Even with all the Easter bunnies hopping around this weekend, New Hampshire families have a great opportunity to connect or reconnect with the state’s real wildlife this Saturday.
New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department is hosting its annual Discover Wild NH Day at its Concord headquarters at 11 Hazen Drive. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there is no charge.
The real cost, however, will be if New Hampshire continues to lose its connections with its natural surroundings and its wildlife. This is more than a concern over the revenue the state brings in through hunting, fishing, and boating fees.
New Hampshire’s “brand,’’ if you will, is wrapped up in an outdoors that not only supports tourism but also provides many residents with recreation and relaxation from a hunt in the woods, a hike in the mountains, or merely a walk in a park.
Reminding residents of all of this is a good thing. Introducing youngsters to New Hampshire wild is even better.
The day will feature live animals, fish, and falcons. Kids or adults can try archery, fly-casting and fly-tying, and BB gun shooting. Environmental and conservation groups will have exhibits.
It might rain Saturday, which is fine. That’s also part of New Hampshire’s outdoors. If the kids splash in a few mud puddles, all the better.