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It appears you're using Internet Explorer or an early version of Edge, which is a bit like watching a black-and-white TV with "rabbit ears." You're missing symmetry, joy and actual knowledge — not only here on my website but across the internet. I suggest you upgrade to Chrome or Firefox. You’ll discover a lot more nature, maybe even actual rabbit ears.

— Bryan

Hold Nature in Your Hand

Susie Spikol is a naturalist and writer who helps connect people of all ages to nature.

Book Trailer to The Animal Adventurer’s Guide

Thank you to SALT Project for this video.

Upcoming Events

A monarch butterfly caterpillar crawls on a milkweed leaf.

Kids Count for Wildlife: Monarch and Milkweeds Survey

July 28, 2022 from 9 to 10 a.m. Peterborough, NH

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research, develop your naturalist skills, and do something to help the wild animals of our world by counting critters with the Harris Center. In July, help scientists find out more about monarch butterflies by counting monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies with the Harris Center’s team of naturalists at a milkweed patch in Peterborough. If you like treasure hunts and have a sharp eye for finding things, this morning is for you! Be sure to check out our other Kids Count for Wildlife events, too. For more information »

A view of common wildflowers found in a meadow.

Insect Safari and Bug Bonanza

July 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. Beech Hill, Dublin

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a morning meadow adventure in search of crickets, leafhoppers, butterflies, and grasshoppers, to name just a few. Learn how to use a sweep net, hold a caterpillar, and stare into the million eyes of a grasshopper. A great way for families with elementary-age children to learn about the wild world of arthropods! For more information »

A brook flowing through a series of mossy rocks.

Kids Count for Wildlife: Aquatic MacroInvertebrate Survey of Moose Brook

August 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. Moose Brook, Hancock

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research, develop your naturalist skills, and do something to help the wild animals of our world by counting critters with the Harris Center. In August, kick up stones and muck as we survey Hancock’s Moose Brook for water scorpions, predaceous diving beetles, water pennies, and more! Look under rocks for sparkling stone caddisfly cases and discover what creatures like stonefly, dragonfly, and mayfly nymphs can tell us about the water quality of the brook. For more information »

Naturalist Susie Spikol holds a worm out for several preschoolers to see.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

August 18, 2022 from 10 to 11 Harris Center in Hancock

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a wild ramble in search of summer birds, wildflowers, salamanders, and other amazing finds. Spend time with other families interested in being outside and exploring this magical world we live in. A perfect hike for little legs! For more information »