COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center is canceling or postponing all in-person programs and events through May 4. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until May 4. Our trails and grounds remain open.

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May 2020

Elmwood Junction Birding Brunch

Sunday, May 3,
7:30 am
to 12:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.
A Baltimore Oriole feasts in a crabapple tree. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Meade Cadot and Francie Von Mertens for a birding brunch hosted by Don and Lillian Stokes. We’ll scout for returning migrants, then visit with the Stokes for brunch nearby.

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June 2020

Nighthawk Watch

Tuesday, June 9,
7:00 pm
to 9:30 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College
A Common Nighthawk, silhouetted against the twilight sky. (photo © Kenneth Cole Schneider)

Help keep track of Keene's most charismatic endangered bird by joining us for an evening of nighthawk monitoring.

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eBird for Beginners

Tuesday, June 16,
3:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College
A group searches for birds -- with binoculars raised -- during a spring birding outing with the Harris Center. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join local bird expert Steven Lamonde of Antioch University New England for this hands-on introduction to eBird, where we’ll learn how to record and share our bird sightings, and to explore sightings shared by others.

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Harris Center Big Year of Birding: Uncommon Breeders of the SuperSanctuary

Thursday, June 18,
7:00 am
to 12:00 pm

Join Eric Masterson for this next installment in our “Big Year” series of birding outings to Harris Center protected lands – a search for the SuperSanctuary's less common breeding birds.

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Hiking Through the Decades: Willard Pond

Saturday, June 27,
8:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we're offering Hiking Through the Decades, a four-hike series that traces the history of the Harris Center's land protection efforts. In this edition, Eric Masterson and Phil Brown will discuss some of the 1990s land conservation work that protected the shoreline of Willard Pond.

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Bird Banding Demonstration

Sunday, June 28,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Purple Finch is held by a bird bander. (photo © Ben Conant)

Get an up-close look at the science of songbirds during this bird banding demonstration by ornithologist Dr. Patricia Wohner.

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