On May 7th, Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust (BHF/CSFCT) will dedicate the newly created “Camsie Anna Nature Trail” at Branch Hill Farm. This 1.3-mile loop through field and forest, features 20+ learning stations enabling participants, young and old, to interact with nature and the farm as they tour the property. Key stops along the route include the Preservation Orchard; pollinator gardens; a scenic spot along the Salmon Falls River; and a BHF sustainably managed forest. There is also a posted children’s read-a-long sponsored by Milton Free Public Library.
The trail is dedicated in memory of Camsie Anna Thickett, (nee Siemon) whose life work was helping others as a mental health therapist. Camsie discovered on her own the therapeutic power of long walks in the woods behind her home. She was expanding those trails to share with others the joy and wonders of immersing oneself in the sights, smells, and sounds of the natural world. Branch Hill Farm created this year-round trail to honor Camsie and to share her passion for the restorative power of nature with our local communities.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting will be a guided trail walk led by Licensed Forester Charlie Moreno, Executive Director Jared Kane, and Board Chair Cynthia Siemon Wyatt.
The event will take place 10 am – 12 pm on Saturday, May 7th. It is free and open to all ages. Refreshments will be provided. For more information and directions, contact Branch Hill Farm Executive Director Jared Kane at 603-473-2535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Branch Hill Farm/the Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust works to conserve farm and forest lands and to educate the public about sound forestry, conservation, and agricultural practices; see www.branchillfarm.org.