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May 2018

Birds and Blooms at Loverens Mill

Saturday, May 26,
8:00 am
to 11:00 am
Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp Preserve
A trillium blooms in May. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Eric Masterson and Wendy Ward for an easy, 3-mile exploration of The Nature Conservancy's Loverens Mills Cedar Swamp, one of the highest quality boreal cedar swamps in the state.

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Beginners Hike on the Hiroshi Land

Sunday, May 27,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Hiroshi Land
Dinsmore Pond, as viewed from the Hiroshi Loop Trail. (photo © Will Holden)

New to hiking? Join Eric Masterson and Denny Wheeler for an easy, 2-mile stroll through the Harris Center’s Hiroshi Land, following scenic Nubanusit Brook for part of the way.

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Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

Tuesday, May 29,
7:00 pm
to 8:45 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College
A Common Nighthawk in flight. (photo © Kenneth Cole Schneider)

Nighthawks were once common in cities throughout New Hampshire, where they nested on gravel roofs and fed on insects attracted to city lights. In recent years, these acrobatic birds have disappeared from many New Hampshire towns, but they still nest in Keene.

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June 2018

Morning Paddle on Powder Mill Pond

Friday, June 1,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Powder Mill Pond

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a 2-hour paddle on Powder Mill Pond in Hancock, followed by lunch on a lakeside porch out of reach of the black flies.

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Get Fit Hike Up Bald Mountain

Saturday, June 2,
9:00 am
to 10:30 am
Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
A pair of feet on a wooden footbridge. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

In celebration of National Trails Day, join local health coach Sonya LeClair for a 2.5-mile roundtrip, fitness-paced hike up Bald Mountain at the dePierrefeu-Willard Pond Sanctuary in Antrim. Plan for a fun cardiovascular challenge with periods of rest and fabulous views of Willard Pond.

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Paddling Stumpfield Marsh

Saturday, June 2,
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Stumpfield Marsh
A kayak's-eye-view of Bolster Pond. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Dave Butler for an evening tour of Stumpfield Marsh in Hopkinton. We’ll paddle the perimeter of this 82-acre pond, scanning the shoreline for birds.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, June 7,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 21, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Susie Spikol Faber and some young friends find an earthworm.

Join naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for gentle morning hikes around the Harris Center grounds and trails with your babies and toddlers. As we walk, we’ll look for signs of the season and share ideas for getting outside with young children all year long.

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Trail Run: Harrisville Rail Trail to Cobb Hill and Back

Saturday, June 9,
8:00 am
to 9:30 am
Eastview Trail

Join Dan Langille, Dennis Muhonen, and Tyler Hogan for a 6.5-mile trail run through Harris Center-conserved lands.

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Hiking Through Grief

Saturday, June 9,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Hiking in the healing presence of nature provides a unique and meaningful way to work through grief. This group offers a way to connect with others in a safe, supportive setting, and is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, life transitions, or environmental loss.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, June 14,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 21, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Susie Spikol Faber and some young friends find an earthworm.

Join naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for gentle morning hikes around the Harris Center grounds and trails with your babies and toddlers. As we walk, we’ll look for signs of the season and share ideas for getting outside with young children all year long.

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Royalston Falls Hike

Sunday, June 17,
8:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Royalston Falls

Join Denny Wheeler for an easy, 3.5-mile hike to scenic Royalston Falls, just south of the Massachusetts border. The trail winds through groves of rhododendron, which should be in bloom.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, June 21,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 21, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Susie Spikol Faber and some young friends find an earthworm.

Join naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for gentle morning hikes around the Harris Center grounds and trails with your babies and toddlers. As we walk, we’ll look for signs of the season and share ideas for getting outside with young children all year long.

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Where Do All the Wood Chips Go?

Friday, June 22,
9:00 am
to 5:00 pm

You’re probably familiar with the 18-wheeler trucks that haul wood chips down our highways and byways every winter, but you may not know that many of them make a journey to Schiller Station in Portsmouth, NH, where they're transformed into electricity. Join us for a field trip to Schiller, where we’ll take a walking tour through the operation.

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