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Nocturnal Nature: Moths by Moonlight

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

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

Nocturnal Nature: Full Moon Hike

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.

Nocturnal Nature: Perseids Meteor Shower and Greek Star Tales

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

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...

Nocturnal Nature: Listening to Bird Migration

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

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.

Forest Bathing by Moonlight

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

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

Forest Bathing by Moonlight

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

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

Forest Bathing by Moonlight

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

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

Frogs by Flashlight

NOTE: This program has been POSTPONED.

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

Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

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

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.

Stories in the Stars

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH
Note: This program has been POSTPONED due to cloudy skies.

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.

Shining a Light on Light Pollution

How we light our homes, towns, and cities impacts everything from fireflies and luna moths to songbirds, owls, mammals, and even our own health. Join Susan Harder of the International Dark Sky Association for a presentation on the ecological and human health impacts of light pollution -- including ways you can make a difference.

Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

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Help keep track of Keene's most charismatic endangered bird by joining us for a virtual "Project Nighthawk" volunteer training!

Moth Lighting with The Caterpillar Lab

Hancock Hancock, NH

Join The Caterpillar Lab for an evening of moth lighting! Bring your curiosity, and prepare to be amazed by the diversity, size, and beauty of our local nocturnal insects.

Moonrise Ramble for Families

Fremont Field 100 Old Jaffrey Road, Peterborough, NH

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.

Full Moon Owl Prowl in Keene

Robin Hood Park Reservoir Street, Keene, NH

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!

Full Moon Owl Prowl in Hancock

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED to March 24.

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!