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May 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: The Biology & Inspiration of Birdsong

Tuesday, May 11, 2021,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Zoom
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join us for a four-week exploration of the biology of birdsong, and how bird music has inspired humans throughout time. Discover how and why birds sing, and how writers, poets, and musicians have translated birdsong into art.

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Humans and Nature in the Monadnock Region: The First 12,000 Years

Friday, May 14, 2021
Zoom

Spend an evening with renowned archaeologist Dr. Bob Goodby as he shares what local archaeological finds have revealed about settlement patterns, seasonal movements, technology, and responses to climate change in the Monadnock Region over the last 12,000 years. This special presentation is offered by invitation only to current Harris Center supporters.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 17, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

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Pollinators We Love to Hate

Wednesday, May 19, 2021,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
A mosquito on a purple flower. (photo © Flickr user "Andrew_ww" via the Creative Commons)

Join Harris Center naturalist and entomologist Jenna Spear to find out what there is to love about mosquitoes, black flies, Japanese beetles, and more!

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The Lazy Lawnmower: A Simple Way to Help Native Bees

Thursday, May 20, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Dr. Susannah Lerman mows a suburban lawn as part of her "lazy lawnmower" pollinator research. (photo © UMASS Amherst)

Join Dr. Susannah Lerman to learn how a “lazy lawnmower” approach to maintaining your yard can help restore habitat for bees and other pollinators.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 24, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

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Cyanobacteria 101

Tuesday, May 25, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A bright green cyanobacteria bloom. (photo © NH DES)

Join Dr. Amanda McQuaid for an introduction to cyanobacteria in New Hampshire lakes and ponds. We'll cover what cyanobacteria is, why it matters, how to recognize it, when to be concerned — and when not to be!

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Firefly Watch with Mass Audubon

Wednesday, May 26, 2021,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
Fireflies alight. (photo © Fred Huang via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join staff from Mass Audubon's Firefly Watch to learn how and why fireflies light up, how to identify them by their flash patterns, and how they can help inform us about a wide array of environmental issues.

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New Hampshire’s Loons

Thursday, May 27, 2021,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
A fuzzy loon chick nestles up to its parent. (photo © Kittie Wilson)

Join the Loon Preservation Committee to learn about the biology, life history, and challenges facing loons — as well as ways you can help loons thrive on New Hampshire lakes.

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June 2021

Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

Thursday, June 3, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A Common Nighthawk, silhouetted against the twilight sky. (photo © Kenneth Cole Schneider)

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

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Living Light: Fireflies, Light Pollution & What You Can Do To Help

Tuesday, June 8, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
An evening meadow with fireflies.

Join entomologist Avalon C.S. Owens to learn how light pollution affects fireflies — along with some simple solutions for ensuring that our lights don't interfere with their unique bioluminescent signals.

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Vermont’s Wild Bee Survey: What New Hampshire Can Learn

Thursday, June 10, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
NOTE: This program has been POSTPONED.
Zoom
A bumble bee on a flower. (photo © Dennis Thompson)

Join conservation biologist Kent McFarland to learn about the Vermont Wild Bee Survey, which is collecting data on the population status, habitat needs, and conservation of these essential invertebrates.

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July 2021

Cyanobacteria: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, July 28, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A bright green cyanobacteria bloom. (photo © Jimmy Symons via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Harris Center staff ecologist Karen Seaver for an informative discussion on the natural history of blue-green algae in our local lakes and ponds. Learn why cyanobacteria can be a health concern, how to recognize its blooms, and what to do if you suspect a problem.

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August 2021

Mountain as Muse: The Artists Who Painted Mount Monadnock

Wednesday, August 11, 2021,
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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September 2021

Hawk Talk: Fall Raptor Migration

Wednesday, September 8, 2021,
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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Environmental Studies Institute: An Exploration of the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, September 23, 2021,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 14, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Dr. Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of the Monadnock Region.

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Environmental Studies Institute: An Exploration of the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, September 30, 2021,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 14, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Dr. Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of the Monadnock Region.

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October 2021

Butterfly Monitoring in the Granite State

Tuesday, October 5, 2021,
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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Environmental Studies Institute: An Exploration of the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, October 7, 2021,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 14, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Dr. Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of the Monadnock Region.

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

Monday, October 11, 2021,
6:00 pm
to 7:30 pm
Zoom

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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Environmental Studies Institute: An Exploration of the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, October 14, 2021,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 14, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Dr. Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of the Monadnock Region.

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Bats of New Hampshire

Wednesday, October 27, 2021,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom

Join Sandra Houghton and Haley Andreozzi, coordinators of the NH Bat Counts program, to learn about the natural history and conservation of bats in the Granite State. Let bats into your heart this Halloween season with this bat-tastic program!

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Nevermore! The Stories of Crows and Ravens

Thursday, October 28, 2021,
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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November 2021

Conservation Around the Globe

Tuesday, November 16, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Rhinoceros seen in Tanzania during a trip with the Katie Adamson Consrevation Fund. (photo © Katie Adamson Conservation Fund)

Join Dave Johnson of the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund for an introduction to wildlife conservation efforts — and opportunities for travelers to make conservation connections — well beyond the borders of the Monadnock Region.

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Nature on Tap: A Life with Raptors

Wednesday, November 17, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Post & Beam Brewing
Nature on Tap logo, featuring a leaf in a mug of beer

Join Chris Martin, raptor biologist and co-host of  NHPR’s "Something Wild," for a happy hour talk on his adventures with birds of prey. Learn how he got his start, and hear him recount some of his most spectacular experiences and close calls. Drinks on you, stories on us!

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Birdability: Because Birding is for Everybody…and Every Body

Thursday, November 18, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A group of people, some in wheelchairs, holding binoculars. (photo © Freya McGregor)

Join Freya McGregor of Birdability — a new non-profit working to ensure that the birding community is welcoming, inclusive, safe, and accessible for people with mobility challenges and other disabilities — for a welcoming introduction to accessibility in the outdoors.

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Raptors of the Monadnock Region: What We’re Learning

Tuesday, November 30, 2021,
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 an introduction to raptor research efforts in the Monadnock Region and beyond.

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December 2021

Winter Birds of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, December 2, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A Dark-eyed Junco standing on a snowy branch. (photo © Scott Hecker)

Join conservation biologist and avid birder Steven Lamonde for a look at the birds found in the Monadnock Region during the coldest months of year. Find out how they survive winter’s grasp, and discover how you can help scientists learn more about our region’s bird populations.

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January 2022

Winter Bird Feeding: Tips for Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Monday, January 10,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A flock of goldfinches perch and fly around a backyard bird feeding station. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join ecologist and avid birder Steven Lamonde for an engaging presentation on best practices for bird feeding. From seed and suet selection to feeder placement, find out how you can turn your backyard into a refuge for winter birds!

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Environmental Studies Institute: The Natural History of Deer and Moose in New Hampshire

Tuesday, January 11,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Zoom
A yearling moose in snowy woods. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join wildlife biologist Mark Ellingwood for a four-week course on deer and moose ecology in the Granite State. We'll learn about seasonal behavior, habitat use, and population dynamics of these iconic species, and how to identify deer and moose sign in our local woods.

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