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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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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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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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