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January 2022

The Science of Saw-whet Owls

Wednesday, January 26,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A person's hand holding a saw-whet owl. (photo © Elizabeth Nicodemus via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Sean Beckett of the North Branch Nature Center— where researchers have captured and tagged over 600 migrating saw-whet owls in the last seven years — to discover what scientists are learning about the natural history and ecology of this adorable species.

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February 2022

Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 19,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Evening Grosbeaks on a platform bird feeder. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Every February, people around the world count birds in their neighborhoods as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Join the fun by counting at the Harris Center bird feeders with avid birders Steven Lamonde and Eric Masterson. Beginning birders welcome!

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March 2022

Women’s Work: The Legacy of Women in America’s Oldest Bird Conservation Organization

Thursday, March 10,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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A black and white photo of Harriet Hemenway, in a black dress and hat. (photo courtesy Mass Audubon)

Join Joan Walsh of Mass Audubon for a special Women's History Month talk on the enduring legacy of women in America's oldest bird conservation organization — from the founding mothers to modern-day scientists, activists, and educators.

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Full Moon Owl Prowl in Keene

Friday, March 18,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Robin Hood Park
A portrait of a Barred Owl. (photo © Philip Brown via unsplash)

Join Harris Center naturalist Jenna Spear for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

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Full Moon Owl Prowl in Hancock

Saturday, March 19,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Barred Owl perched on a branch. (photo © Philip Brown via Unsplash)

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

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38th Annual Waterfowl Safari Along the Connecticut River

Sunday, March 20,
8:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Connecticut River
Hooded Mergansers on Nubanusit Brook. (photo © Tom Momeyer)

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

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