Harris Center News

Trailside Wood Carvings Bring Downed Trees to Life

Jack McWhorter has spent the summer and fall artfully carving creatures out of downed trees along the Harris Center’s Harriskat Trail.

New Motus Station Will Contribute to Migration Research

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is revolutionizing the study of winged migration, and it’s coming to the Monadnock Region!

Announcing a New Nature Almanac & Perpetual Calendar

The Harris Center is pleased to announce the publication of a new perpetual nature calendar created by naturalist Francie Von Mertens.

Harris Center Reads: Squirrels

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In November, we share our recommendations for books about ever-entertaining, everyday squirrels.

50th Anniversary Year Comes to Celebratory Close at 2020 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center honored several extraordinary partners and celebrated the conclusion of our 50th Anniversary Year at our 2020 Annual Meeting.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Harris Center is committed to ensuring that our trails, conserved lands, educational programs, and conservation research projects are welcoming spaces for all. 

Harris Center Reads: Mushrooms

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In October, when mushrooms sprout from the deep, dark ground, we share our recommendations for books about fungi.

Hiking Safely During Hunting Season

Autumn is arguably the best time of year to go for a walk in the woods. It’s also hunting season. Here’s what you need to know to safely share the woods this fall.

Taking Teaching Outside

In preparation for the start of this extraordinary school year, Harris Center teacher-naturalists recently held workshops for 300 local classroom teachers. The goal: to help them take their teaching outside, where virus transmission rates are much lower.

Harris Center Reads: Hawks

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In September, when migrating raptors soar and swirl overhead, we share our recommendations for books about hawks.

Harris Center Reads: Water

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In August, we share our recommendations for books about water.

An Update on our Broad-winged Hawk Tracking Project

The Harris Center is working Hawk Mountain to tag Broad-winged Hawks with satellite transmitters, as part of ongoing efforts to better understand the ecology and migratory behavior of this iconic species.