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July 2020

Meade’s Tall Tales

Thursday, July 16,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Meade Cadot smiles as he leans on one of the Harris Center's many stone walls.

Join Naturalist Emeritus and retired Harris Center Director Meade Cadot for a virtual cocktail party, where he'll share some of his favorite Harris Center memories through stories and slides. Come find out how Meade put the "super" in "SuperSanctuary"!

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, July 23,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused happy hour -- via Zoom! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and listen to our team of talented Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations.

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Bobcats in New Hampshire: The Latest Research

Friday, July 24,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Join wildlife biologist Rory Carroll for this special presentation on what the UNH research team has learned about how bobcats have come to flourish in our region, and how we can best share the landscape with this charismatic carnivore.

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Monitoring for Monarchs

Tuesday, July 28,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
Peterborough
A tiny monarch caterpillar crawls across a common milkweed plant. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Harris Center ecologists Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver to survey for monarch eggs and caterpillars in a Harris Center-conserved milkweed patch. This morning of citizen science is offered in conjunction with the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz, an annual research effort aimed at understanding and protecting monarch butterflies.

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Harris Center Trivia Night

Thursday, July 30,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Harris the Cat

Join Harris Center staff for a fun evening of nature trivia, with a focus on the Harris Center and our local landscape. Categories will include the SuperSanctuary, Harris Center history, flora and fauna, people and places, and a special "poop-pourri" "scat-agory."

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Last Day of StoryWalk: “Flight School” by Lita Judge

Friday, July 31
Hancock
An image from the book "Flight School" by Lita Judge

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the whimsical picture book "Flight School" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Follow along with this whimsical story about a little bird who never gives up on a dream and the friends that help make it come true.

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August 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 11,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Zoom
A nature journal featuring hand-drawn flowers, next to some colored pencils. (photo © Lenna Young Andrews via the Flickr Creative Commons)

From sheer curiosity to exercises in mindfulness, there are many reasons to establish a nature journaling practice. Join science teacher and nature enthusiast Emily Bingham for this online introduction to nature journaling, which will help you to develop stronger habits of observation and reflection.

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Wol’s Nest & Summer Adventures Camp Celebration

Thursday, August 13,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Calling all camp alumni for a virtual celebration of our iconic Wol's Nest and Summer Adventures camps! We'll sing some camp classics, see old friends and staff, guess the "mystery animal," enjoy a slideshow of camp through the years, and reminisce together about adventures had and friends made.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 18,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Zoom
A nature journal featuring hand-drawn flowers, next to some colored pencils. (photo © Lenna Young Andrews via the Flickr Creative Commons)

From sheer curiosity to exercises in mindfulness, there are many reasons to establish a nature journaling practice. Join science teacher and nature enthusiast Emily Bingham for this online introduction to nature journaling, which will help you to develop stronger habits of observation and reflection.

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Shining a Light on Light Pollution

Thursday, August 20,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Tree silhouettes against the night sky. Bureau of Land Management photo via Flickr Creative Commons

How we light our homes, towns, and cities impacts everything from fireflies and luna moths to songbirds, owls, mammals, and even our own health. Join Susan Harder of the International Dark Sky Association for a presentation on the ecological and human health impacts of light pollution -- including ways you can make a difference.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 25,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Zoom
A nature journal featuring hand-drawn flowers, next to some colored pencils. (photo © Lenna Young Andrews via the Flickr Creative Commons)

From sheer curiosity to exercises in mindfulness, there are many reasons to establish a nature journaling practice. Join science teacher and nature enthusiast Emily Bingham for this online introduction to nature journaling, which will help you to develop stronger habits of observation and reflection.

Learn more »

“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, August 27,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused happy hour -- via Zoom! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and listen to our team of talented Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations.

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