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September 2019

Pack Monadnock Raptor Release Day

Sunday, September 22,
3:00 pm
to 4:30 pm
Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory
Eric Masterson releases a rehabilitated hawk. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join us for the special send-off of a rehabilitated migratory bird of prey! This annual event is timed to coincide with the peak of the Broad-winged Hawk migration, so bring your binoculars and hope to witness a spectacle.

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Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Monday, September 23,
11:30 am
to 12:45 pm
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One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

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Beyond Bird Feeders — Creating Winter Wildlife Habitat

Tuesday, September 24,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 24, 2019

NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An Eastern Bluebird dines on winterberry holly. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Take the bite out of the bitter winter season by planning ahead for wildlife, healthy soils, and thriving plants with landscape designer, author, and educator Marilyn Wyzga.

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Encore Presentation: “Leaning into the Wind”

Tuesday, September 24,
6:30 pm
to 8:15 pm
Keene Cinemas
Andy Goldsworth creates a halo of yellow flower petals around his head.

This must-see documentary follows British landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy as he uses natural materials like stone and flower petals to create art installations all over the world, including here in New Hampshire.

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Motus: A Revolution in Migration Research

Thursday, September 26,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Learn about an amazing new research network that is revolutionizing the study of animal migration by tracking the movements of small birds, bats, and even dragonflies who have been fitted with tiny radio transmitters.

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Source to Sea Cleanup

Friday, September 27 to Saturday, September 28
Keene
A volunteer participates in the Source to Sea Cleanup. (photo © Connecticut River Conservancy)

Make a difference for our local rivers during the Connecticut River Conservancy’s annual Source to Sea Cleanup! In the Monadnock Region, we’ll focus on Beaver Brook and the Ashuelot River in Keene and Swanzey.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Friday, September 27,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A baby and a toddler enjoy some outside time. (photo © Ben Conant)

On this gentle walk, which is specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, we’ll meander and look for what treasures the natural world has to offer.

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Medicinal Plant Walk and Herbal Tea Making

Saturday, September 28,
9:00 am
to 11:30 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Herbalist Brenna Morris stands in a bank of ferns. (photo courtesy Brenna Morris)

Join herbalist Brenna Morris, founder of Luna’s Herbal Botanical Cultivations, to learn how to mindfully harness the medicine inherent in plants.

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October 2019

Easygoing Hike to Silver Mountain

Friday, October 4,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 1.5-mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Silver Mountain in Lempster.

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“Danika the Rose” with Odds Bodkin for Families

Saturday, October 5,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Families and friends, come experience "Danika the Rose," a musical fairy tale adapted for a young audience!

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“Danika the Rose” with Odds Bodkin

Sunday, October 6,
4:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture

As a prelude to the Harris Center’s 50th Anniversary, come celebrate how nature inspires art. Melding song and storytelling, "Danika the Rose" weaves together Dvorak’s sublime Moravian Duets with an original fable written and narrated by Odds Bodkin to create a musical fairy tale for our tumultuous times.

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Stream Restoration Walk at Thompson Brook

Monday, October 7,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Surry Town Hall
A photo of Brook Trout swimming. (photo © USFWS)

Join us for a special field trip to a stream restoration site on Thompson Brook in Surry, where we’ll see “before and after” photos, hear from project partners, and get an up-close look at the newly restored stream.

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 9,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

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“A Squirrel’s Guide to Success” Film Showing

Thursday, October 10,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Putnam Theater at Keene State College
A gray squirrel nibbles on an acorn. (photo © PBS Nature)

Discover the extraordinary abilities of ordinary squirrels in this charming documentary -- from the brainy fox squirrel who can remember the location of 9,000 nuts to the acrobatic gray squirrel whose tree-top leaps are the basis for new designs in robotics.

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“Big Sit” Migration Watch at Pack Monadnock

Saturday, October 12,
8:00 am
to 4:00 pm
Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory

Join fellow birders and hawk watchers for the annual “Big Sit” event - a tally of all bird species as viewed from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Come for an hour or stay the whole day, and lend your eyes to the skies!

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Hiking Conserved Land in Francestown

Sunday, October 13,
1:00 pm
to 4:00 pm

Join Dave Butler and Ben Haubrich for a 3-mile roundtrip hike on conservation land in Francestown. We’ll make our way through Rand Brook Forest to the Aaron Draper farm site, passing a hayfield with views of the Lyndeborough Hills on the way.

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The Year Without a Summer

Tuesday, October 15,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Hancock Town Library
A painting of the eruption of Vesuvius seen from Portici by Joseph Wright of Derby. (photo © art collection of the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA)

Following the devastating eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora, 1816 came to be known as “the year without a summer.” Join Mount Washington Observatory’s Will Broussard to explore the many natural and cultural impacts this event had on the world, including right here in New Hampshire

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 16,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

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Monadnock Region Geology Hike

Saturday, October 19,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm

Join Frederick Rogers, Geology Professor at Franklin Pierce University, for a moderately strenuous hike exploring the Monadnock Region's geologic history.

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Harris Center Annual Meeting: We’re Turning Fifty!

Sunday, October 20,
1:30 pm
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join us as we kick off a year of celebrations for the Harris Center’s 50th Anniversary! Our Annual Meeting will feature highlights from the past year, special recognitions, inspiration from our founder Eleanor Briggs, and more.

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 23,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

Learn more »

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Friday, October 25,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Hiroshi Land

On this gentle walk, which is specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, we’ll meander and look for what treasures the natural world has to offer.

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Harris Center Classic: Jefts Cemetery by Dark

Friday, October 25,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Pitcher Mountain

Join local history buff Eric Aldrich and ghost story enthusiast Susie Spikol for a favorite Harris Center hike to a remote cemetery in Stoddard’s Andorra Forest. Come learn about the lives of those who once lived here and spend time in the graveyard hearing some good old-fashioned ghost tales, just in time for Halloween...

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Live Birds of Prey with Raptor Rehabilitator Tom Ricardi

Saturday, October 26
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Raptor rehabilitator Tom Ricardi holds a peregrine falcon. (photo © Flickr user "Kathy" via the Creative Commons)

Join raptor rehabilitator Tom Ricardi as he shares stories of his inspiring work and introduces us to eight live raptors!

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Young Birders Club: Raptors Over Pack Monadnock

Saturday, October 26,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory
Harris Center teacher-naturalist Susie Spikol and a budding naturalist from Pierce Elementary School point to birds during a hawkwatching outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all young birders! Join Hawk Watch Coordinator Phil Brown and others to search for migrating birds of prey, including the elusive and exciting Northern Goshawks and Golden Eagles that Pack Monadnock is famous for in late October.

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Harris Center Classic: Great Meadow Paddle

Saturday, October 26,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Great Meadow
Kayakers paddle at the outlet of the Great Meadow in Harrisville. (photo © Nelson Trails Group)

Join Kathy Schillemat and Al Stoops for a Harris Center favorite: an autumn paddle from Nelson into Harrisville through beautiful Great Meadow.

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Harris Center Big Year of Birding: Otter Brook Farm

Sunday, October 27,
8:00 am
to 11:00 am
Otter Brook Farm
A group searches for birds -- with binoculars raised -- during a spring birding outing with the Harris Center. (photo © Ben Conant)

Celebrate 50 years of land protection and environmental education by spending the year cataloguing all the birds that now make the SuperSanctuary their home. We’ll start off with an excursion to Otter Brook Farm in Peterborough, one of the Harris Center’s more than 100 conservation easements.

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Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Monday, October 28,
11:30 am
to 12:45 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

November 2019

Easygoing Hike to Seven Falls

Friday, November 1,
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Seven Falls

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile roundtrip hike on old roads to Seven Falls in Swanzey.

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An Evening with Walt Whitman

Friday, November 1,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Stephen Collins portrays Walt Whitman. (photo © Stephen Collins)

Stephen Collins brings Walt Whitman to life in this acclaimed one-man show by playwright Michael Keamy.

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