Harris Center News

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Harris Center is committed to ensuring that our trails, conserved lands, educational programs, and conservation research projects are welcoming spaces for all. 

Inaugural Hike-a-thon A Success!

In October, hikers of all ages explored Harris Center trails during our first-ever Hike-a-thon, raising a total of $2,558 toward building benches for the Harris Center grounds and trails.

Exemplary Educator, Volunteers & Partners Honored at 2022 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several exemplary partners and volunteers at our 52nd Annual Meeting on October 21.

Announcing the Winners of the “Celebrate Snakes” Coloring Contest

Congratulations to the winners of our “Celebrate Snakes” coloring contest with wildlife artist Matt Patterson!

A New Nighthawk Migration Monitoring Initiative Takes Flight

This August, the Harris Center piloted a monitoring effort to document the fall migration of the state-endangered Common Nighthawk through the Monadnock Region.

Summer Interns Contribute to Conservation Research & Stewardship

In the summer of 2022, interns provided essential support for a wide variety of projects, from conservation easement monitoring to conference planning to forest community inventory.

An Update on Our Broad-winged Hawk Project

Biologists recently affixed satellite transmitters to two Broad-winged Hawks in the SuperSanctuary as part of ongoing research on the migration ecology of this iconic raptor species.

Get Ready for Hike-a-thon 2022!

This fall, we invite you to enjoy the Harris Center’s beautiful trails while helping raise money for trailside benches.

A Kestrel Project Update

In the pilot season of a new monitoring project, Kestrels are showing signs of breeding success at nest boxes in Hancock.

Protecting a Rare Grassland Bird in Greenfield

Grasshopper Sparrows have a better chance for breeding success in Greenfield, thanks to several friends of the Harris Center.

Susie Spikol Wins Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award

Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol has won the Garden Club of America’s Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award for outstanding achievement in environmental education.

“Celebrate Snakes” Coloring Contest for Kids

Join the Harris Center and award-winning wildlife artist Matt Patterson for a kids’ coloring contest that celebrates New Hampshire snakes!

High School Grads Receive Environmental Leadership Awards from the Harris Center

Congrats to Karel Wolterbeek and Caitlin Beal on receiving the Harris Center’s Environmental Leadership Award and scholarship for 2022!