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Jack’s Pond Hike for Veterans

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
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Nestled at the base of Mount Skatutakee’s north side, Jack's Pond is one of Hancock's hidden gems. Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a 1.75-mile roundtrip hike to the pond, where we'll hear about Jack's life, and search for signs of wildlife as we go.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Event Series Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers! Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this spring. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher. Birds, buds, tracks, scat, worms — come discover it all.

ESI: Transitions — A Nature Poetry Writing Workshop

Event Series Transitions: A Nature Poetry Writing Workshop
Harris Center & local field sites 83 King's Highway, Hancock

As nature makes a dramatic transition from the quietude of winter to the new life of spring, parallel changes may occur in our own lives. In this workshop facilitated by poet Brian Evans-Jones, we’ll explore this phenomenon by observing the natural world and writing our own poetry in a small, supportive group.

Easygoing Hike on Beech Hill

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States
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Join Susie Spikol and Ben Haubrich for an easygoing amble up Dublin’s Beech Hill. Our 2-mile roundtrip route will take us along the Zig Zag Trail to a big meadow and great view of Mount Monadnock, then back down via the access trail.

Vernal Pool Hike at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve

Horatio Colony Nature Preserve Daniels Hill Road, Keene, United States

Join Harris Center ecologist Brett Amy Thelen for a moderately strenuous, 1.2-mile roundtrip hike to a hilltop vernal pool, where we'll explore the exquisite, ephemeral world of spring-breeding amphibians.

ESI: Transitions — A Nature Poetry Writing Workshop

Event Series Transitions: A Nature Poetry Writing Workshop
Harris Center & local field sites 83 King's Highway, Hancock

As nature makes a dramatic transition from the quietude of winter to the new life of spring, parallel changes may occur in our own lives. In this workshop facilitated by poet Brian Evans-Jones, we’ll explore this phenomenon by observing the natural world and writing our own poetry in a small, supportive group.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at Distant Hill Gardens

Distant Hill Gardens 507 March Hill Road, Walpole, NH, United States
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST.

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist Jazimina Creamer-MacNeil to ramble along wild walking trails searching for signs of spring, listening to bird songs, and sniffing the first flowers of the year!

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States
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Meet John Benjamin and George Caughey, a pair of fun-gis, for an afternoon meander in search of the fantastic fungi of spring! If we’re lucky, we’ll find toadstools, polypores, turkey tails, and perhaps even a slime mold or two.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at Cathedral of the Pines

Cathedral of the Pines 10 Hale Hill Rd, Rindge, NH, United States
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Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a morning ramble with your young children! Together, we’ll listen to bird songs, search for animals of all kinds, smell spring flowers, and explore the wild world.

Hiking the Wapack Trail to Binney Pond and Pratt Mountain

Binney Hill Road Binney Hill Road, New Ipswich, United States

Join longtime hike leaders Brian Bishoff and Denny Wheeler for a strenuous, 3.7-mile roundtrip hike with outstanding views along the Wapack Trail in New Ipswich. This out-and-back hike will take us along an abandoned road and well-maintained trail through conservation land, past the lovely Binney Pond to Pratt Mountain.

ESI: Transitions — A Nature Poetry Writing Workshop

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

As nature makes a dramatic transition from the quietude of winter to the new life of spring, parallel changes may occur in our own lives. In this workshop facilitated by poet Brian Evans-Jones, we’ll explore this phenomenon by observing the natural world and writing our own poetry in a small, supportive group.

Nature’s Playground Play Group

Event Series Nature’s Playground Play Group
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST

Join Harris Center naturalists and parent educators from The Grapevine and The River Center for three mornings of child-centered, unstructured outdoor play.

Spring Beauties of Partridge Woods

Partridge Woods Brickyard Road, Nelson, NH, United States

Join avid hikers Kathy Schillemat and Rick Church to hike the Town of Nelson’s Partridge Woods, where we’ll search for ephemeral wildflowers and other signs of spring along the Ridge Trail.

Rock Hounders: A Rock and Mineral Adventure for Families

Chickering Feldspar and Tourmaline Mine Walpole, NH, United States
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Calling all rock hounds! Join the Harris Center, Distant Hill Gardens, and the Monadnock Conservancy for a rockin’ outing to a feldspar and tourmaline mine. Discover the history of this mine, search for mineral and rock treasures, and make connections with other geology-loving families!

LGBTQ+ Accessible Spring Hike at Distant Hill Gardens

Distant Hill Gardens 507 March Hill Road, Walpole, NH, United States

Join Richard Doherty (he, him) and Hunter Kirschner (he, they) for an LGBTQ+ community hike at the Distant Hill Nature Trail, built according to U.S. Forest Service accessibility standards.

Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Putnam Science Center at Keene State College Appian Way, Keene, NH, United States

The Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee is recruiting volunteers for their 24th season of water quality monitoring!To volunteer, join Barbara Skuly for this in-person training, where we'll review sampling techniques, go over the use of monitoring equipment, and share the 2024 sampling schedule

Babies in Backpacks & Toddlers in Tow at the Jaquith Rail Trail

Jaquith Rail Trail Jaquith Road, Harrisville, NH, United States

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist Jazimina Creamer-MacNeil to ramble along wild walking trails searching for signs of spring, listening to bird songs, and sniffing the first flowers of the year!

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club at Friedsam Forest

Friedsam Town Forest Twin Brook Road, Chesterfield, NH, United States

Meet mushroom enthusiasts John Benjamin and George Caughey for an afternoon meander in search of the fantastic fungi of spring! If we’re lucky, we’ll find toadstools, polypores, turkey tails, and perhaps even a slime mold or two.

Birding for All: World Migratory Bird Day Walk

Dillant-Hopkins Airport 80 Airport Road, Swanzey, NH, United States
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Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) by joining avid birders Nate Marchessault and Chris Liazos for an easygoing outing at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport – a local birding hotspot with great views of wetlands, woodlands, and fields.

Nature’s Playground Play Group

Event Series Nature’s Playground Play Group
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITLIST

Join Harris Center naturalists and parent educators from The Grapevine and The River Center for three mornings of child-centered, unstructured outdoor play.

Easygoing Hike at Shattuck Pond

Shattuck Pond Francestown, United States
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Join Ben Haubrich and Miki Clements-Collier for a leisurely hike along the Francestown Forest Trail to the pristine Shattuck Pond. This 1.5-mile roundtrip hike includes some ups and downs and has a total elevation gain of about 150 feet.

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.

Kestrels Young Birders Club: Children and the Arts Bird Walk

Peterborough Peterborough, NH, United States

Are you a teenager or tween with an interest in birds and birding? Join a growing movement of young adults who are honing their wildlife observation skills, learning to recognize birds and their calls, and spending time outside building community with other young birders.

Hiking Casalis State Forest

Casalis State Forest Elm Hill Road, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join longtime hike leaders Brian Bishoff and Denny Wheeler for a springtime hike on woods roads and trails through Casalis State Forest in Peterborough, where we’ll visit two ponds, lovely woods, and a recently logged area.

The Thing in the Spring: City Bird Walk

Keene State College 229 Main Street, Keene, NH, United States

Join avid birders Nate Marchessault and Chris Liazos for a leisurely one-mile walk along the Ashuelot Rail Trail and Keene State College campus during the peak of spring bird migration.

Babies in Backpacks & Toddlers in Tow at the Fremont Field

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Meet Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a summer ramble along woodland trails and gentle paths. Together, we’ll search for everyday magic like caterpillars, butterflies, salamanders, and if we’re lucky, little toads! Perfect for little legs and for babies in...