Wildlife News

Our Natural History Collection: Guidelines for Giving

Have a natural history artifact (skull, bone, nest) you’d like to donate to our teaching collection? Here’s what you need to know.

Field Report from the 2018 Vernal Pool Project

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

Teaming Up for Hawks

We’re delighted to announce that the Harris Center and New Hampshire Audubon have entered into a new partnership to provide research and education staffing for the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory.

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.

Announcing “Pop-Up” Events

Find out about outstanding, albeit last-minute, opportunities to experience the great outdoors.

Field Report from the 2017 Vernal Pool Project

In 2017, our citizen scientists documented 46 new vernal pools in ten towns.

Field Report from the Spring Amphibian Migration

This spring, our Salamander Crossing Brigade volunteers saved 3,675 salamanders, frogs, and toads from the crush of the tire.

Field Report from the 2016 Vernal Pool Project

In 2016, our intrepid citizen scientists documented 50 new vernal pools in ten Monadnock Region towns.

A Kettle of One

Eric Masterson is about to embark on an epic journey, following the migration route of the Broad-winged Hawk from New Hampshire to South America — by bicycle.

Project Nighthawk Confirms Successful Nesting of Endangered Bird

Harris Center citizen scientists recently aided in the discovery of a Common Nighthawk nest in downtown Keene − complete with a healthy fledgling.

NHFG Withdraws Bobcat Season Proposal

In the wake of widespread public outcry, NHFG has withdrawn their controversial proposal to reinstitute a bobcat hunting and trapping season in the Granite State.

Update on the NHFG Bobcat Season Proposal

Despite overwhelming public opposition, the NHFG Commission has moved forward with a proposal to re-institute a bobcat hunting and trapping season.

Restoring Falls Brook

Work is nearly complete on a stream restoration project at Falls Brook in Swanzey.

Field Report from the 2015 Vernal Pool Project

In 2015, our citizen scientists documented 30 new vernal pools, bringing our project total to 190 documented pools on public and conserved lands in the Monadnock Region.

A Place for Pollinators

A dedicated group of volunteers spent this past year turning the Harris Center’s old swimming pool into a new pollinator garden, and it’s now open for visitors.

Harris Center Opposes Bobcat Hunting & Trapping in NH

The NHFG Commission has voted to move forward with opening a bobcat hunting and trapping season in the Granite State. The Harris Center strongly opposes this proposal.

Spotting Spot Patterns

The spots on adult spotted salamanders are like fingerprints on humans: unique to individuals.

Field Report from the 2014 Vernal Pool Project

In 2014, our citizen scientists and student interns documented 33 new vernal pools in ten towns.

Celebrating the Year of the Salamander, Part IV

Spotted salamanders are one of a kind.

Celebrating the Year of the Salamander, Part III

Salamanders can get you into a good college.

Findings from the North Lincoln Street Amphibian Crossing Study

The goal of this study was to figure out how many amphibians cross the road at North Lincoln Street each spring, and what percentage of them are helped along by the Crossing Brigades.

Celebrating the Year of the Salamander, Part II

Salamanders can stop you in your tracks.

Celebrating the Year of the Salamander, Part I

Salamanders are everywhere.

Exciting News About North Lincoln Street!

We’re launching a new conservation research initiative focused on our Salamander Crossing Brigades.

Field Report from the 2013 Vernal Pool Project

This spring, our citizen scientists documented 50 new vernal pools in seven towns.

7 Reasons Amphibians are Awesome

Two of our most prominent citizen science programs center around amphibians and their habitat. Why this focus on frogs, toads, and salamanders?

Reel In and Recycle at Robb Reservoir

The Harris Center recently installed a fishing line recycling bin at Robb Reservoir.

Keene Teachers Celebrated at 2012 Annual Meeting

Andrea Dube and Gail Woolridge were honored for their collaboration on a Birds Across the Seasons curriculum for 3rd graders.

Field Report from the 2012 Vernal Pool Project

This was the Vernal Pool Project’s inaugural year in Peterborough, where 20 enthusiastic citizen scientists visited 50 potential vernal pools.

A Packed House for Bear Expert Ben Kilham

Bear expert Ben Kilham spoke to a rapt audience of 160+ Harris Center members at our annual members-only event.

Successful Nighthawk Nest Confirmed at KSC

This is the first confirmation of a nighthawk nest in Keene since at least 2007.

Salamander Brigade Essay Wins Writing Award

Longtime Salamander Crossing Brigade volunteer Emily Wilson won an award for her essay, “Goldenrod Spots.”

Stream Restoration Plans in the Works

We’re working with a team of partners to restore stream connectivity in the Ashuelot watershed.

Citizen Science: What Makes a Good Project?

Conservation research that’s local, personal, accessible, and collaborative.

Researching Bobcats in the Granite State

Researchers from UNH and NHFG are teaming up on a statewide bobcat study, and they want your help.

A Big Year for Small Owls

Owl bander Chris Volonte is back on the saw-whet beat again, and she reports that 2010 may be shaping up to be a big year.

Results from Fall Songbird Banding

This fall, Antioch University New England partnered with AVEO staff and volunteers for a third year of fall migration songbird banding in Keene.

Monitoring the Fall Bird Migration

We’ll once again be monitoring migratory birds as they make their way through the Ashuelot Valley this fall.

Nighthawk Breeding Success in Keene

This is the only documented successful breeding by nighthawks in the entire state this year.

A Tribe of Tiny Owls is On the Move

We’re thrilled to partner on the first-ever Northern Saw-whet Owl banding project in southwest New Hampshire.

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