Community Science News

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.

Salamander Season in the Age of COVID-19

Our Salamander Crossing Brigade program will be running a little differently in 2020. Here’s what you need to know.

Keene to Close Second Road to Protect Migrating Amphibians

Following two successful seasons of amphibian detours at North Lincoln Street, the City of Keene will be working with the Harris Center on limited closures of the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site, as well.

Spotting Spot Patterns

The spots on spotted salamanders are like fingerprints on humans: unique to individuals. Here’s how to contribute to our database of salamander spot patterns.

Field Report from the 2019 Vernal Pool Project

In 2019, our interns and citizen scientists documented 23 new vernal pools in four Monadnock Region towns.

Another Chance to Speak Up for Salamanders

Keene is once again considering a proposal to close the North Lincoln Street amphibian crossing site to vehicle traffic on “Big Nights.” You can help make it happen.

Reflections on the 2018 Christmas Bird Count

Eric Masterson reflects on the 2018 Christmas Bird Count. This year’s stories: scarcity….and grosbeaks.

Field Report from the 2018 Vernal Pool Project

In 2018, our citizen scientists documented 23 new vernal pools in five Monadnock Region towns.

Keene to Close Road to Protect Migrating Amphibians

The Keene City Council recently voted unanimously in favor of closing a local road to vehicle traffic on amphibian migration nights, in large part because of data collected by our Salamander Brigade volunteers.

Important Reminders for Salamander Season

Whether you’re a veteran Salamander Crossing Brigade volunteer or a new recruit, here’s how to prepare for helping amphibians cross the road on Big Nights.

A Chance to Speak Up for Salamanders

The City of Keene is considering a proposal to close the North Lincoln Street amphibian crossing site to vehicle traffic on “Big Nights.”

It’s Time for the Christmas Bird Count!

Join us for the 118th year of this celebrated tradition.