Nate Marchessault

Staff Ecologist

Nate Marchessault smiles while looking down at a butterfly net. (photo © Ben Conant)Nate (he/him) grew up in southeastern Massachusetts, where he dip-netted in local marshes and fished along the beaches. After his undergraduate studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst, he caught the birding bug, which cemented his passion for nature and desire to work in the environmental field. Nate is a current graduate student at Antioch University, with a focus in Environmental Studies: Conservation Biology. Coming from coastal Massachusetts, he has quickly fallen in love with the vast freshwater wetlands and spruce-lined hills of southern New Hampshire.

In addition to his work with the Harris Center, Nate helps run the Antioch Bird Club, is a rare plant surveyor for the Native Plant Trust, and is on the Board of Directors of the New England-based birding journal, Bird Observer.

Nate makes a conscious effort not to take for granted the everyday happenings in the natural world, and appreciates the mountainous backdrop of the area and a good sunrise or sunset. In his free time, he can be found kayaking around boggy areas looking for plants, birding the most obscure locations possible, or sitting by a random brook, appreciating the moment.