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September 2018

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Hancock

Friday, September 21,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A young boy peers at something small held by Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us for this slow, simple ramble at the Harris Center, specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. As we go, we’ll search for signs and sounds of autumn -- animal sign, migrating birds, acorns, beechnuts, wild seeds, and more.

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Mount Monadnock Hike and Hawk Watch

Saturday, September 22,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Dublin Trail, Mount Monadnock
A kettle of Broad-winged Hawks against the backdrop of a bluebird sky. (photo © Billtacular via Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Tom Warren during peak hawk migration week for a hike and hawk watch along Mount Monadnock's Dublin Trail. Though we'll not be visiting the summit, we'll be sure to stop at several vantage points to scan the sky for southbound migrants.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Peterborough

Friday, September 28,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Hiroshi Land
Young children look closely at a bullfrog, held by Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us for this slow, simple ramble at the Hiroshi Land in Peterborough, specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. As we go, we’ll search for signs and sounds of autumn -- animal sign, migrating birds, acorns, beechnuts, wild seeds, and more.

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Mount Monadnock Hike and Hawk Watch

Saturday, September 29,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Dublin Trail, Mount Monadnock
A Coopers Hawk in flight. (photo © Stan Lupo)

Join Tom Warren for a 2.5- to 3-mile hike and hawk watch from points along Mount Monadnock's Dublin Trail. We'll not be visiting the summit, but we'll be sure to stop at several vantage points to scan the sky for southbound migrants.

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October 2018

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Hancock

Sunday, October 7,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Jaquith Rail Trail
Susie Spikol Faber and some young friends find an earthworm.

Join us for this slow, simple ramble along the Jaquith Rail Trail, specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. As we go, we’ll search for signs and sounds of autumn -- animal sign, migrating birds, acorns, beechnuts, wild seeds, and more.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Keene

Wednesday, October 10,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Tenant Swamp Boardwalk
A mother and her baby smile on a Harris Center outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us for this slow, simple ramble along the Tenant Swamp boardwalk in Keene, specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. As we go, we’ll search for signs and sounds of autumn -- animal sign, migrating birds, acorns, beechnuts, wild seeds, and more.

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Exploring Monson Center

Saturday, October 13,
1:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
Monson Center Reservation
A stone wall running through a mowed field, with a white house visible in the distance. (photo © SPNHF)

Join Dave Butler for a moderately easy exploration of the Forest Society's Monson Center Reservation in Milford, an early settlement that existed from 1737 to 1770.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Keene

Wednesday, October 17,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Robin Hood Park
A young boy peers at something small held by Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us for this slow, simple ramble in Robin Hood Park, specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. As we go, we’ll search for signs and sounds of autumn -- animal sign, migrating birds, acorns, beechnuts, wild seeds, and more.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Keene

Saturday, October 27,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Goose Pond
Young children look closely at a bullfrog, held by Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us for this slow, simple ramble at Goose Pond, specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. As we go, we’ll search for signs and sounds of autumn -- animal sign, migrating birds, acorns, beechnuts, wild seeds, and more.

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November 2018

Easygoing Hike to Crotched Mountain

Friday, November 2,
10:00 am
to 3:30 pm
Crotched Mountain

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile roundtrip hike through blueberry barrens to the top of Crotched Mountain.

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Watching for Golden Eagles from Mount Monadnock

Saturday, November 3,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Dublin Trail, Mount Monadnock
A Golden Eagle in flight. (photo © Tom Koerner/USFWS)

Join Tom Warren during the peak week for Golden Eagles to migrate through the Monadnock Region on their way south from Quebec. We’ll hike Mount Monadnock's Dublin Trail, stopping at suitable vantage points to scan the skies for this charismatic raptor.

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Annual Post-Thanksgiving Hike Up Mount Caesar

Sunday, November 25,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Mount Caesar

Join Denny Wheeler for good views and good cheer on this hike to the summit ledges of Swanzey’s Mount Caesar, with views of Grand Monadnock.

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December 2018

Easygoing Hike at Cooper Hill Community Forest

Friday, December 7,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Cooper Hill Community Forest
A group of happy hikers pauses in the woods. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike to the top of Cooper Hill in Marlborough, through land recently protected by the Monadnock Conservancy.

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