Looking for a Green Gift for the Holidays?

HC_Website_Bobcat_with_Ribbon_Dec1Share your love of nature and your support for the Harris Center with a holiday contribution, a donation in honor of someone special, or a gift membership. You’ll feel great knowing that you’re supporting the important work of land protection, environmental education, and conservation research in the Monadnock Region.

To learn more, visit our donation page or call us at (603) 525-3394.


Calling All Birders for the Christmas Bird Count!

A Vibrant red northern cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, sits among the branches during a snow storm. (photo: Becky Gregory)The mercury is falling, the daylight fading—it must be time for the Christmas Bird Count! This is the 115th year of the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), run by Audubon and originally conceived as a conservation-minded alternative to a 19th-century holiday tradition known as the Christmas “Side Hunt.” Now it’s the longest-running citizen science project in the world, with more than 50,000 observers in 17 different countries! This year, the CBC will be held in Keene and environs on Sunday, December 14 and in Hancock, Peterborough, and surrounding towns on Saturday, December 20. Read more…

“My Life As a Turkey” Film Showing on November 20


You can watch a trailer here.

Based on a true story, My Life as a Turkey chronicles naturalist Joe Hutto’s remarkable experience of raising a group of sixteen Wild Turkey hatchlings to adulthood. This charming film – which won an Emmy for Outstanding Nature Programming – explores the unique connection between Hutto and his brood with humor and thoughtfulness, providing a rare glimpse into how these curious, intelligent birds see the world. 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 to “talk turkey” in an informal Q&A session.

Thursday, November 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Putnam Theater at Keene State College. Free and open to all.  For more information, please contact Brett Amy Thelen at thelen@harriscenter.org. Cosponsored by the Harris Center, the Monadnock Conservancy, and the Keene State College Film Society.