Oct. 4 Daytime Meeting — Ponemah Bog: Amherst’s Boreal Gem

Presented by Pam Hunt

Meeting Times and Locations

Pam Hunt

Amherst’s Ponemah Bog is a popular spot for casual botanizing, but is it really even a bog?

Pam Hunt, Ph.D, will explore the geology and ecology of the wide range of wetlands within the larger category of peatland with a special focus on Ponemah.

Peatlands share a few common features, including low nutrient levels and reduced water circulation. As a result they are often harsh environments but still manage to support a wide variety of plants and animals adapted to those unique conditions.

The program will close with an overview of the Ponemah Bog Sanctuary, its history, and stewardship.  Pam is presently the Avian Conservation Biologist with the NH Audubon Society.


Daytime meetings are held at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101, Amherst, NH.

Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. with social time, followed by a business meeting at 9:15 a.m. Following the business meeting, there is a short refreshment break. The program/speaker begins at 10:30 a.m. and goes until 11:30 a.m.

Guests are welcome to attend the business meeting as well as the program at no fee.