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June 2021

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

Thursday, June 10,
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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Salamanders Count!

Friday, June 11,
4:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A juvenile red-backed salamander, curled up on a beech leaf. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join us we survey for red-backed salamanders as part of a national study. Try your hand at field science, and help biologists make discoveries about this common, but still mysterious species!

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Pond Exploration at Robin Hood Park

Sunday, June 13,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Keene
Kindergardeners ponding with Harris Center naturalist Jenna Spear. (photo © Ben Conant)

Have you ever wondered what insects, amphibians, and crustaceans might live in Robin Hood Pond? Join Harris Center naturalist Karen Rent for a fun exploration of the aquatic animals that call this pond home.

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Fungi Foray with the Morel Quandary Club

Wednesday, June 16,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Hands holding a yellow beech leaf and a small mushroom. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join the Morel Quandary Club to search local fields and forests for all types of fungus. Our adventures will be no ordinary field trips!

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, June 17,
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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Tour de SuperSanctuary

Saturday, June 19,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A bike leaning against a tree at the edge of a dirt road. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Russ Cobb and Richard Pendleton for a challenging, but easy-paced 30-mile bike ride around the SuperSanctuary on a combination of pavement, dirt, and gravel roads.

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In Fine Feather: A Musical Walk on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Friday, June 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Saturday, June 26, 2021

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

In Fine Feather is a self-guided musical hike inspired by birdsong. Prior to your walk, join musician Jazimina MacNeil and poet and naturalist Henry Walters for an introductory talk on the stories behind the music and poems, the biology of birdsong, and the ways in which humans and birds listen to and inspire each other.

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In Fine Feather: A Musical Walk on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Saturday, June 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Saturday, June 26, 2021

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

In Fine Feather is a self-guided musical hike inspired by birdsong. Prior to your walk, join musician Jazimina MacNeil and poet and naturalist Henry Walters for an introductory talk on the stories behind the music and poems, the biology of birdsong, and the ways in which humans and birds listen to and inspire each other.

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July 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: Foraged Cocktails

Monday, July 5,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Monday, July 5, 2021

Zoom
Becca Paine, Machina Arts mixologist

Join Machina Kitchen and ArtBar mixologist and master bartender Becca Paine for three evenings focused on foraging, harvesting, creating, mixing, and making wild cocktails. Learn how to sustainably forage local plants and turn them into refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic sips!

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LAB GIRLS for Wildlife

Wednesday, July 7,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Zoom
Julie Brown holds a Broad-winged Hawk, which is about to be released back to the wild. (photo © Ben Conant)

Are you a high school girl interested in a career working with wild animals? Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS online program, and meet women who work in wildlife fields!

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Fungi Foray with the Morel Quandary Club

Thursday, July 8,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
MacDowell Lake
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join the Morel Quandary Club to search local fields and forests for all types of fungus. Our adventures will be no ordinary field trips!

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Paddling Robb Reservoir

Friday, July 9,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
Robb Reservoir
A kayak's-eye-view of Robb Reservoir, with the front of a red kayak in the foreground and the lake in the background. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Jeremy Wilson and Brett Amy Thelen for a leisurely paddle on Robb Reservoir in Stoddard, where we'll look for eagles, turtles, herons, and more.

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Animal Tales Around the Campfire

Monday, July 12,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group of people tells stories around a campfire. (photo © Ville Miettinen)

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening of animal stories from near and far. Gather around the campfire for magical tales from the more-than-human world, including how Bullfrog came to be and how Hummingbird made the stars.

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LAB GIRLS Bugs Out

Tuesday, July 13,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Zoom
Swallowtail caterpillars, photo by Brett Thelen

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls! Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS club as we discover the fascinating world of insects.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, July 14,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

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Open House: Wild Roots Nature School

Thursday, July 15,
4:45 pm
to 5:45 pm
Elm Farm
Harris Center naturalist Jaime Hutchinson leads a group of preschoolers on a search for worms. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us to learn about the Harris Center’s new early childhood program, Wild Roots Nature School -- a nature immersion program in Keene for children ages 3 to 6.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, July 15,
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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Monitoring for Monarchs

Tuesday, July 20,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
Peterborough
Undergraduate researcher Katie Galletta examines milkweed plants for insect herbivory. (photo © Mark Wilson)

Join Harris Center ecologists Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver to survey for monarch eggs and caterpillars in a Harris Center-conserved milkweed patch in Peterborough. No experience necessary!

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LAB GIRLS Bugs Out

Tuesday, July 20,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Zoom
Swallowtail caterpillars, photo by Brett Thelen

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls! Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS club as we discover the fascinating world of insects.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, July 21,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

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Moth Lighting with The Caterpillar Lab

Thursday, July 22,
9:00 pm
to 11:00 pm
Hancock
Scores of moths, silhouetted against a white sheet. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join The Caterpillar Lab for an evening of moth lighting! Bring your curiosity, and prepare to be amazed by the diversity, size, and beauty of our local nocturnal insects.

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Camp Chenoa Hike

Saturday, July 24,
9:00 am
to 10:30 am
Camp Chenoa
A view of the beaver wetland on the Camp Chenoa property, with red maples at the edge starting to turn red. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Jenna Spear and Jeremy Wilson for a 2-mile, moderately strenuous roundtrip hike through the Camp Chenoa property in Antrim, with views of a magnificent wetland.

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Youth Program: Monitoring for Monarchs

Monday, July 26,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
Peterborough
A black-and-yellow monarch caterpillar on a green milkweed leaf. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Harris Center ecologist Karen Seaver and LAB GIRLS leaders Susie Spikol and Emily Wrubel for a morning in the milkweed patch doing real, hands-on field science.

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LAB GIRLS Bugs Out

Tuesday, July 27,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Zoom
Swallowtail caterpillars, photo by Brett Thelen

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls! Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS club as we discover the fascinating world of insects.

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OUTing! to Nubanusit Lake

Tuesday, July 27,
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Nubanusit Lake
A person in a green kayak on Lake Nubanusit. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for an LGBTQ+ paddle on Nubanusit Lake. After the paddle, we’ll have access to a private area for swimming, relaxing, and fostering community.

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Cyanobacteria: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, July 28,
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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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, July 28,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

Learn more »

August 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes to the Stream

Tuesday, August 3,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED due to high water.
Hancock
Two girls, wearing life vests and hip waders, stand in a woodland stream. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls for a macroinvertebrate stream survey! Using waders and kicknets, we’ll sample a local stream for small bugs. Then, we’ll use our collection to determine the water quality of the stream.

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LAB GIRLS for Wildlife

Wednesday, August 4,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Zoom
Julie Brown holds a Broad-winged Hawk, which is about to be released back to the wild. (photo © Ben Conant)

Are you a high school girl interested in a career working with wild animals? Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS online program, and meet women who work in wildlife fields!

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, August 4,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

Learn more »
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