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January 2019

The Life and Times of New Hampshire’s Fishers

Wednesday, January 23,
12:00 pm
to 1:00 pm
Peterborough Town Library
A fisher pauses in the midst of a meal. (photo © Two Wild)

If you have a soft spot for the underdog or just want to learn more about New Hampshire’s most misunderstood mustelid, join Susie Spikol for this lively lunchtime talk.

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Groundbreaking Conservation in Eastern Nepal

Saturday, January 26,
2:00 pm
to 3:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A snow leopard stares into the distance. (photo © Eric Kilby via the Flickr Creative Commons license)

Come meet Rajeev Goyal and Priyanka Bista, the leaders of one of the most ambitious conservation projects in the world. Their "vertical university" of protected lands and learning centers in eastern Nepal protects iconic wildlife and plants -- including snow leopards, dolphins, and red pandas -- across a range of elevations.

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February 2019

Environmental Studies Institute: Winter Ecology

Thursday, February 7,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 21, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
White-throated Sparrows forage in the snow. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin to explore the many amazing adaptations animals employ to find food, keep warm, and stay alive during the winter months.

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The Prickly Truth of Porcupine Courtship

Saturday, February 9,
11:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Nelson Town Hall
A woodcut illustration of a porcupine. (artwork © Kim Cunningham)

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a lively discussion on the unusual courtship habits of the North American porcupine. Get in the Valentine’s Day mood early by learning how male porcupines dance their way into the hearts of their mates!

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Nature on Tap: Owl L’Amour

Wednesday, February 13,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Hancock Inn
Nature on Tap logo

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with naturalist Susie Spikol and this light-hearted happy hour talk on owl courtship. Find out how Barred Owls woo, and learn what all that wild hooting is about in the woods!

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Environmental Studies Institute: Winter Ecology

Thursday, February 14,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 21, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
White-throated Sparrows forage in the snow. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin to explore the many amazing adaptations animals employ to find food, keep warm, and stay alive during the winter months.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Winter Ecology

Thursday, February 21,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 21, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
White-throated Sparrows forage in the snow. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin to explore the many amazing adaptations animals employ to find food, keep warm, and stay alive during the winter months.

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March 2019

2nd Annual Norway Pond Symposium

Saturday, March 2,
8:30 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An aerial view of Norway Pond, Hancock, and Mount Monadnock. (photo © LandVest)

Join us for a day of talks highlighting recent research on the ecology of Norway Pond in Hancock. Topics will include the historical record of human activity and environmental change revealed by pond sediments and tree coresand water quality.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Owls of New Hampshire

Monday, March 4,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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“My Life as a Turkey” Film and Talk

Thursday, March 14,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Hancock Town Library
A man crouches with a Wild Turkey perched on his head. (photo © PBS Nature)

This charming, award-winning documentary provides a rare glimpse into how these curious, intelligent wild birds see the world. Following the film, NHFG biologist Mark Ellingwood will be on hand to "talk turkey."

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Tasting the Grade: A Guide to Maple Syrup

Thursday, March 21,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Four glass containers, each containing a different grade of maple syrup. (photo © protogarrett via the Flickr Creative Commons license)

Join Steve Roberge for a maple syrup tasting in celebration of sugaring season. Steve will serve as our “sommelier” for the evening, guiding us through the various grades from very dark to amber.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Keene

Friday, March 22,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Harrisville

Sunday, March 24,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
Harrisville Town Hall

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Hancock

Saturday, March 30,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

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