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September 2018

Raptor Migration in NH: What the Numbers Tell Us

Tuesday, September 18,
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 Pack Monadnock Hawk Watch Coordinator Phil Brown for a talk about hawkwatching in New Hampshire, raptor identification, and the natural history of commonly-seen hawk species.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Natural History of Autumn

Thursday, September 20,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 11, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education

From bird migration to brilliant fall color, this course will reveal the natural history behind autumn’s seasonal changes.

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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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Pack Monadnock Raptor Release

Saturday, 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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Environmental Studies Institute: Wildflower Wanderings

Monday, September 24,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until Monday, September 24, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Goldenrod in September. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join naturalist and native plant enthusiast Polly Pattison for two mornings of botanizing. Feast your eyes on nature’s autumnal blooms, and get your fill of wildflowers before winter sets in!

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Shinrin Yoku / Forest Bathing

Monday, September 24,
12:00 pm
to 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, October 1, 2018

Shieling Forest
Fallen leaves rest on a wooden boardwalk in the woods. (photo © Lee Sullivan)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, outdoor meditation, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "forest bathing" lunch break will help you catch your breath, slow down, and find solace in nature.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Natural History of Autumn

Thursday, September 27,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

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

Harris Center for Conservation Education

From bird migration to brilliant fall color, this course will reveal the natural history behind autumn’s seasonal changes.

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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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Gilgamesh: A Retelling of an Ancient Tale

Friday, September 28,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group of people tells stories around a campfire. (photo © Ville Miettinen)

Join master storyteller Sebastian Lockwood as we gather around the campfire for a new telling of the 4,000-year-old epic, Gilgamesh – a Mesopotamian myth filled with adventure, friendship, loyalty, and even a monster.

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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

Shinrin Yoku / Forest Bathing

Monday, October 1,
12:00 pm
to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, October 1, 2018

Shieling Forest
Fallen leaves rest on a wooden boardwalk in the woods. (photo © Lee Sullivan)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, outdoor meditation, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "forest bathing" lunch break will help you catch your breath, slow down, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Natural History of Autumn

Thursday, October 4,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

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

Harris Center for Conservation Education

From bird migration to brilliant fall color, this course will reveal the natural history behind autumn’s seasonal changes.

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Easygoing Paddle on Ashuelot Pond

Friday, October 5,
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Ashuelot Pond

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a paddle on scenic Ashuelot Pond in Washington.

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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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Environmental Studies Institute: Natural History of Autumn

Thursday, October 11,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

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

Harris Center for Conservation Education

From bird migration to brilliant fall color, this course will reveal the natural history behind autumn’s seasonal changes.

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“Big Sit” Migration Watch at Pack Monadnock

Saturday, October 13,
8:00 am
to 4:00 pm
Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory
A young man peers through binoculars. (photo © gerlos via the Flickr Creative Commons)

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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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

Plovers, Knots, and Spoonies: Shorebird Success Stories from the Field

Thursday, November 1,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Hancock Town Library
Common Terns rest on a boulder in Spoffod Lake. (photo © Eric Masterson)

Join Scott Hecker, Director of Bird Conservation for the International Conservation Fund of Canada, for a talk about ICFC's work to protect Piping Plovers, Red Knots, Spoon-billed Sandpipers and more on their wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere.

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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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