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September 2019

Raptor Migration in NH: What the Numbers Tell Us

Monday, September 16,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A kettle of Broad-winged Hawks against the backdrop of a bluebird sky. (photo © Billtacular via Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Phil Brown for a talk about hawkwatching in New Hampshire and the natural history of commonly-seen raptors.

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Surveying for Salamanders

Friday, September 20,
3:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join Brett Amy Thelen for an afternoon of monitoring our redbacked salamander research plots. We’ll start with a brief introduction to redbacked salamander ecology and to our study methods, then head into the woods to survey for salamanders. No experience necessary!

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Pack Monadnock Raptor Release Day

Sunday, September 22,
3:00 pm
to 4:30 pm
Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory
Eric Masterson releases a rehabilitated hawk. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join us for the special send-off of a rehabilitated migratory bird of prey! This annual event is timed to coincide with the peak of the Broad-winged Hawk migration, so bring your binoculars and hope to witness a spectacle.

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Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Monday, September 23,
11:30 am
to 12:45 pm
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One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

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Motus: A Revolution in Migration Research

Thursday, September 26,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Learn about an amazing new research network that is revolutionizing the study of animal migration by tracking the movements of small birds, bats, and even dragonflies who have been fitted with tiny radio transmitters.

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Source to Sea Cleanup

Friday, September 27 to Saturday, September 28
Keene
A volunteer participates in the Source to Sea Cleanup. (photo © Connecticut River Conservancy)

Make a difference for our local rivers during the Connecticut River Conservancy’s annual Source to Sea Cleanup! In the Monadnock Region, we’ll focus on Beaver Brook and the Ashuelot River in Keene and Swanzey.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Friday, September 27,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A baby and a toddler enjoy some outside time. (photo © Ben Conant)

On this gentle walk, which is specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, we’ll meander and look for what treasures the natural world has to offer.

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Medicinal Plant Walk and Herbal Tea Making

Saturday, September 28,
9:00 am
to 11:30 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Herbalist Brenna Morris stands in a bank of ferns. (photo courtesy Brenna Morris)

Join herbalist Brenna Morris, founder of Luna’s Herbal Botanical Cultivations, to learn how to mindfully harness the medicine inherent in plants.

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October 2019

Easygoing Hike to Silver Mountain

Friday, October 4,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 1.5-mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Silver Mountain in Lempster.

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Stream Restoration Walk at Thompson Brook

Monday, October 7,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Surry Town Hall
A photo of Brook Trout swimming. (photo © USFWS)

Join us for a special field trip to a stream restoration site on Thompson Brook in Surry, where we’ll see “before and after” photos, hear from project partners, and get an up-close look at the newly restored stream.

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 9,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

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“Big Sit” Migration Watch at Pack Monadnock

Saturday, October 12,
8:00 am
to 4:00 pm
Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory

Join fellow birders and hawk watchers for the annual “Big Sit” event - a tally of all bird species as viewed from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Come for an hour or stay the whole day, and lend your eyes to the skies!

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Hiking Conserved Land in Francestown

Sunday, October 13,
1:00 pm
to 4:00 pm

Join Dave Butler and Ben Haubrich for a 3-mile roundtrip hike on conservation land in Francestown. We’ll make our way through Rand Brook Forest to the Aaron Draper farm site, passing a hayfield with views of the Lyndeborough Hills on the way.

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 16,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

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Monadnock Region Geology Hike

Saturday, October 19,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm

Join Frederick Rogers, Geology Professor at Franklin Pierce University, for a moderately strenuous hike exploring the Monadnock Region's geologic history.

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 23,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

Learn more »

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Friday, October 25,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Hiroshi Land

On this gentle walk, which is specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, we’ll meander and look for what treasures the natural world has to offer.

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Harris Center Classic: Jefts Cemetery by Dark

Friday, October 25,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Pitcher Mountain

Join local history buff Eric Aldrich and ghost story enthusiast Susie Spikol for a favorite Harris Center hike to a remote cemetery in Stoddard’s Andorra Forest. Come learn about the lives of those who once lived here and spend time in the graveyard hearing some good old-fashioned ghost tales, just in time for Halloween...

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Live Birds of Prey with Raptor Rehabilitator Tom Ricardi

Saturday, October 26
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Raptor rehabilitator Tom Ricardi holds a peregrine falcon. (photo © Flickr user "Kathy" via the Creative Commons)

Join raptor rehabilitator Tom Ricardi as he shares stories of his inspiring work and introduces us to eight live raptors!

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Young Birders Club: Raptors Over Pack Monadnock

Saturday, October 26,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory
Harris Center teacher-naturalist Susie Spikol and a budding naturalist from Pierce Elementary School point to birds during a hawkwatching outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all young birders! Join Hawk Watch Coordinator Phil Brown and others to search for migrating birds of prey, including the elusive and exciting Northern Goshawks and Golden Eagles that Pack Monadnock is famous for in late October.

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Harris Center Classic: Great Meadow Paddle

Saturday, October 26,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Great Meadow
Kayakers paddle at the outlet of the Great Meadow in Harrisville. (photo © Nelson Trails Group)

Join Kathy Schillemat and Al Stoops for a Harris Center favorite: an autumn paddle from Nelson into Harrisville through beautiful Great Meadow.

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Harris Center Big Year of Birding: Otter Brook Farm

Sunday, October 27,
8:00 am
to 11:00 am
Otter Brook Farm
A group searches for birds -- with binoculars raised -- during a spring birding outing with the Harris Center. (photo © Ben Conant)

Celebrate 50 years of land protection and environmental education by spending the year cataloguing all the birds that now make the SuperSanctuary their home. We’ll start off with an excursion to Otter Brook Farm in Peterborough, one of the Harris Center’s more than 100 conservation easements.

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Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Monday, October 28,
11:30 am
to 12:45 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

November 2019

Easygoing Hike to Seven Falls

Friday, November 1,
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Seven Falls

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile roundtrip hike on old roads to Seven Falls in Swanzey.

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Following in the Footsteps of John Kulish on Willard and Robb Mountains

Saturday, November 2,
9:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Stoddard

Join Stan Smith and Vic Starzynski for a rugged hike through one of John Kulish's favorite haunts.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Saturday, November 2,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Fremont Field
A mother and her baby smile on a Harris Center outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

On this gentle walk, which is specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, we’ll meander and look for what treasures the natural world has to offer.

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Reading (and Walking) the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels

Saturday, November 9
Tom Wessels.

Join noted ecologist, naturalist, and author Tom Wessels for a walk through the Harris Center woods. Seeing the forest through Tom’s eyes may change how you look at our landscape forever.

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Harris Center Big Year of Birding: Waterfowl Migration

Sunday, November 10,
8:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Hooded Merganser swims through the water. (photo © Chris Paquette)

Celebrate 50 years of land protection and environmental education by spending the year cataloguing all the birds that now make the SuperSanctuary their home. This second trip in the Big Year series will focus on birding the area’s lakes and ponds for late-migrating waterfowl.

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Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Tuesday, November 12,
7:00 pm
to 8:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

Young Birders Club: Birding Plum Island

Saturday, November 23,
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm
A boy peers through binoculars. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Phil Brown and Susie Spikol for an exciting day on Plum Island, one of the best birding areas in the Northeast.

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