Harris Center News

Our COVID-19 Policy

Here are the precautions we’re following — and asking you to follow — to keep our community safe.

Protecting Willard Pond Brook

The Harris Center is working to protect 74 acres of high-priority wildlife habitat south of Willard Pond in Hancock and Antrim.

Harris Center Reads: Stories for Long Winter Nights

This winter, we’re sharing recommendations for nature-inspired works of fiction. Curl up with a good book while the winter winds howl!

Listening to the Pulse of Everything

Announcing an exquisite new short film, filmed on Harris Center-conserved land and gifted to us by local filmmaker Dan Kennedy, with narration and score by Adam Arnone.

Field Report from the 2021 Vernal Pool Project

In 2021, our community scientists documented 8 new vernal pools in three Monadnock Region towns.

Coverboard Cam: Solving a Salamander Study Site Mystery

In the fall of 2021, our red-backed salamander study plots were found in disarray. What happened to them?

A New Trail Guide — and Better Berry Picking — at Partridge Woods

The Nelson Trails Committee recently created a new trail guide and launched a wild blueberry restoration effort at Partridge Woods, which was protected in partnership with the Harris Center.

Volunteers and Partners Honored at 2021 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several extraordinary partners and volunteers at our 51st Annual Meeting on October 15.

Eric Masterson Honored with Goodhue-Elkins Award

NH Audubon recently honored the Harris Center’s Eric Masterson with the Goodhue-Elkins Award for outstanding contributions to the study of New Hampshire birds.

Improving Accessibility at the Harris Center

Thanks to a grant from our 50th Anniversary Fund, the Harris Center is making several key accessibility improvements to our building and grounds.

“A Deep Presence” Tells An Important Story

Published with support from the Harris Center and the Historical Society of Cheshire County, a new book by archaeologist Dr. Robert G. Goodby tells the remarkable story of Native Americans in the Monadnock Region.

Local Teachers Explore Nature-based Teaching at Summer Retreat

This August, nine local elementary school teachers spent three days at the Harris Center developing and deepening their nature-based teaching skills.