A Special Place to Visit in Tilton
The town of Tilton has many special places –
natural, historic, architectural, and retail.
This Tilton Conservation
Newsletter offers a glimpse into one of those special places –
Osprey Nest near Exit 20
Some special summer tourists have arrived in Tilton semi-directly
from Venezuela. Donovan, the osprey, and his mate have settled
into their condo nest in Tilton close to exit 20. Squam Lakes
Natural Science Center initiated an opsrey tracking project to
annual migration of the ospreys from New Hampshire to South America
and back. A GPS unit is connected to a backpack and attached
to the osprey and provides real-time tracking including hourly
locations, altitude, speed, and direction. Donovan was banded in
and has been spotted this year doing some fishing in Franklin and
around Silver Lake.
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Fertilizing your lawn can add
significant amounts of phosphorous and nitrogen to the run-off
then reaches nearby lakes and rivers. Too much of these
nutrients can feed algae blooms and suck up
the oxygen in the water causing serious pollution issues. Some
suggestions for homeowners:
1. Soil testing - to
determine exactly how much fertilzer is needed and whether phosphorus is
even necessary for your lawn
2. Time to apply - do not apply during the winter, on partially frozen
ground, during hot weather dormancy, or 48 hours before or
after a major rain event
3. Mow your grass about 3 inches high for deeper and healthier roots.
Leave the clippings (provided they're not too long) to wash
into the soil and add nitrogen naturally.
4. Test for soil acidity and apply lime as needed.
5. Aerate the turf and over-seed bare patches.
Dates to Remember
April 26 Town-wide Yard Sale
sponsored by the Recycling Committee
-May 4 Spring Cleanup at Town sheds
Hazardous Waste Collection:
July 26 Belmont; Franklin
August 2 Laconia