Community Science News

New Research Initiatives Focused on Raptor Species in Decline

The Harris Center is expanding our efforts to monitor three raptor species in decline: Broad-winged Hawk, American Kestrel, and Northern Goshawk.

Keene to Close Second Road to Protect Migrating Amphibians

Following three successful seasons of amphibian detours at North Lincoln Street, the City of Keene will now work with the Harris Center to close the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site to through-traffic, as well.

Salamander Crossing Brigade Updates for 2022

We’ve made a few updates to our Salamander Crossing Brigade program for 2022. Here’s what you need to know.

An Opportunity to Speak Up for Salamanders

Keene is considering a proposal to close the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site to through-traffic on “Big Nights.” You can help make it happen.

Field Report from the 2021 Vernal Pool Project

In 2021, our community scientists documented 8 new vernal pools in three Monadnock Region towns.

Coverboard Cam: Solving a Salamander Study Site Mystery

In the fall of 2021, our red-backed salamander study plots were found in disarray. What happened to them?

Why We’re Changing from “Citizen Science” to “Community Science”

The Harris Center is switching from “citizen science” to the more inclusive term “community science.” Here’s why.

Salamander Crossing Brigade Updates for 2021

We’re making some changes to our Salamander Crossing Brigade program for 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

Highlights of the 2020 Christmas Bird Count

The 2020 Christmas Bird Count saw record-high counts for many species, including Bald Eagles and White-winged Crossbills.

Field Report from the 2020 Vernal Pool Project

In 2020, our socially-distant citizen scientists documented 8 new vernal pools in four Monadnock Region towns.

An Update on our Broad-winged Hawk Tracking Project

The Harris Center is working Hawk Mountain to tag Broad-winged Hawks with satellite transmitters, as part of ongoing efforts to better understand the ecology and migratory behavior of this iconic species.

Four New Projects Supported by 50th Anniversary Fund

The Harris Center is launching a new 50th Anniversary Fund, which will seed innovative education and conservation research projects for years to come, as well as provide for stewardship of the land and trails in our care. Four initial projects have already received funding.