Harris Center News

Summer Camp Adventures

This summer, we savored every bit of sunshine with over 200 adventurous campers, spending time on the trails and in the fields, paddling local ponds, climbing boulders, and scaling mountains.

A Raptor Conservation Update

This breeding season, Harris Center staff, interns, and volunteers banded 17 American Kestrel chicks and monitored six Broad-winged Hawk nests and territories. Next up — tallying the migrating raptors soaring over Pack Monadnock!

Interns Gain Hands-on Experience in the Field

In the summer of 2023, interns provided essential support for a wide variety of projects, from conservation easement monitoring to invasive species removal to forest community inventory.

Celebrating Pride Month at the Harris Center

In honor of Pride Month, Harris Center staffer Audrey Dunn reflects on nature and conservation through a queer lens.

First-ever Eleanor Briggs Award Presented to Author Sy Montgomery

Renowned author Sy Montgomery received the newly established Eleanor Briggs Award at this year’s special event for supporters, “Turtles All the Way!”

Protecting Exceptional Wildlife Habitat

The Harris Center is working to protect 46 acres of exceptional wildlife habitat along Middle Road.

Conant Grads Receive Environmental Leadership Awards from the Harris Center

Congrats to Raven Groblewski and Ella Weinmann on receiving the Harris Center’s Environmental Leadership Award and scholarship for 2023!

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion — 2022 Update

The Harris Center remains committed to ensuring that our trails, conserved lands, educational programs, and conservation research projects are welcoming spaces for all, regardless of racial or religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic means, or range of physical ability.

Strategic Plan 2022-2025

A recent HCCE Board and Staff planning effort identified top organizational priorities, specific areas for growth, and one ongoing challenge.

To Our Business Partners — Thank You!

Harris Center Business Partners — notably, Santander Consumer USA and M&T Bank — have supported our environmental education work through significant contributions.

If You Build It, They Will Come: A Kestrel Update

This spring, volunteers, interns, and staff from the Harris Center constructed and placed more than 20 nest boxes for kestrels in 11 towns across the Monadnock Region.

Mud Season 101

How to successfully navigate Mud Season: hike responsibly, pick up after your dog, and check for ticks!