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The Wisdom of Owls


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

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


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.

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


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.

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


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


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.

Utterly Otters

Hancock Town Library 25 Main Street, Hancock, NH

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


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.

5th Annual Norway Pond Symposium

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

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

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!