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July 2018

Nocturnal Nature: Full Moon Hike

Thursday, July 26,
9:00 pm
to 10:30 pm
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join us as we slip outside under July’s Buck Moon and quietly ramble to Juggernaut Pond. Along the way, we’ll listen for owls, ponder porcupines, and see the moonlight glisten on this beautiful, undisturbed pond.

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Bird Banding Demonstration

Saturday, July 28,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A biologist holds a Black & White Warbler. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Dig into the science of songbirds during this bird banding demonstration. You’ll learn how biologists use delicate nets and lightweight metal bands to monitor migratory bird populations, and enjoy up-close looks at some of the songbirds that nest in our neck of the woods.

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August 2018

Easygoing Hike to Historic Greystone Lodge

Friday, August 3,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile hike through Monadnock Paper Mills land to Nabor Hill, where historic Greystone Lodge once stood.

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Blueberries and Fire: A Winning Combination

Saturday, August 4,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Pitcher Mountain
A close-up of wild blueberries. (photo © WP Lynn)

Join Andy Fast, Field Specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension, for a field trip to Hubbard Hill, where a prescribed burn occurred in 1998. Andy will explain why fire is an integral part of managing for blueberries, and detail the operation and challenges of conducting a prescribed burn.

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Babies in Backpacks and Families in Tow

Tuesday, August 7,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Young children look closely at a bullfrog, held by Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join teacher-naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for a pint-sized hike and exploration of summer’s beauty, specially designed for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers.

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Nocturnal Nature: Perseids Meteor Shower and Greek Star Tales

Thursday, August 9,
10:00 pm
to 11:59 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An engraving by Camille Flammarion depicting the night sky, ca. 1888.

Join naturalist, writer, and classics scholar Henry Walters for a late-night stargazing adventure at the Harris Center. We’ll look at summer constellations, hear some of the mythology surrounding these stellar characters, and scan the night sky for shooting stars...

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Celebrating Our Trip Leaders and Trail Stewards

Saturday, August 18
Lupines bloom above Island Pond in Stoddard. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Calling all volunteer trip leaders and trail stewards! Join Harris Center staff for a scenic lunch at a cabin above Island Pond, as a thank you for your incredible and much-appreciated work.

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Raptor Volunteer Educator Training

Thursday, August 23,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
People peer through binoculars at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Calling all hawk fans – we’re in need of volunteer educators to help out at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory this fall! In this volunteer training, we'll teach you the tricks of the trade, so you’ll be well prepared for sharing your love of hawks with kids who are hawkwatching for the first time.

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September 2018

Easygoing Hike to White Ledges in Temple

Friday, September 7,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile hike to White Ledges, with views toward Nashua and Manchester.

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Tracking Ospreys from New Hampshire to South America

Monday, September 10,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Hancock Town Library
An osprey peers out from its nest. (photo © Bill Crouse)

Join Iain MacLeod for an introduction to Project OspreyTrack, a multi-year project that uses GPS trackers to follow Ospreys from their nests in New Hampshire to their wintering grounds in South America and back.

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