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Snake Search

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Matt Patterson and Susie Spikol for an afternoon snake search along the Harris Center grounds. Find out if any snakes have moved into the Harris Center’s snake hotels, hunt for snakeskin, and discover the incredible natural history of these slithery reptiles.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at Casalis State Forest

Casalis State Forest Elm Hill Road, Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a wild ramble in search of summer birds, wildflowers, salamanders, and other amazing finds. A perfect hike for little legs!

Wetland Shrub Identification Walk

Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary Willard Pond Roard, Antrim, NH

Join Mike Gagnon and Matt Tarr of UNH Extension for a relaxed ramble focused on wetland shrub identification. We'll examine branching patterns, leaf shape and structure, flowers, fruits, and more.

Environmental Studies Institute: Bird Language Study Group

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Birds are the messengers of the forest. In this four-week course, you’ll learn how to listen deeply, how to tell what different bird calls mean, and how practicing bird language can give us a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Environmental Studies Institute: Fantastic Ferns of New Hampshire

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join acclaimed naturalist Lynn Levine for a day of learning all about ferns. We'll start with an indoor introduction to these incredible plants – which have survived four mass extinctions! – then head outside in search of ferns to observe and identify.

Kids Count for Wildlife: Monarchs & Milkweed Survey

Peterborough Peterborough, NH

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research by joining the Harris Center for a morning of counting monarch caterpillars, eggs, and butterflies. If you like treasure hunts and have a sharp eye for finding things, this outing is for you.

Monitoring for Monarchs

Peterborough Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center ecologists to survey for monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies in a Harris Center-conserved milkweed patch in Peterborough. No experience necessary!

Golden Hour Paddle at Center Pond

Center Pond Center Pond Road, Nelson, NH

Join Brett Amy Thelen and Jeremy Wilson for a leisurely evening paddle around Center Pond, where we’ll listen for loons, look for beavers, and learn about the curious connection between the Currier Museum of Art and the conservation of this Nelson town gem.

Insect Safari & Bug Bonanza

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a morning meadow adventure in search of crickets, leafhoppers, butterflies, grasshoppers, and more. A great way for families with elementary-age children to learn about the wild world of arthropods.

Environmental Studies Institute: Bird Language Study Group

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Birds are the messengers of the forest. In this four-week course, you’ll learn how to listen deeply, how to tell what different bird calls mean, and how practicing bird language can give us a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Environmental Studies Institute: True Nature Yoga

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents, and sensations of five summer evenings as we explore nature within and around us through yoga. Embody bird flight, insect hum, and the rootedness of trees. Variations will be offered to suit beginners and seasoned yogis alike. 

Environmental Studies Institute: Bird Language Study Group

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Birds are the messengers of the forest. In this four-week course, you’ll learn how to listen deeply, how to tell what different bird calls mean, and how practicing bird language can give us a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Environmental Studies Institute: True Nature Yoga

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents, and sensations of five summer evenings as we explore nature within and around us through yoga. Embody bird flight, insect hum, and the rootedness of trees. Variations will be offered to suit beginners and seasoned yogis alike. 

Paddle on the North Branch of the Contoocook

Robb Reservoir Stoddard, NH

Join Kathy Schillemat and other nature enthusiasts for a morning paddle down the North Branch of the Contoocook River in Stoddard. This section of river is surrounded by conserved land, so the wildlife watching should be excellent!

Kids Count for Wildlife: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey at Moose Brook

Hancock Depot 27 Depot Road, Hancock, NH

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research by joining Harris Center naturalists to survey Moose Brook for water scorpions, predaceous diving beetles, water pennies, and more. Discover what creatures like stonefly, dragonfly, and mayfly nymphs can tell us about the water quality of the brook.

Environmental Studies Institute: True Nature Yoga

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents, and sensations of five summer evenings as we explore nature within and around us through yoga. Embody bird flight, insect hum, and the rootedness of trees. Variations will be offered to suit beginners and seasoned yogis alike. 

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at the Harris Center

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a wild ramble in search of summer birds, wildflowers, salamanders, and other amazing finds. A perfect hike for little legs!

Sunset Paddle on Norway Pond

Norway Pond Hancock, NH

Join Phil Brown and other naturalists for an evening paddle across Norway Pond to a wetland rich with birds and turtles.

Environmental Studies Institute: True Nature Yoga

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents, and sensations of five summer evenings as we explore nature within and around us through yoga. Embody bird flight, insect hum, and the rootedness of trees. Variations will be offered to suit beginners and seasoned yogis alike. 

Birding for All: Birding the Nighthawk Migration

Brenner Bridge Depot Park, Peterborough, NH

The "fall" nighthawk migration is at its peak in late August. Join avid birder Phil Brown and nighthawk enthusiast Brett Amy Thelen to search for the spectacle from a wheelchair-accessible site along the Contoocook River in Peterborough.

Exploring the Willard Pond Brook Land

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Eric Masterson, Jeremy Wilson, and Anitra Sorensen for a 1.5-mile roundtrip exploration of the Harris Center's newest conservation property, a 74-acre preserve in Hancock and Antrim.

Shorebirding at Howe Reservoir

Howe Reservoir Dublin, NH

Join Eric Masterson for a birding outing at Howe Reservoir, which has been drained to facilitate repairs to the dam — creating an attractive inland stopover site for migrating shorebirds.

Environmental Studies Institute: True Nature Yoga

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents, and sensations of five summer evenings as we explore nature within and around us through yoga. Embody bird flight, insect hum, and the rootedness of trees. Variations will be offered to suit beginners and seasoned yogis alike.