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The Wisdom of Owls

Zoom , United States

Join the Harris Center’s Bird Conservation Director, Phil Brown, and naturalist and story spinner Susie Spikol for a fascinating look at the natural history and folklore of New Hampshire’s owls.

Invasive Upland Plant Species of New Hampshire

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Join Douglas Cygan, Invasive Species Coordinator for the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, for a deep dive into the upland invasive plants of New Hampshire.

Butterflies of New Hampshire

Zoom , United States

Have you ever wondered which butterflies are flitting through your garden? Join retired wildlife biologist and butterfly fan Mark Ellingwood for an introduction to these captivating and charismatic insects.

Book Launch: “The Book of Turtles” with Sy Montgomery and Matt Patterson

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Celebrate the diversity of the world’s more than 300 turtle species on publication day for Matt Patterson and Sy Montgomery’s new "Book of Turtles," a picture book suitable for both adults and kids.

Turtle Talk: New Hampshire’s Turtles & How You Can Help

Zoom , United States

Join wildlife rehabilitators Dallas Huggins and Drew Stevens of NH Turtle Rescue for an overview of New Hampshire's native turtle species, and to learn how to be a good neighbor to your local turtles.

Exploring Bird Migration Science with the National Audubon Society

Zoom , United States

Join avian biologist Chad Witko for an evening devoted to migratory bird science! Chad will outline the goals of National Audubon Society’s Migratory Bird Initiative and demonstrate the features of their new Migratory Bird Explorer tool.

Art Auction and Talks: Celebrating the Broad-winged Hawk on World Migratory Bird Day

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Join us for an art auction and evening of talks to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! Meet the artist and presenters, make your bid on artwork featuring the Broad-winged Hawk and the SuperSanctuary, and enjoy refreshments.

Utterly Otters

Hancock Town Library 25 Main Street, Hancock, NH, United States

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a lively talk on the bounding, sliding, swimming otter! We’ll spend some time getting to know this charismatic local mammal and learning how to recognize its tracks and sign.

The Scoop on Skunks

Zoom , United States

Join Dr. Rem Moll, skunk researcher and professor at the University of New Hampshire, for a peek into the life of New Hampshire’s most pungent mammal — the striped skunk.

How Food Choices Affect the Planet & Your Health with Frances Moore Lappe

Zoom , United States

Join Frances Moore Lappé, renowned author of "Diet for a Small Planet," for a conversation about the power of your food choices. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new edition, Lappé’s groundbreaking book outlines how moving toward a plant-based diet can help the environment and your health.

5th Annual Norway Pond Symposium

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Join us for a morning of talks highlighting recent research on the past, present, and future ecology of Hancock’s Norway Pond.

Nature on Tap: Love, Sex, and Wow in the Animal Kingdom

Post & Beam Brewing 40 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Try not to blush when you join a panel of Harris Center naturalists for this spicy discussion of the unusual ways some animals court and mate. Drinks on you, stories on us!

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Join us for this special evening with Bill Caswell, President of the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, and Kim Varney Chandler, author of Covered Bridges of New Hampshire, as they share the intriguing history of these historic structures.

Nature on Tap: Downtown Geology Walk in Keene

Keene Keene, NH, United States

Join Keene State College geology professor Charlie Kerwin for a tour of downtown Keene’s geological treasures. From building facades to front steps, prepare to be blown away by the rocks and minerals along Main Street and the stories they have to tell.

An Update on the Harris Center’s Kestrel Project

Zoom , United States

To bolster local kestrel populations, the Harris Center recently launched an initiative to install and monitor kestrel nest boxes throughout the Monadnock Region. Join Will Stollsteimer, former Harris Center Bird Conservation Intern and current Antioch University New England graduate student, for an update on these critical conservation efforts.

Tick Talk

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Join us for a talk about the ecology of Lyme disease with Lyme expert Kathie Fife, who will share her knowledge and experiences as a patient of Lyme, natural resource specialist, and patient advocate.

Migratory Raptors of Pack Monadnock

Zoom , United States

Join Harris Center Bird Conservation Director and raptor aficionado 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 in Peterborough.

Climate and Health

Zoom , United States

Join us for a talk put together by New Hampshire Healthcare Workers for Climate Action, a grassroots, non-partisan coalition of healthcare workers. Conservation biologist and nurse Cynthia Nichols will discuss the climate-health nexus, along with climate solutions and what we can do to protect ourselves.

How Urbanization Affects Wild Birds with Researcher Lauren Pharr

Zoom , United States

In our increasingly urban world, anthropogenic (human-produced) changes such as light pollution are dramatically affecting wildlife. Join Lauren D. Pharr, a PhD student at North Carolina State University, for a discussion of her research into the impacts of urbanization on birds.

Bark: Identifying Trees in Winter

Zoom , United States

Join Michael Wojtech, author of "Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast," to sharpen your tree identification skills and learn how to identify New Hampshire trees by their bark alone.

New Hope for Ash: Breeding EAB-Resistant Trees

Zoom , United States

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that has decimated ash trees throughout North America, dramatically changing the face of our forests — but new research offers hope for the future of ash on our landscape.

The Science of Saw-whet Owls

Zoom , United States

Join lead saw-whet owl bander Hillary Siener to recap the first two seasons of the Harris Center's saw-whet migration monitoring project, and to learn more about this charismatic bird of prey.

The Life and Times of New Hampshire’s Black Bears

Olivia Rodham Memorial Library Nelson Common Road, Nelson, NH, United States
This event has been postponed.

Dive into the natural history of Ursus americanus — the American black bear — with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. Learn how these beautiful bruins survive and reproduce, explore their unique adaptations and behaviors, and come away with tips and tricks for co-existence.

The Life and Times of New Hampshire’s Black Bears

New Ipswich Library 6 Main St., New Ipswich, United States

Dive into the natural history of Ursus americanus — the American black bear — with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. Learn how these beautiful bruins survive and reproduce, explore their unique adaptations and behaviors, and come away with tips and tricks for co-existence.

An Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Have you ever wondered what it's like to provide round-the-clock care for an orphaned raccoon, or to nurse a Barred Owl back to health? Join us for a talk by Deb Gode, director of Winchester Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, for a peek into what it takes to be a wildlife rehabilitator.

Tick Talk

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Join us for a talk about the ecology of Lyme disease with Lyme expert Kathie Fife, who will share her knowledge and experiences as a patient of Lyme, a natural resource specialist, and a patient advocate.