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December 2018

Christmas Bird Count in Keene

Sunday, December 16
An Eastern Bluebird dines on winterberry holly. (photo © Meade Cadot)

The Christmas Bird Count is the world’s oldest and largest biological survey and citizen science endeavor, with thousands of participants worldwide. No need to be an expert!

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January 2019

Easygoing Hike at the Indian Arrowhead Forest Preserve

Friday, January 4, 2019,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Indian Arrowhead Forest Preserve
Meade Cadot leads a winter hike on the Harris Center's Jaquith Rail Trail. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike through the Forest Society’s Indian Arrowhead Forest Preserve in Surry.

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Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Tuesday, January 22, 2019,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

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Tracking Basics

Sunday, January 27, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A line of children and their parents practice "walking like a wolf" through the snow during a Harris Center tracking program. (photo © Bill Gnade)

Have you ever wondered what mammals walk through your yard or leave scat on your stone wall? If you have, join us for this beginning workshop on mammal tracking! Perfect for families with children in elementary school.

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February 2019

Easygoing Hike through Friedsam Forest

Friday, February 1, 2019,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Friedsam Town Forest
A smiling snowshoe hiker crosses a snowy footbridge. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Rich Taylor and Lee Baker for a moderately strenuous, 2.5-mile roundtrip snowshoe hike along trails in the Friedsam Town Forest in Chesterfield.

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Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshop

Wednesday, February 6, 2019,
9:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A bobcat track in the snow. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join wildlife biologists from UNH Cooperative Extension and expert tracking instructors from White Pine Programs as they guide you through field, forest, and wetland in search of winter wildlife tracks and sign.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Winter Ecology

Thursday, February 7, 2019,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 21, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
White-throated Sparrows forage in the snow. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin to explore the many amazing adaptations animals employ to find food, keep warm, and stay alive during the winter months.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Winter Ecology

Thursday, February 14, 2019,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 21, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
White-throated Sparrows forage in the snow. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin to explore the many amazing adaptations animals employ to find food, keep warm, and stay alive during the winter months.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Saturday, February 16, 2019,
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 naturalist Susie Spikol for a slow, simple ramble around the Harris Center grounds, specially geared toward babies, toddlers, and their caregivers.

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Managing a Sugarbush for Wildlife (and Maple Syrup!)

Sunday, February 17, 2019,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Metal buckets hanging on trees to collect sap. (photo © Putneypics)

Join Matt Tarr and Steve Roberge of UNH Cooperative Extension for a visit to a local sugarbush, where we’ll discuss best management practices for both sugaring and wildlife.

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Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Tuesday, February 19, 2019,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Winter Ecology

Thursday, February 21, 2019,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 21, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
White-throated Sparrows forage in the snow. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin to explore the many amazing adaptations animals employ to find food, keep warm, and stay alive during the winter months.

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Snowshoeing Sharon Ledges

Saturday, February 23, 2019,
10:30 am
to 2:00 pm
Wapack Trail
A group of hikers snowshoe uphill along a stone wall. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Dave Butler for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile snowshoe hike on the historic Wapack Trail.

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March 2019

Easygoing Hike through the Hiroshi Land

Friday, March 1, 2019,
10:00 am
to 2:30 pm
Hiroshi Land
A group of hikers explore the Hiroshi Land in winter. (photo © Laurel Swope-Brush)

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 2-mile roundtrip hike through the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land, following Nubanusit Brook to Dinsmore Pond.

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Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Thursday, March 21, 2019,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

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Osgood Hill Hike

Saturday, March 23, 2019,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Kulish Ledges Trailhead

Join Kathy Schillemat for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile hike along a rough trail to the top of Osgood Hill, with views along the way to Spoonwood Pond and Nubanusit Lake.

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