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October 2018

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Keene

Wednesday, October 17,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Robin Hood Park
A young boy peers at something small held by Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us for this slow, simple ramble in Robin Hood Park, specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. As we go, we’ll search for signs and sounds of autumn -- animal sign, migrating birds, acorns, beechnuts, wild seeds, and more.

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Camera Trapping Workshop: Where to Place Your Camera for Great Wildlife Images

Thursday, October 18,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A bobcat, as photographed by a motion-sensored trail camera. (photo © Eric Aldrich)

Join Janet Pesaturo, author of Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign, and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife, for a presentation on how to use tracks, sign, and knowledge of animal behavior to find the best spots for placing your wildlife camera.

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Everyday Nature for Parents of Young Children

Monday, October 22,
9:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 5, 2018

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center
A mother and her baby smile on a Harris Center outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

The latest studies show that children who spend time outdoors have less stress, anxiety, and depression; lower blood pressure; and a greater ability to concentrate and focus. Join Susie Spikol Faber for three mornings of learning about the many benefits…

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Nature on Tap: Tiny Terrors

Wednesday, October 24,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Hancock Inn
Nature on Tap logo

Join Harris Center naturalists John Benjamin and Brett Amy Thelen for a spine-tingling evening of true tales about ferocious mice, zombie ants, and nature’s other tiny terrors – just in time for Halloween. Drinks on you, conversation on us!

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Keene

Saturday, October 27,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Goose Pond
Young children look closely at a bullfrog, held by Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us for this slow, simple ramble at Goose Pond, specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. As we go, we’ll search for signs and sounds of autumn -- animal sign, migrating birds, acorns, beechnuts, wild seeds, and more.

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Harris Center Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 28,
1:30 pm
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join fellow Harris Center supporters and staff for our 2018 Annual Meeting. We'll review highlights from the past year, make some very special recognitions, and enjoy stories from our featured guest, NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown.

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Everyday Nature for Parents of Young Children

Monday, October 29,
9:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 5, 2018

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center
A mother and her baby smile on a Harris Center outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

The latest studies show that children who spend time outdoors have less stress, anxiety, and depression; lower blood pressure; and a greater ability to concentrate and focus. Join Susie Spikol Faber for three mornings of learning about the many benefits…

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November 2018

Plovers, Knots, and Spoonies: Shorebird Success Stories from the Field

Thursday, November 1,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Hancock Town Library
Common Terns rest on a boulder in Spoffod Lake. (photo © Eric Masterson)

Join Scott Hecker, Director of Bird Conservation for the International Conservation Fund of Canada, for a talk about ICFC's work to protect Piping Plovers, Red Knots, Spoon-billed Sandpipers and more on their wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere.

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Easygoing Hike to Crotched Mountain

Friday, November 2,
10:00 am
to 3:30 pm
Crotched Mountain

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile roundtrip hike through blueberry barrens to the top of Crotched Mountain.

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Watching for Golden Eagles from Mount Monadnock

Saturday, November 3,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Dublin Trail, Mount Monadnock
A Golden Eagle in flight. (photo © Tom Koerner/USFWS)

Join Tom Warren during the peak week for Golden Eagles to migrate through the Monadnock Region on their way south from Quebec. We’ll hike Mount Monadnock's Dublin Trail, stopping at suitable vantage points to scan the skies for this charismatic raptor.

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The Real Eastern Coyote

Sunday, November 4,
3:00 pm
to 4:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An Eastern coyote sits on a boulder. (photo © Don Nieratko)

Join biologist Chris Schadler for a talk gleaned from her 30 years of experience with wolf and coyote research, sheep farming, and teaching – including specific strategies for coexisting with coyotes.

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Everyday Nature for Parents of Young Children

Monday, November 5,
9:30 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 5, 2018

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center
A mother and her baby smile on a Harris Center outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

The latest studies show that children who spend time outdoors have less stress, anxiety, and depression; lower blood pressure; and a greater ability to concentrate and focus. Join Susie Spikol Faber for three mornings of learning about the many benefits…

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“David Attenborough’s Light on Earth” Film

Thursday, November 8,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Putnam Theater at Keene State College
David Attenborough walks in a field of glowing fireflies. (photo © Terra Mater Factual Studios)

Explore the mysterious realm of living light with this award-winning documentary film, which follows David Attenborough and a team of researchers as they investigate the science of bioluminescence – including several species found right here in New England.

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Railroads of Hancock and Harrisville

Friday, November 16,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A 19th-century photo of a locomotive. (photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Cheshire County)

Join historian Alan Rumrill for a fascinating trip through time, using old photos and historic documents to bring the railroad history of Hancock and Harrisville to life.

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Annual Post-Thanksgiving Hike Up Mount Caesar

Sunday, November 25,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Mount Caesar

Join Denny Wheeler for good views and good cheer on this hike to the summit ledges of Swanzey’s Mount Caesar, with views of Grand Monadnock.

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December 2018

Easygoing Hike at Cooper Hill Community Forest

Friday, December 7,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Cooper Hill Community Forest
A group of happy hikers pauses in the woods. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike to the top of Cooper Hill in Marlborough, through land recently protected by the Monadnock Conservancy.

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American Marten: The Latest Findings on NH’s Marten Population

Friday, December 7,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A pine marten peers through a tree cavity. (photo © Karen Bullock)

Join NHFG Wildlife Biologist Jill Kilborn for an introduction to the American marten, and to learn what the latest research has revealed about this elusive mammal.

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45th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Hancock, Peterborough, and Surrounding Towns

Saturday, December 15
Hancock, Peterborough and Surrounding Towns
White-throated Sparrows, recorded during the 2017 Christmas Bird Count. (photo © Meade Cadot)

The Christmas Bird Count is the world’s oldest and largest biological survey and citizen science endeavor, with thousands of participants worldwide. No need to be an expert!

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Christmas Bird Count in Keene

Sunday, December 16
Keene
An Eastern Bluebird dines on winterberry holly. (photo © Meade Cadot)

The Christmas Bird Count is the world’s oldest and largest biological survey and citizen science endeavor, with thousands of participants worldwide. No need to be an expert!

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