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June 2018

Nocturnal Nature: Moths by Moonlight

Saturday, June 30, 2018,
8:00 pm
to 11:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
One-Eyed Sphinx Moth (photo © The Caterpillar Lab)

Join us for this very special glimpse into the world of New England’s nocturnal insects, led by knowledgeable naturalists from The Caterpillar Lab.

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July 2018

Nocturnal Nature: Full Moon Hike

Thursday, July 26, 2018,
9:00 pm
to 10:30 pm
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join us as we slip outside under July’s Buck Moon and quietly ramble to Juggernaut Pond. Along the way, we’ll listen for owls, ponder porcupines, and see the moonlight glisten on this beautiful, undisturbed pond.

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August 2018

Nocturnal Nature: Perseids Meteor Shower and Greek Star Tales

Thursday, August 9, 2018,
10:00 pm
to 11:59 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An engraving by Camille Flammarion depicting the night sky, ca. 1888.

Join naturalist, writer, and classics scholar Henry Walters for a late-night stargazing adventure at the Harris Center. We’ll look at summer constellations, hear some of the mythology surrounding these stellar characters, and scan the night sky for shooting stars...

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September 2018

Nocturnal Nature: Listening to Bird Migration

Thursday, September 13, 2018,
7:00 pm
to 8:15 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Snow geese migrating across a moonlit sky. (photo © Dagmar Collins)

For the last several years, Eric Masterson has been operating a nocturnal flight call station from his yard in Hancock, recording and analyzing the calls of migrating birds as they pass unseen overhead. Join him to learn about this fascinating and little-known window into bird migration.

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January 2019

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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February 2019

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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March 2019

Environmental Studies Institute: Owls of New Hampshire

Monday, March 4, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 11, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Barred Owl. (photo © Vivienne Strauss)

Join biologist Hillary Siener for this short course on the anatomy, behavior, identification, conservation, and life history of New Hampshire’s owls.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Owls of New Hampshire

Monday, March 11, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 11, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Barred Owl. (photo © Vivienne Strauss)

Join biologist Hillary Siener for this short course on the anatomy, behavior, identification, conservation, and life history of New Hampshire’s owls.

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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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July 2019

Frogs by Flashlight

Sunday, July 14, 2019,
8:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
NOTE: This program has been POSTPONED.
Hands hold a bullfrog. (photo © Ben Conant)

Pull on your rubber boots, grab your flashlight, and join us to discover who's who in the summer frog serenade!

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January 2020

Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

Friday, January 17,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga for a peaceful, moonlit ramble. Taking our cue from the Japanese Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) practice, we’ll open our senses through gentle yoga poses, deep breathing, “coyote walking,” and quiet reflection.

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Stories in the Stars

Friday, January 24,
8:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Note: This program has been POSTPONED due to cloudy skies.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An engraving by Camille Flammarion depicting the night sky, ca. 1888.

The winter night sky is filled with brilliant stars and legendary constellations. Get to know some of them during an evening of stargazing and storytelling with astronomy buff Victory Novotny and constellation mythology fan Susie Spikol.

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February 2020

Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

Thursday, February 6,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga for a peaceful, moonlit ramble. Taking our cue from the Japanese Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) practice, we’ll open our senses through gentle yoga poses, deep breathing, “coyote walking,” and quiet reflection.

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March 2020

Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

Thursday, March 12,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga for a peaceful, moonlit ramble. Taking our cue from the Japanese Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) practice, we’ll open our senses through gentle yoga poses, deep breathing, “coyote walking,” and quiet reflection.

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Harris Center Classic: “Owl Moon” Owl Prowl

Friday, March 13,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A portrait of a Barred Owl. (photo © Philip Brown via unsplash)

Come hoot it up on this full moon adventure for families and children of all ages!

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