Bee visiting flora at the community wildlife garden

Enjoy the fruits of volunteer power at our Community Backyard Wildlife Garden at the Chapman’s Landing boat launch on the Squamscott River. With its native plantings, wildlife pond, and interpretive exhibits, this garden is a peaceful place to relax and get inspired to make your backyard more wildlife friendly. You’ll get ideas on how to maintain a beautiful backyard while providing shelter, food, and water for wildlife. There’s also a wildlife viewing platform that overlooks the adjacent salt marsh and an osprey nest that has been active since 1993.  

This blog post provides a self guided tour of the site to help you understand the thoughtful design of the garden and find a few ideas for your own yard or window box. Learn about recent wildlife sightings and see what’s blooming on our garden Facebook page.

Have some fun exploring with this scavenger hunt and the Passport to Great Bay, which includes a page on the Wildlife Garden.

The garden is located alongside the boat parking area of this New Hampshire Fish & Game maintained boat access site. Leashed dogs are allowed, please carry out all your trash.

Watch this short video made by NH Fish & Game that highlights Great Bay’s Community Wildlife Garden.

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85 College Rd Stratham NH 03885