Harris Center News

A Creative Donation Brings Abenaki History to Local Schools

With help from Harriet and Stephen DiCicco, 41 copies of “A Deep Presence” have been donated to schools and teachers in the Monadnock Region.

Salamander Crossing Brigade Updates for 2022

We’ve made a few updates to our Salamander Crossing Brigade program for 2022. Here’s what you need to know.

An Opportunity to Speak Up for Salamanders

Keene is considering a proposal to close the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site to through-traffic on “Big Nights.” You can help make it happen.

Final Report from the 2021 Hawk Watch

2021 was a notable year for the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Here are the highlights.

A New Tool for Easement Monitoring

The Harris Center has added a new tool to our conservation easement monitoring program: drone photography.

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.