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Field Foray with the SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club

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

Join the SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club as we search for crescents, blues, sulfurs, and other butterflies – and learn to identify them by their field marks, flight patterns, and behavior.

Special Event for Harris Center Supporters: Soaring with Raptors

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

Join us for our annual celebration of everyone who helps the Harris Center soar — featuring live raptors from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science! This special event is offered by invitation only to Harris Center supporters.

Birding the Heald Tract

Heald Tract 154-134 Heald Rd, Wilton, NH, United States
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST.

Join avid birders Gail and Gerry Coffey for a 2-mile hike through a variety of habitats that are home to many breeding birds at the Forest Society’s Heald Tract in Wilton.

Turtle Time

MacDowell Lake 75 Wilder Street, Peterborough, NH, United States
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST.

Join Matt Patterson, illustrator of the award-winning books "The Book of Turtles" and "Of Time and Turtles," on a slow meander in search of nests, basking sites, and other turtle finds. Perfect for elementary school-aged children and their families.

Biodiversity in the SuperSanctuary: iNaturalist Field Training & Mini BioBlitz

Eastview Trail Hancock Road, Harrisville, NH, United States

Join ecologist Nate Marchessault for a hands-on introduction to iNaturalist. We'll start with group instruction on how to collect and submit natural history observations via the iNaturalist app, then venture out to document as many species as possible along the Eastview and North Pond Trails!

Paddling for Loons at Lake Skatutakee

Lake Skatutakee Harrisville, NH
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST.

Have you ever wondered what loons are saying with those eerie calls in the night, or why loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs? Join Jaden Brutsman of the Loon Preservation Committee and Harris Center ecologist Brett Amy Thelen to learn the answers to these questions and more!

SuperSanctuary Butterfly Count

Harris Center & local field sites 83 King's Highway, Hancock

Join the SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club as we survey local meadows, woodlands, and wetland edges for coppers, crescents, skippers, swallowtails, fritillaries, and other beautiful butterflies! The data we collect will be submitted to both the North American Butterfly Association and the NH Butterfly Monitoring Network.

Family Ponding Adventure

Norway Pond Hancock, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a pondlife safari on the shores of Norway Pond. Wild treasures await!

Kids Count for Wildlife: Monarchs and Milkweed Survey

Peterborough Peterborough, NH, United States

If you love monarch butterflies and want to help scientists find out more about these remarkable insects, here’s your chance! Spend a morning with a team of Harris Center naturalists as we count monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies for science.

Monitoring for Monarchs

Peterborough Peterborough, NH, United States

Take part in the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz by joining Harris Center ecologists Brett Amy Thelen and Nate Marchessault to survey for monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies in a local milkweed patch. No experience necessary!

Listening to the Nocturnal Migration

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

Every autumn, the night sky comes alive with the sound of migration as songbirds join geese, ducks, shorebirds, and others in an epic exodus that is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Join Eric Masterson for this special evening to listen, learn, and marvel at the wonder of it all.

Kestrels Young Birders Club: Nighthawk Migration Watch

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States

Join Phil Brown and Susie Spikol for a look up at the remarkable evening migration of Common Nighthawks. If it's an average night, we should get good looks at a handful of these acrobatic flyers. If it's better than average, we just might see hundreds of nighthawks foraging in giant flocks.

Birding for All: Birding the Nighthawk Migration

Stone Arch Village 831 Court Street, Keene, NH, United States

Nighthawks are among the last migrants to arrive each spring and the earliest to depart each “fall,” with southbound migration peaking in late August. Join nighthawk enthusiasts Cliff Seifer and Brett Amy Thelen to search for the spectacle!