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July 2019

Norway Pond Series: Pond Life Exploration

Wednesday, July 24, 2019,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Norway Pond
A group of children hold kitchen strainers and peer into plastic bins to look at aquatic wildlife gathered from a nearby pond. (photo © Ben Conant)

Come explore the edges of Norway Pond with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol! Using long-handled dip nets, kitchen strainers, and buckets, we’ll search for dragonfly nymphs, whirligig beetles, and caddisfly larva.

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Norway Pond Series: Sunset Paddle

Friday, July 26, 2019,
8:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Norway Pond

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a leisurely sunset paddle around Norway Pond, where we’ll search for signs of beavers, birds, and turtles.

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August 2019

Norway Pond Series: Birding by Boat

Friday, August 16, 2019,
8:00 am
to 9:30 am
Norway Pond
KSC conservation interns Lauren Peyser (left) and Audrey Kaiser (right) paddle with KSC faculty supervisor Karen Seaver (middle) to Harris Center-protected land on the shoreline of Nubanusit Lake.

Join master birder Phil Brown for an early morning paddle in search of feathered friends on Norway Pond.

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Norway Pond Series: Old Home Day Paddle Party

Sunday, August 18, 2019,
11:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Norway Pond
A canoe floats on Norway Pond in Hancock, with the town church and barn in the background. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Come start a new tradition with a late morning paddle around Hancock’s town gem! We’ll circumnavigate the pond, glimpsing back toward the hustle and bustle of Hancock’s Old Home Day as well as the church steeple and its beautiful arching barn.

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Norway Pond Series: Forest Ramble to the Norway Pond Peninsula

Monday, August 19, 2019,
4:00 pm
to 5:30 pm
Hancock Depot

Join Jeremy Wilson for this 1.5-mile exploration of the forests surrounding Norway Pond, drawing on information from a tree-ring study that described how those forests have been shaped by events in Hancock’s history.

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June 2020

Paddling for Eagles

Thursday, June 25,
11:00 am
to 12:30 pm
Four people -- in two canoes -- paddle across Lake Nubanusit, on their way to Spoonwood Pond. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Harris Center director Jeremy Wilson and ecologist Brett Amy Thelen for a paddle on Nubanusit Lake to look for loons and nesting Bald Eagles. Hear about the work the Harris Center has done to protect the shorelines of Nubanusit and nearby Spoonwood Pond, and learn about the history of nesting eagles on this lake.

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