SuperSanctuary News

Tagging Along with Broad-winged Hawks

In an exciting new research collaboration, biologists from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary recently attached satellite transmitters to three Broad-winged Hawks nesting in the SuperSanctuary.

More Comfortable Camping at Spoonwood Pond

Camping at Spoonwood Pond has been made more comfortable with the addition of tent platforms at two of the Harris Center’s remote campsites.

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 Irruption Year for Finches

This is a banner year to see irruptive winter finches! A bonanza of Red Crossbills found its way to the Harris Center in late summer, and there are more finches to come in the colder months.

Trailside Wood Carvings Bring Downed Trees to Life

Jack McWhorter has spent the summer and fall artfully carving creatures out of downed trees along the Harris Center’s Harriskat Trail.

Hiking Safely During Hunting Season

Autumn is arguably the best time of year to go for a walk in the woods. It’s also hunting season. Here’s what you need to know to safely share the woods this fall.

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.

Volunteers Install Nest Raft for Spoonwood Pond Loons

For the last few summers, loon nests on Harris Center land along Spoonwood Pond have failed due to predation. This year, the Spoonwood loons may fare better, thanks to the installation of a new nest raft.

41 Acres Protected in East Harrisville

In January, the Harris Center permanently protected 41 forested acres in East Harrisville.

58 Acres Protected on Gregg Lake

In December, George and Michelle Caughey donated a conservation easement on a 58-acre parcel in Antrim, protecting 2,000 feet of undeveloped shoreline on Gregg Lake.

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.

Visionary Founder and Extraordinary Partners Honored at 2019 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center honored our founder and several extraordinary partners at our 49th Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 20.