Camp Chenoa Outing Re-scheduled for February 8

hiking on a Harris Center outing (photo: Laurel Swope-Brush)The snowshoe trek at Camp Chenoa, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 31, has been re-scheduled for Sunday, February 8 due to trail conditions.

Join Meade Cadot and Ben Haubrich for a moderately strenuous, 1.5-mile roundtrip snowshoe trek through 185 newly-conserved acres in southwest Antrim. This land is the former site of a Girl Scout camp, and directly abuts the Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. Bring water, and meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead. (To get there from Antrim, go north on Route 31 1.5 miles, then turn left onto Gregg Lake Road.Go 2.3 miles.The trailhead is on your right, marked by a Harris Center Supersanctuary sign.) Back by noon. For more information, please contact Meade Cadot (cadot@harriscenter.org) or Ben Haubrich (bph03043@gmail.com).

Register Now for Winter Wol’s Nest!

Registration is now open for Winter Wol’s Nest: a three-day winter vacation camp filled with snowshoeing, fort building, animal tracking, winter survival tips, nature crafts, games, songs, and more…

This camp — for children in grades K through 4 — will take place Monday, February 23 through Wednesday, February 25 (snow date: Thursday, February 26), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harris Center.

Space is limited, and registration is required. For full details, visit our Camp webpage or download the Winter Wol’s registration form. Let the winter fun begin!

“Magic of the Snowy Owl” Film Showing on January 29

snowy owl photo: North60, via the Flickr Creative Commons license

Watch a film trailer here.

This hour-long documentary provides an intimate look at the Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), a bird that made headlines last winter when it appeared in record-high numbers throughout New England. Though these visitors from the North stand out for their physical beauty, it’s their ability to survive that reveals their true magic. Following the film, Eric Masterson – one of the Harris Center’s resident bird experts and author of Birdwatching in New Hampshire – will be on hand for an informal Q&A session.

Thursday, January 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Putnam Theater at Keene State College. Free and open to all. For more information, please contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 358-2065 or thelen@harriscenter.org. Cosponsored by the Harris Center, the Monadnock Conservancy, and the Keene State College Film Society.