Harris Center News

A Statement of Support for Naturalists of Color

Everyone should feel safe to explore the natural world, free of harassment or prejudice, and we will work to ensure that our trails, lands, and programs are welcoming spaces for all.

Volunteers Install Nest Raft for Spoonwood Pond Loons

For the last few summers, loon nests on Harris Center land along Spoonwood Pond have failed due to predation. This year, the Spoonwood loons may fare better, thanks to the installation of a new nest raft.

Harris Center Reads: Herps

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In June, we share our recommendations for books about amphibians and reptiles.

Harris Center Reads: Plants

Introducing Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated list of books for readers of all ages! In May, we share our recommendations for books about plants.

A New Chimney for Swifts

The Harris Center is home to a new “chimney” — designed to serve as nesting habitat for Chimney Swifts, a species in decline.

Nightsongs: Tracking the Spring Bird Migration

Listen to spring unfold through the sounds of night-migrating birds.

Nature’s Calling You: Things to Do

The Harris Center is here to help you stay connected to the outdoors. Here are some ways you can find solace, comfort, and inspiration in the natural world.

How to Hike Responsibly in the Age of COVID-19

Our trails remain open, but extra precautions are required. Here’s how to keep yourself, and others, safe on the trail in the age of COVID-19.

Announcing Our First-Ever Kids’ Art Contest

Calling All Artists from Pre-K Through Grade 12! You’re invited to participate in our first-ever kids’ art contest and exhibit.

Call for Submissions: 50th Anniversary Photo Contest

In celebration of the our 50th Anniversary, we’re excited to announce the first-ever Harris Center Photo Contest!

Go Wild: Things Your Kids Can Do Outside

Outside time is critical for mental and physical health — especially for kids and families. Here are some ideas for activities your kids can do as a break from screen-based remote learning.

What We’re Doing in Response to COVID-19

The Harris Center is keeping a close watch on COVID-19 developments. Here’s what we’re doing to keep our community healthy.