Saturday, July 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Ponemah Bog

The centerpiece of the 75-acre sanctuary in southern NH, Ponemah Bog is maintained by NH Audubon’s Nashaway Chapter. At the center of the property is a three-acre kettle hole pond, encircled by a floating mass of sphagnum. The pond and bog are easily accessible by a narrow boardwalk, which includes spur trails to four viewing platforms.  On this trip with Roland “Boot” Boutwell and the New England Wild Flower Society on Saturday, July 10, from 10 – 2,  expect to see the magnificent orchid grass-pink, (Calopogon tuberosus), in bloom, as well as horned bladderwort, (Utricularia cornuta), and small cranberry, (Vaccinium oxycoccos). You should also see a host of other bog plants, including pitcher plants, sundews and tamaracks. The beauty of this bog may make you think you have passed on to the hereafter, and in fact, according to Longfellow in The Song of Hiawatha, “Ponemah” means “land of the hereafter”. Ponemah Bog is very accessible and is less than an hour from Boston. Bring a bag lunch as well as a hand lens if you have one.  The fee is $32 for NEWFS  members and $36 for nonmembers, and you may register at