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Field Foray with the SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Join the SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club as we search for crescents, blues, sulfurs, and other butterflies – and learn to identify them by their field marks, flight patterns, and behavior.

Easygoing Hike to Thacher Memorial Forest and Juggernaut Pond

Thacher Memorial Forest Hancock, NH

Join Susie Spikol and Jeremy Wilson on this gentle, 2-mile+ loop hike, where we'll take our time to savor the sights and sounds of the summer woods, explore both natural and cultural history, and visit some giant white pines.

Birding the Heald Tract

Heald Tract 154-134 Heald Rd, Wilton, NH, United States
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST.

Join avid birders Gail and Gerry Coffey for a 2-mile hike through a variety of habitats that are home to many breeding birds at the Forest Society’s Heald Tract in Wilton.

Celebratory Paddle at Robb Reservoir

Robb Reservoir Keene-Concord Road, Stoddard, NH, United States
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST.

Join Phil Brown, Alan Rumrill, and Geri Bailey for a leisurely paddle through one of the most diverse ecosystems in New England, where we'll look for eagles, turtles, and herons – and discuss the remarkable history of the 1,750-acre Robb Reservoir reservation.

Hike to Mount Wantastiquet and Indian Pond

Madame Sherri Forest Chesterfield, NH, United States

Join Brian Bishoff and Betsy Marshall for a hike through the Forest Society’s Madame Sherri Forest to Mount Wantastiquet, with excellent views of the Connecticut River Valley.

Turtle Time

MacDowell Lake 75 Wilder Street, Peterborough, NH, United States
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Join Matt Patterson, illustrator of the award-winning books "The Book of Turtles" and "Of Time and Turtles," on a slow meander in search of nests, basking sites, and other turtle finds. Perfect for elementary school-aged children and their families.

Babies in Backpacks & Toddlers in Tow at Ashuelot River Park

Ashuelot River Park West Street, Keene, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a morning ramble with your young children! Together, we’ll search for everyday magic like caterpillars, butterflies, salamanders, and more.

Biodiversity in the SuperSanctuary: iNaturalist Field Training & Mini BioBlitz

Eastview Trail Hancock Road, Harrisville, NH, United States

Join ecologist Nate Marchessault for a hands-on introduction to iNaturalist. We'll start with group instruction on how to collect and submit natural history observations via the iNaturalist app, then venture out to document as many species as possible along the Eastview and North Pond Trails!

Paddling for Loons at Lake Skatutakee

Lake Skatutakee Harrisville, NH
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST.

Have you ever wondered what loons are saying with those eerie calls in the night, or why loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs? Join Jaden Brutsman of the Loon Preservation Committee and Harris Center ecologist Brett Amy Thelen to learn the answers to these questions and more!

SuperSanctuary Butterfly Count

Harris Center & local field sites 83 King's Highway, Hancock

Join the SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club as we survey local meadows, woodlands, and wetland edges for coppers, crescents, skippers, swallowtails, fritillaries, and other beautiful butterflies! The data we collect will be submitted to both the North American Butterfly Association and the NH Butterfly Monitoring Network.

Family Ponding Adventure

Norway Pond Hancock, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a pondlife safari on the shores of Norway Pond. Wild treasures await!

Kids Count for Wildlife: Monarchs and Milkweed Survey

Peterborough Peterborough, NH, United States

If you love monarch butterflies and want to help scientists find out more about these remarkable insects, here’s your chance! Spend a morning with a team of Harris Center naturalists as we count monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies for science.

Monitoring for Monarchs

Peterborough Peterborough, NH, United States

Take part in the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz by joining Harris Center ecologists Brett Amy Thelen and Nate Marchessault to survey for monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies in a local milkweed patch. No experience necessary!

LGBTQ+ Community Hike on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Hunter Kirschner (he/they), Audrey Dunn (she/her), and Richard Doherty (he/him) to explore the sights and sounds of summer on an LGBTQ+ community hike along the 1.9-mile Hiroshi Loop Trail.

Hike to Eagle Rock and South Outlook on Beech Hill

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States

Explore the history of Beech Hill and hear about exciting plans for the future of this special property on a 2.5-mile loop hike with Jeremy Wilson and Nikko Gagnon.

Lead Mine Road Ramble

Nelson Nelson, NH, United States

Join Jeremy Wilson and Brett Amy Thelen for a relaxed, 3.2-mile ramble along one of the SuperSanctuary's most scenic country roads — and to learn some of the remarkable conservation history of the protected lands surrounding Lead Mine Road, Center Pond, and Silver Lake, which total hundreds of acres in all.

Hiking the Skatutakee-Thumb Loop

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Lace up your hiking boots and join Harris Center naturalist Nikko Gagnon to trek to the top of Skatutakee Mountain, and saunter over the saddle to Thumb. The perfect Sunday outing for those with adventure in their heart and pep in their step!

Easygoing Hike to High Five Reservation and Wilson Hill

High Five Reservation Sky Farm Road, Deering, NH, United States

Join avid hikers Ben Haubrich and Phil Brown for an easygoing, 1.3-mile hike at the Forest Society’s High Five Reservation, with great views from Wilson Hill.

Babies in Backpacks & Toddlers in Tow at MacDowell Lake

MacDowell Lake 75 Wilder Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a morning ramble with your young children! Together, we’ll search for everyday magic like caterpillars, butterflies, salamanders, and more.

Rock Hounders Family Rock Club: Beryl Mountain

Beryl Mountain Acworth, NH, United States
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST.

Calling all rock hounds! Join naturalists Susie Spikol and Julie Brown for a rockin’ adventure in search of mica, feldspar, quartz, beryl, and other geological treasures at Beryl Mountain, a former pegmatite mine in Acworth.

Kestrels Young Birders Club: Nighthawk Migration Watch

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States

Join Phil Brown and Susie Spikol for a look up at the remarkable evening migration of Common Nighthawks. If it's an average night, we should get good looks at a handful of these acrobatic flyers. If it's better than average, we just might see hundreds of nighthawks foraging in giant flocks.

Birding for All: Birding the Nighthawk Migration

Stone Arch Village 831 Court Street, Keene, NH, United States

Nighthawks are among the last migrants to arrive each spring and the earliest to depart each “fall,” with southbound migration peaking in late August. Join nighthawk enthusiasts Cliff Seifer and Brett Amy Thelen to search for the spectacle!