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December 2021

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Keene

Thursday, December 9,
9:30 am
to 10:30 am
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.
Keene
A mother and her baby smile on a Harris Center outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join educator Liza Lowe for monthly family-friendly explorations in and around the green spaces of Keene. Tune into the changing seasons with your little ones, and enjoy the company of other families that like to be outside.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Peterborough

Tuesday, December 14,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Shieling Forest
A line of children and their parents practice "walking like a wolf" through the snow during a Harris Center tracking program. (photo © Bill Gnade)

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol on the second Tuesday of each month to wander trails and meadows in search of wild finds.

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48th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Hancock, Peterborough, and Surrounding Towns

Saturday, December 18
Hancock, Peterborough and Surrounding Towns

Begun locally in 1973, 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 2022

Partridge Woods Exploration

Saturday, January 8, 2022,
9:30 am
to 2:30 pm
Partridge Woods

Join Kathy Schillemat and Ben Haubrich for a strenuous 6-mile hike through the trails of Partridge Woods, with views of Nelson village, Mount Monadnock, and Nubanusit Lake.

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Winter Tree Identification Walk

Saturday, January 22, 2022,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Maple buds. (photo © David Joyce via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Mike Gagnon, forestry field specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension, for a relaxed winter tree ID walk. We’ll focus on branching, buds, and bark while the leaves are off the trees — and discuss the trees we encounter from both an ecological and economic perspective.

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The Science of Saw-whet Owls

Wednesday, January 26, 2022,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A person's hand holding a saw-whet owl. (photo © Elizabeth Nicodemus via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Sean Beckett of the North Branch Nature Center— where researchers have captured and tagged over 600 migrating saw-whet owls in the last seven years — to discover what scientists are learning about the natural history and ecology of this adorable species.

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February 2022

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Wednesday, February 2, 2022,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A toddler walks like a deer on a snowy morning in the woods. (photo © Bill Gnade)

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol to wander trails, meadows, and the nooks and crannies of the Harris Center grounds in search of wild finds.

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Shattuck Winter Wander

Saturday, February 5, 2022,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
Shattuck Golf Course
Harris Center naturalist Jaime Hutchinson leads a winter tracking expedition on the Harris Center grounds. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists Jaime Hutchinson and Karen Rent for a winter wander along the wild edges of the Shattuck golf course. We'll listen for winter birds, search for animal tracks and sign, and more.

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Winter Outing to the Crotched Mountain Bowl

Sunday, February 13, 2022,
1:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
Crotched Mountain Town Forest
Hikers head out for a winter adventure. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Dave Butler and Ben Haubrich for a moderately strenuous, 4-mile snowshoe hike or ski on the rolling terrain of Crotched Mountain.

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Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Wednesday, February 16, 2022,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
British soldier lichen, growing through a crack in a piece of old wood. (photo © Doug Focht via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join the Morel Quandary Club to look for polypores, slime molds, and shelf fungi, and get into likin’ lichen.

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Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 19, 2022,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Evening Grosbeaks on a platform bird feeder. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Every February, people around the world count birds in their neighborhoods as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Join the fun by counting at the Harris Center bird feeders with avid birders Steven Lamonde and Eric Masterson. Beginning birders welcome!

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March 2022

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Wednesday, March 2, 2022,
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)

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol to wander trails, meadows, and the nooks and crannies of the Harris Center grounds in search of wild finds.

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Hike to Stoddard Rocks

Saturday, March 5, 2022,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Stoddard

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for a moderately strenuous, 5-mile hike on trails and woods roads to scenic Stoddard Rocks above Pioneer Lake.

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Moonrise Ramble for Families

Thursday, March 17, 2022,
6:00 pm
to 7:15 pm
Fremont Field
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Enjoy the moonrise, sunset, and early signs of spring at Fremont Field in Peterborough with Harris Center teacher-naturalist Janet Altobello. We’ll rove around fields, wetlands, and forest observing changes in the land and air as the day turns to dusk.

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Full Moon Owl Prowl in Keene

Friday, March 18, 2022,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Robin Hood Park
A portrait of a Barred Owl. (photo © Philip Brown via unsplash)

Join Harris Center naturalist Jenna Spear for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

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Full Moon Owl Prowl in Hancock

Saturday, March 19, 2022,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Barred Owl perched on a branch. (photo © Philip Brown via Unsplash)

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

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38th Annual Waterfowl Safari Along the Connecticut River

Sunday, March 20, 2022,
8:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Connecticut River
Hooded Mergansers on Nubanusit Brook. (photo © Tom Momeyer)

The spring bird migration begins in March as waterfowl move north through along the Connecticut River. We’ll caravan to the best birding spots, with a little easy walking as needed, in hopes of seeing the spectacle.

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Following in the Footsteps of John Kulish to Bacon Ledges and Trout Pond

Saturday, March 26, 2022,
9:30 am
to 3:00 pm
Stoddard
A line of hikers walks through a clearing in the woods. (photo © Dave Butler)

Join Stan Smith and Vic Starzynski for a 5-mile hike on trails to Bacon Ledges and Trout Pond, through land conserved by the Forest Society.

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