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April 2018

Birding by Ear

Thursday, April 26,
8:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 24, 2018

local field sites

Join expert birder and naturalist Phil Brown as we take to the SuperSanctuary in search of birds. During this five-week Environmental Studies Institute course, we’ll observe fascinating bird behaviors and study the vocalizations of many species in depth.

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New Hampshire’s Birds of Prey

Thursday, April 26,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 24, 2018

RiverMead Auditorium
Barred Owl. (photo © Vivienne Strauss)

From eagles to owls, falcons to hawks, learn about New Hampshire’s birds of prey in this seven-week Environmental Studies Institute course! We'll hear from a different expert each week, ending the series with a live owl presentation.

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Exploring Frog Rock Road in New Boston

Saturday, April 28,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Frog Rock Road

Join Dave Butler and Ben Haubrich for a moderately easy exploration of Frog Rock Road, an abandoned town road in New Boston. In addition to Frog Rock (a tourist attraction during the grand hotel era), this walk will include a glacial esker, a kettle pond, and an enormous barn cellar hole.

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May 2018

Field Notes in Verse

Wednesday, May 2,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Henry Walters, holding his hawk. (photo © Madeleine Bruce)

Bring your naturalist's eye for detail to this four-week poetry course with Henry Walters, in which the act of writing becomes itself a form of observation.

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Lessons from the Wild: What Nature Can Teach Us About Building Healthy Habits

Wednesday, May 2,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Peterborough Town Library

What might beavers, hummingbirds, snapping turtles, and porcupines have to teach us about improving our own health and wellbeing? Join Sonya LeClair to learn more about living a healthier life, with lighthearted inspiration gleaned from the great outdoors.

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Birding by Ear

Thursday, May 3,
8:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 24, 2018

local field sites

Join expert birder and naturalist Phil Brown as we take to the SuperSanctuary in search of birds. During this five-week Environmental Studies Institute course, we’ll observe fascinating bird behaviors and study the vocalizations of many species in depth.

Learn more »

New Hampshire’s Birds of Prey

Thursday, May 3,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 24, 2018

RiverMead Auditorium
Barred Owl. (photo © Vivienne Strauss)

From eagles to owls, falcons to hawks, learn about New Hampshire’s birds of prey in this seven-week Environmental Studies Institute course! We'll hear from a different expert each week, ending the series with a live owl presentation.

Learn more »

Women and Girls Hiking Together

Thursday, May 3,
4:30 pm
to 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 17, 2018

This series of hikes, led by Harris Center teacher-naturalist Janet Altobello, is designed for teams of women and girls (ages 9 and up): mothers and daughters, aunts and nieces, grandmothers and granddaughters, neighbors, and friends.

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“Toad People” Film Showing

Thursday, May 3,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Putnam Theater at Keene State College
Human hands holding a Western Toad. (photo © Toad People)

This uplifting film is a story about hope, community, and everyday people taking action for wildlife in their own backyards.

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Morning Paddle on Hubbard Pond in Annett State Forest

Friday, May 4,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Hubbard Pond
A flotilla of kayaks on a Harris Center outing. (photo © Ken Paulsen)

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous paddle on Hubbard Pond in Rindge.

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Girl Scout Program: Exploring Nature in Spring

Saturday, May 5,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout troops: have fun exploring nature with the Harris Center as spring returns to New Hampshire!

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Spring Birding on the Tenant Swamp Boardwalk

Sunday, May 6,
7:30 am
to 9:00 am
Tenant Swamp Boardwalk
Birders look and listen for birds along the Tenant Swamp boardwalk. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Cliff Seifer and Brett Amy Thelen for a laidback birding expedition along the Tenant Swamp boardwalk in Keene, where we’re likely to encounter a variety of spring migrants. Beginning birders are welcome!

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Grand Opening of the Jaquith Rail Trail

Sunday, May 6,
1:00 pm
to 2:30 pm
Jaquith Rail Trail
Jaquith Rail Trail bridge, as seen from Jaquith Brook. (photo © Russ Cobb)

The Harris Center has been working with the Harrisville Trails Committee to open a 1.5-mile segment of old Manchester & Keene Railroad line to non-motorized recreation – including a challenging 50-foot gap that has now been spanned by a repurposed historic steel truss bridge. Join us for a ribbon cutting to officially open this newly completed trail.

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Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Tuesday, May 8,
6:30 pm
to 8:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Join the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee (ARLAC) for their 18th season of water quality monitoring! Participants in this training will gain hands-on experience in sampling techniques and in the use of monitoring equipment.

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Field Notes in Verse

Wednesday, May 9,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Henry Walters, holding his hawk. (photo © Madeleine Bruce)

Bring your naturalist's eye for detail to this four-week poetry course with Henry Walters, in which the act of writing becomes itself a form of observation.

Learn more »

Birding by Ear

Thursday, May 10,
8:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 24, 2018

local field sites

Join expert birder and naturalist Phil Brown as we take to the SuperSanctuary in search of birds. During this five-week Environmental Studies Institute course, we’ll observe fascinating bird behaviors and study the vocalizations of many species in depth.

Learn more »

New Hampshire’s Birds of Prey

Thursday, May 10,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 24, 2018

RiverMead Auditorium
Barred Owl. (photo © Vivienne Strauss)

From eagles to owls, falcons to hawks, learn about New Hampshire’s birds of prey in this seven-week Environmental Studies Institute course! We'll hear from a different expert each week, ending the series with a live owl presentation.

Learn more »

Milford Fish Hatchery Tour

Thursday, May 10,
2:30 pm
to 3:45 pm
Milford Fish Hatchery
Hands holding a brook trout. (photo © Chesapeake Bay Program)

Ever wonder where and how New Hampshire raises nearly a million trout for stocking local ponds and streams? Join James Newsom for a self-guided tour of the Milford Fish Hatchery to learn how it all works.

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Women and Girls Hiking Together

Thursday, May 10,
4:30 pm
to 7:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 17, 2018

This series of hikes, led by Harris Center teacher-naturalist Janet Altobello, is designed for teams of women and girls (ages 9 and up): mothers and daughters, aunts and nieces, grandmothers and granddaughters, neighbors, and friends.

Learn more »

Birding Pack Monadnock

Saturday, May 12,
8:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Miller State Park
A Gray Catbird rests on a tangle of vines. (photo © Meade Cadot)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most important bird protection law in U.S. history. In honor of this milestone, 2018 has been declared “Year of the Bird.” Join Meade Cadot and Francie Von Mertens for a celebratory, 2.5-mile hike at a leisurely birdwatching pace.

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Becoming a Birdwatcher

Saturday, May 12,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
Hancock Town Library
Kids look for neighborhood birds through binoculars.

Spend the morning with a Harris Center naturalist fluffing up your feathers, stretching your wings, and searching for feathered friends in the birding hotspot of downtown Hancock. Learn how to become a birdwatcher, practice using binoculars, and sharpen your field guide skills.

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Hiking Through Grief

Saturday, May 12,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Hiking in the healing presence of nature provides a unique and meaningful way to work through grief. This group offers a way to connect with others in a safe, supportive setting, and is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, life transitions, or environmental loss.

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Field Notes in Verse

Wednesday, May 16,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Henry Walters, holding his hawk. (photo © Madeleine Bruce)

Bring your naturalist's eye for detail to this four-week poetry course with Henry Walters, in which the act of writing becomes itself a form of observation.

Learn more »

Birding by Ear

Thursday, May 17,
8:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 24, 2018

local field sites

Join expert birder and naturalist Phil Brown as we take to the SuperSanctuary in search of birds. During this five-week Environmental Studies Institute course, we’ll observe fascinating bird behaviors and study the vocalizations of many species in depth.

Learn more »

New Hampshire’s Birds of Prey

Thursday, May 17,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 24, 2018

RiverMead Auditorium
Barred Owl. (photo © Vivienne Strauss)

From eagles to owls, falcons to hawks, learn about New Hampshire’s birds of prey in this seven-week Environmental Studies Institute course! We'll hear from a different expert each week, ending the series with a live owl presentation.

Learn more »

Women and Girls Hiking Together

Thursday, May 17,
4:30 pm
to 7:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 17, 2018

This series of hikes, led by Harris Center teacher-naturalist Janet Altobello, is designed for teams of women and girls (ages 9 and up): mothers and daughters, aunts and nieces, grandmothers and granddaughters, neighbors, and friends.

Learn more »

Birding the Gateway to Hancock

Saturday, May 19,
7:15 am
to 11:00 am
Gateway to Hancock
A Baltimore Oriole feasts in a crabapple tree. (photo © Meade Cadot)

The habitat near and on the "Gateway to Hancock" land supports a diversity of bird species, including vireos, warblers, orioles, and bobolinks. Join Francie Von Mertens and Meade Cadot for a morning of birding at this newly protected property, where we’re likely to encounter an array of migrant and breeding birds.

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Get Fit Hike Up Thumb Mountain

Saturday, May 19,
9:00 am
to 10:30 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A pair of feet on a wooden footbridge. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join local health coach Sonya LeClair for a fitness-paced, 2.5-mile roundtrip hike up Thumb Mountain. Plan for a fun cardiovascular challenge with periods of rest and fabulous views of Mount Monadnock and the Wapack Range.

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Nature on Tap: Tales from the Hive

Wednesday, May 23,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Hancock Inn
Nature on Tap logo

Join Jodi Turner of Imagine That Honey! for a sweet night of stories drawn from the sticky comb of her life as a beekeeper. Hear her tales of capturing swarms, thwarting bears, and smokin’ good times at the hive. If we’re lucky, she may even share a bit of her honey.

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Birding by Ear

Thursday, May 24,
8:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 24, 2018

local field sites

Join expert birder and naturalist Phil Brown as we take to the SuperSanctuary in search of birds. During this five-week Environmental Studies Institute course, we’ll observe fascinating bird behaviors and study the vocalizations of many species in depth.

Learn more »
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