A view Mount Monadnock in summer. (photo © Dave Mallard)

Monadnock Region Natural History Conference

November 12, 2022

Discover Conservation Research in the Monadnock Region

The Monadnock Region Natural History Conference (MRNHC) features presentations on a range of natural history topics, with a focus on conservation research, ecological restoration and management, and environmental education in the Monadnock Region. This full day of learning brings together people who have an interest in local natural history, including scientists, land managers, educators, students, and backyard naturalists.


The second Monadnock Region Natural History Conference was held on November 12, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Keene State College. Hybrid (online) attendance options were also available.


Presentation topics included wildlife, forest ecology, Mount Monadnock, community science, climate change, human connections to nature, and more. You can find more details on our program page.

Keynote: Sam Jaffe, Uncovering the Whole Story

Sam Jaffe, Director of The Caterpillar Lab, presented an original photograph- and video-packed talk that explored backyard pollinators, plants, parasitoids, and the many caterpillars that are positioned at the center of it all. The Whole Story is a celebration of caterpillars in all their incarnations and across all their ecological connections — a fresh perspective on natural history study that just might make you reconsider an herbivore’s place in our world.


Registration for this full-day conference cost $2o in advance, or $25 at the door. (Students: $10.) Financial assistance was available. For more information, including deadlines and what was included with this registration fee, please see our registration page.

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