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October 2020

Harris Center Annual Meeting: Celebrating 50 Years

Friday, October 23,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Harris Center Annual Meeting 2020 logo

Join Harris Center staff, trustees, and friends for the capstone celebration of our 50th Anniversary Year. We'll review highlights from our first half-century, and share some more recent causes for celebration. Bring your own champagne for a toast for our 50th!

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Motus: A Revolution in Migration Research

Tuesday, October 27,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Join us to learn about an amazing new research network that is revolutionizing the study of winged migration by tracking the movements of small birds, bats, and even dragonflies who have been fitted with tiny radio transmitters -- including right here in the Monadnock Region.

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Spiders! Do You Dare….?

Thursday, October 29,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
An orb weaver spider. (photo © Dave Huth)

Don't let Halloween pass by without joining us for this spine-tingling talk with spider expert Karen Cangialosi! Get in touch with your spidey sense and discover the truth about these oft-misunderstood and feared creatures.

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November 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins

Tuesday, November 17,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Zoom
A portrait of a grizzly bear. (photo © Princess Lodges via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join wildlife biologist Steve Gehman for this four-part online series on carnivores. Each session will be devoted to one of four mammal families, with discussions on bears, coyotes, wolves, bobcats, mountain lions, wolverines, and more.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, November 19,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm

Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused happy hour -- via Zoom! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and listen to our team of talented Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins

Tuesday, November 24,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Zoom
A portrait of a grizzly bear. (photo © Princess Lodges via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join wildlife biologist Steve Gehman for this four-part online series on carnivores. Each session will be devoted to one of four mammal families, with discussions on bears, coyotes, wolves, bobcats, mountain lions, wolverines, and more.

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December 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins

Tuesday, December 1,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Zoom
A portrait of a grizzly bear. (photo © Princess Lodges via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join wildlife biologist Steve Gehman for this four-part online series on carnivores. Each session will be devoted to one of four mammal families, with discussions on bears, coyotes, wolves, bobcats, mountain lions, wolverines, and more.

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Santa’s Magic Mushroom: A Look at the Role of the Fly Agaric Mushroom in the Mythology of Santa

Thursday, December 3,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A vintage holiday card featuring soma mushrooms. (image © Medium / Mustapha Itani)

Mythology meets natural history in this holiday-themed Zoom talk! You’ll look at Santa in a whole new light after Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol reveals the fascinating link between the divine soma mushroom and the origins of Jolly Old Saint Nick.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins

Tuesday, December 8,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Zoom
A portrait of a grizzly bear. (photo © Princess Lodges via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join wildlife biologist Steve Gehman for this four-part online series on carnivores. Each session will be devoted to one of four mammal families, with discussions on bears, coyotes, wolves, bobcats, mountain lions, wolverines, and more.

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Wildfire: What’s Going On?

Thursday, December 10,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A wildfire at Banff National Park. (photo © Cameron Strandberg via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Eric Aldrich and Jeremy Wilson for this online introduction to the ecology of wildfire. Eric will share his personal experiences with controlled burns and fighting wildfires, and Jeremy will introduce some of the complex interactions influencing the intensity and frequency of wildland fires.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, December 17,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm

Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused happy hour -- via Zoom! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and listen to our team of talented Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations.

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