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February 2019

Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Tuesday, February 19,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Winter Ecology

Thursday, February 21,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 21, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
White-throated Sparrows forage in the snow. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin to explore the many amazing adaptations animals employ to find food, keep warm, and stay alive during the winter months.

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Snowshoeing Sharon Ledges

Saturday, February 23,
10:30 am
to 2:00 pm
Wapack Trail
A group of hikers snowshoe uphill along a stone wall. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Dave Butler for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile snowshoe hike on the historic Wapack Trail.

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Winter Adventures Camp

Monday, February 25,
9:00 am
to Wednesday, February 27,
3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Kids enjoy a snowshoe race at the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Caitlin Houlihan)

Join us for Winter Adventures, a three-day winter vacation camp filled with snowshoeing, fort building, animal tracking, nature crafts, games, songs, and more!

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Winter Survival Skills for Middle Schoolers

Monday, February 25,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A girl sits on a rock and whittles.

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a day of learning winter survival skills, including fire making, shelter building, food and water gathering, and basic winter first aid

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March 2019

Easygoing Hike through the Hiroshi Land

Friday, March 1,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Hiroshi Land
A group of hikers explore the Hiroshi Land in winter. (photo © Laurel Swope-Brush)

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 2-mile roundtrip hike through the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land, following Nubanusit Brook to Dinsmore Pond.

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2nd Annual Norway Pond Symposium

Saturday, March 2,
8:30 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An aerial view of Norway Pond, Hancock, and Mount Monadnock. (photo © LandVest)

Join us for a day of talks highlighting recent research on the ecology of Norway Pond in Hancock. Topics will include the historical record of human activity and environmental change revealed by pond sediments and tree coresand water quality.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Owls of New Hampshire

Monday, March 4,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 11, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Barred Owl. (photo © Vivienne Strauss)

Join biologist Hillary Siener for this short course on the anatomy, behavior, identification, conservation, and life history of New Hampshire’s owls.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Owls of New Hampshire

Monday, March 11,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 11, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Barred Owl. (photo © Vivienne Strauss)

Join biologist Hillary Siener for this short course on the anatomy, behavior, identification, conservation, and life history of New Hampshire’s owls.

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“My Life as a Turkey” Film and Talk

Thursday, March 14,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Hancock Town Library
A man crouches with a Wild Turkey perched on his head. (photo © PBS Nature)

This charming, award-winning documentary provides a rare glimpse into how these curious, intelligent wild birds see the world. Following the film, NHFG biologist Mark Ellingwood will be on hand to "talk turkey."

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Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Thursday, March 21,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

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Tasting the Grade: A Guide to Maple Syrup

Thursday, March 21,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Four glass containers, each containing a different grade of maple syrup. (photo © protogarrett via the Flickr Creative Commons license)

Join Steve Roberge for a maple syrup tasting in celebration of sugaring season. Steve will serve as our “sommelier” for the evening, guiding us through the various grades from very dark to amber.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Keene

Friday, March 22,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

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Osgood Hill Hike

Saturday, March 23,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Kulish Ledges Trailhead

Join Kathy Schillemat for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile hike along a rough trail to the top of Osgood Hill, with views along the way to Spoonwood Pond and Nubanusit Lake.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Harrisville

Sunday, March 24,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
Harrisville Town Hall

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Hancock

Saturday, March 30,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

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35th Annual “Waterfowl Safari” Along the Connecticut River

Sunday, March 31,
8:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Connecticut River
Snow geese migrating across a moonlit sky. (photo © Dagmar Collins)

The spring bird migration begins in March as waterfowl move north through along the Connecticut River. We’ll carpool to the best birding spots, with a little easy walking as needed, in hopes of seeing the spectacle.

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