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Harris center to host Birdathon Saturday

The Harris Center for Conservation Education has so much coming up this month

On Friday, join Harris Center naturalist and frog enthusiast Susie Spikol Faber and folk heritage musician and amphibian adorer Mary DesRosiers for an evening of frog campfire stories, songs, and myths.  Sing to the frogs and hear them sing back as The Harris Center celebrates the amphibians that make their home at the Harris Center’s small frog pond. From  7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Harris Center. Register with Sara LeFebvre at 525-3394 or

On Saturday, Francie Von Mertens and Meade Cadot for New Hampshire Audubon’s annual Birdathon, a friendly competition to see or hear as many bird species as possible.  The Birdathon will visit newly conserved Wilson Tavern Land in Stoddard, which boasts a mix of forest types that should host a wide range of species.  Expect a relatively easy, 2-mile hike.  A per-bird-species donation to support the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory is welcome.  A carpool from the Harris Center at 7:30 a.m and return by noon.  For more information, contact Sara Lefebvre at 525-3394 or

Who knew that birding was a competitive sport?  the Young Birder’s Club will take on the Audubon with the goal of seeing and hearing as many bird species as possible.  All are welcome, at any level of participation. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., any Birdathon per-bird-species donations will go to support the Young Birders Club. To learn more about joining a Young Birders Club Birdathon team, visit or contact or 525-3572.  For more information about the NH Audubon Birdathon, visit

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