Harris Center News

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!

Salamander Crossing Brigade Updates for 2023

We’ve made a few updates to our Salamander Crossing Brigade program for 2023! Here’s what you need to know.

The Superbowl of Birding: An Update from the Harris Center “Kestrels”

The Harris Center “Kestrels” placed second in the birding competition, but won big for kestrel conservation efforts.

Protecting Skatutakee’s Eastern Shoulder

The Harris Center is working to protect land on Skatutakee’s eastern shoulder that will provide vital connectivity between conservation lands to the north and west.

Field Report from the 2022 Saw-whet Owl Banding Project

In the fall of 2022, the Harris Center conducted a pilot season of saw-whet owl banding on SuperSanctuary lands, as part of an international research effort to better understand this charismatic species.

Field Report from the 2022 Vernal Pool Project

In 2022, our community scientists and interns documented 5 new vernal pools in three Monadnock Region towns.

249 Acres Protected in Antrim & Peterborough

In December, generous landowners donated conservation easements on 103 forested acres in Antrim, and on 146 acres of farmland in Peterborough.

The Superbowl of Birding: An Opportunity to Support Local Kestrel Conservation

On January 28, the Harris Center will compete for top honors in Mass Audubon’s Superbowl of Birding, while raising funds to construct, install, and monitor kestrel nest boxes.

Final Report from the 2022 Hawk Watch

2022 was a notable year for the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Here are the highlights.