GLEN — Tin Mountain Conservation Center will be presenting the program "Autumn Gold: Eastern Larch Exploration" on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet at Grant’s parking lot in Glen.

Whether you call it larch, tamarack, hackmatack or Larix laricina, it is our only native deciduous conifer. It loses its needles each year but before that the needles turn from a rich green to a beautiful golden color in mid-October.

The Eastern larch is one of 20 species found worldwide. The Eastern larch is commonly found in swamps and wetlands in boreal forests across Canada and the northeastern tier of states all the way to central Alaska.

Learn more about the natural and cultural history of larch trees by joining Tin Mountain for an easy 5-mile scenic walk at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson and Whitefield.

Participants will also have the opportunity to see migrating waterfowl, beaver activity and learn more about a recent natural community survey at Pondicherry.

Dress for the weather and bring water, lunch, binoculars and a camera. Lunch will be at the viewing platform at Cherry Pond where we hope to see scoters, buffleheads and mergansers on Cherry Pond.

For more information, go to tinmountain.org.

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