Wildlife News

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.

Harris Center Reads: Darwin

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In February, we share our recommendations for books about fellow naturalist Charles Darwin, who was born this month in 1809.

Field Report from the 2020 Hawk Watch

2020 was a different kind of year for the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Here are the highlights.

Harris Center Reads: Owls

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In January, we share our recommendations for books about owls.

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.

Harris Center Reads: Winter

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In December, we share our recommendations for books about winter.

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.

New Motus Station Will Contribute to Migration Research

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is revolutionizing the study of winged migration, and it’s coming to the Monadnock Region!

Announcing a New Nature Almanac & Perpetual Calendar

The Harris Center is pleased to announce the publication of a new perpetual nature calendar created by naturalist Francie Von Mertens.

Harris Center Reads: Squirrels

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In November, we share our recommendations for books about ever-entertaining, everyday squirrels.