the plight of these small individual species that are often overlooked. Learn about a few other species that have been identified by conservation partners as needing action to prevent their extinction and how you can help with this effort.


Register here to receive the zoom link: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc--orzIqE920oF4oe1MO80IXDiFvMzp4. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Questions about registration? Contact Lisa.Wise@unh.edu.

 

Conservation Commission Documents

Invasive of the Month

Common and Glossy Buckthorn
(Rhamnus frangula / Frangula alnus)

Description: Deciduous shrub or small tree measuring 20' by 15'.
Bark: Grayish to brown with raised lenticels.
Stems: Cinnamon colored with light gray lenticels.
Leaves: Alternate, simple and broadly ovate.
Flowers: Inconspicuous, 4-petaled, greenish-yellow, mid-May.
Fruit: Fleshy, 1/4” diameter turning black in the fall. Zone: 3-7.
Habitat: Adapts to most conditions including pH, heavy shade to full sun.
Spread: Seeds are bird dispersed.
Comments: Highly aggressive, fast growing, outcompetes native species.
Controls: Remove seedlings and saplings by hand. Larger trees can be cut or plants can be treated with an herbicide