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SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club

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The SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club is taking its fledgling flight! Each month, we’ll learn to identify a dozen local butterfly species, in preparation for a community butterfly survey in the summer of 2022.

An Evening with Squirrel Scientist Charlotte Devitz

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Charlotte Devitz is nuts about squirrels, and passionate about making science more accessible. Learn how her research is shedding light on the behavioral differences between urban, suburban, and rural squirrels. What she’s discovering about these everyday mammals just might surprise you!

Sunset Stroll & Woodcock Wander

Keene YMCA 200 Summit Road, Keene, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists Phil Brown and Karen Rent for an evening stroll in search of dancing woodcocks and chorusing frogs. The springtime symphony is always a feast for the senses!

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at McCabe Forest

McCabe Forest Route 202, Antrim, NH
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED due to inclement weather.

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol on a springtime romp in search of butterflies, singing birds, and blue skies. A great chance to meet other families who enjoy spending time outside.

Sunset Ramble for Families at the Fremont Field

Fremont Field 100 Old Jaffrey Road, Peterborough, NH

Come enjoy the sunset and spring unfolding at Fremont Field in Peterborough with Harris Center teacher-naturalist Janet Altobello. We’ll rove around fields, wetlands, and forest, observing changes in the land and air as the day turns to dusk.

Forests and Fire Management

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

Join Madison Poe, fire suppression technician with the US Forest Service, for an in-person discussion of fire management in forested ecosystems.

Vernal Pool Hike at the Horatio Colony Preserve

Horatio Colony Nature Preserve Daniels Hill Road, Keene

Join Brett Amy Thelen for a moderately strenuous, 1.2-mile roundtrip climb to a hilltop vernal pool at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve, where we’ll explore the fascinating world of spring-breeding amphibians.

Kestrel Nest Monitoring Training: Part I (Virtual)

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NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED to May 4.

The Harris Center is launching a new Kestrel monitoring initiative. Join us for this online introduction to Kestrel life history, and learn how to help with the exciting early stages of this new project!

Kestrel Nest Monitoring Training: Part II (Field)

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The Harris Center is launching a new Kestrel monitoring initiative. Join us for a morning in the field, where you'll learn how to help with the exciting early stages of this new project!

Managing Meadows for Wildlife

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Join ecologists Jeff Littleton and Steven Lamonde to explore techniques for managing meadows with wildlife in mind. We’ll discuss the importance of meadows for biodiversity, and share ideas for developing and maintaining habitat for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife.

Kestrel Nest Monitoring Training: Part I (Virtual)

Zoom

The Harris Center is launching a new Kestrel monitoring initiative. Join us for this online introduction to Kestrel life history, and learn how to help with the exciting early stages of this new project!

Truffles, Small Mammals, and Healthy Forests

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Join UNH postdoctoral researcher Ryan Stephens to learn about his work on the fascinating connection between small mammals, underground fungi, and forest health, and discover how tiny mammal scat just might be an essential ingredient for forest regeneration.

Hiking Little Mount Monadnock

Widow Gage Town Forest 699-617 Rhododendron Road, Fitzwilliam, NH

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for a 5-mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Little Monadnock Mountain via the trails of Widow Gage Town Forest.

Vernal Pool Exploration for Families at Distant Hill Gardens

Distant Hill Gardens 507 March Hill Road, Walpole, NH

Spend the afternoon searching for amphibian eggs and other critters in the beautiful vernal pools along the Distant Hill Nature Trail, an accessible trail with gentle slopes.

Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

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Join the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee (ARLAC) for their 22nd season of water quality monitoring! In this online training, we'll review sampling techniques, go over how to use the monitoring equipment, and share the 2022 sampling dates.

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Robin Hood Park Reservoir Street, Keene, NH

Join mycophile and Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a mushroom foray at Robin Hood Park in Keene. From polypores to puffballs and wolf’s milk slime to witches butter, get curious about this colossal kingdom!

Pratt Pond Hike

Pratt Pond Pratt Pond Road, Mason, NH

Join Miki Clements-Collier and Denny Wheeler for a 3.3-mile roundtrip hike on the trails around scenic Pratt Pond in Mason.

iNaturalist for Beginners: Spring Edition

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH
NOTE: This course has been CANCELED.

Join ecologist Steven Lamonde for an introduction to iNaturalist, an online community science platform for documenting biodiversity. Discover how you can make important contributions to science while learning to identify your wild finds!

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at the Fremont Field

Fremont Field 100 Old Jaffrey Road, Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol on a springtime romp in search of butterflies, brand new leaves, singing birds, and blue skies. A great chance to meet other families who enjoy spending time outside.

Afterschool Program: Fort-a-Tude

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

Calling all adventurers with a heart for fort building! Join teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for three afternoons deep in the Harris Center woods, building your own woodland fort. Perfect for children in grades 2 through 4.

What Can Woodcock Teach Us About Bird Migration?

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Join wildlife biologist Liam Berigan as he shares some surprising observations from the first four years of an international woodcock monitoring project, and examines their implications for migratory bird conservation.

Ask a Naturalist: Spring Edition

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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.

Kids Count for Wildlife: Red-backed Salamander Survey

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

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research by joining the Harris Center for an afternoon of salamander counting.