Harris Center News

Keene to Close Second Road to Protect Migrating Amphibians

Following three successful seasons of amphibian detours at North Lincoln Street, the City of Keene will now work with the Harris Center to close the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site to through-traffic, as well.

Art Shows Return to the Harris Center

We are excited to once again host local, nature-inspired art shows after a pandemic-related hiatus! In April, see photographer Laurie McGowan’s ethereal images of trees. In May, take flight with Rosemary Conroy’s vibrant bird portraits.

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.