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Wilmot Walk Focuses on Dragonflies

New London — A d ragonfly identification walk is scheduled on Aug. 12, from 3-5 p.m., on a recently conserved property on Kearsarge Mountain Road in Wilmot.

Andy Deegan, of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, will discuss dragonflies and damselflies and their significance in nature. Participants will net, identify and release a variety of dragonflies.

The property, owned by Jan and Paul Sahler, represents the first Ausbon Sargent protected land in Wilmot. The 21.4-acre Sahler Conservation Easement is adjacent to or near more than 3,918 acres of conserved land, including Mount Kearsarge State Forest. It is listed in the state’s Wildlife Action Plan as “Highest Ranked Habitat.”

The logging road and trails on the easement will be open to the public for “low impact, non-motorized, non-wheeled, pedestrian access,” Ausbon Sargent said in a recent news release.

To RSVP for the walk, contact Sue Andrews at sandrews@ausbonsargent.org. — Staff report