The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve will host a “Haiku Hike” on Sunday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

HCNP Project Assistant Meggie Donovan will lead the unique program combining poetry and nature. The program will begin with a short lesson on poetry writing techniques. Participants will then explore the West Hill on a nature hike where they will experience the preserve and collect “picturesque” words for a writer’s notebook. The program will explore language and how poetry is connected to our everyday lives. Participants will make and compose original three-line haiku poems using word collections.

Bring a favorite pen or pencil and warm clothing to be outdoors. Registration is required: 283-2115 or

The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve is a 645-acre parcel of woodlands and wetlands in Keene and Swanzey owned by the Colony Memorial Trust. It provides the community with more than 5 miles of hiking trails, a historic cabin and foundations, place-based education initiatives, ongoing research activities, and a public program series. The preserve is managed by Antioch University New England.