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August 2021

Mountain as Muse: The Artists Who Painted Mount Monadnock

Wednesday, August 11,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Mount Monadnock by Abbott Thayer (image © Corcoran Gallery of Art via the Wikimedia Commons)

Hundreds of artists have depicted Mount Monadnock in all seasons, from all angles, in a variety of styles. Join Alan Rumrill, historian and director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, for an online talk highlighting some of their paintings and stories.

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Raptors of the Monadnock Region: What We’re Learning

Wednesday, August 25,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A Broad-winged Hawk in flight, as viewed from above. (photo © raven.digital)

Join Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory coordinator Phil Brown for a virtual exploration of the Monadnock Region's raptors.

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September 2021

Hawk Talk: Fall Raptor Migration

Wednesday, September 8,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A Red-shouldered Hawk in flight. (photo © Diana Robinson)

Join Phil Brown for a look at the upcoming hawk migration season and the migration spectacle that can be viewed from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. You’ll be well prepared for peak migration after this evening of stories and stunning raptor images.

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October 2021

Butterfly Monitoring in the Granite State

Tuesday, October 5,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A fritillary and a swallowtail share space on a coneflower in the Harris Center's pollinator garden. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join NH Fish and Game biologist Heidi Holman for an introduction to New Hampshire's butterflies and butterfly monitoring efforts — including a new butterfly count planned for the SuperSanctuary in the summer of 2022.

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Book Launch: “A Deep Presence” by Dr. Robert Goodby

Monday, October 11,
6:00 pm
to 7:30 pm
Historical Society of Cheshire County

Join archeologist Bob Goodby for the launch of his new book "A Deep Presence" — which draws on archaeology, written history, and the living traditions of today’s Abenaki people to tell the remarkable story of Native Americans in the Monadnock Region.

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Nevermore! The Stories of Crows and Ravens

Thursday, October 28,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
A raven flying above a graveyard on a full-moon night. (photo © Jeanne Masar via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Phil Brown and Susie Spikol for a talk on the life, times, and folklore of crows and ravens. This dynamic blend of natural history and mythology will leave you with new admiration for these highly intelligent birds — just in time for their Halloween spotlight.

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