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Saturday, November 10, 2012

"Nature Wars" Author to Speak at Fisher Museum

If you are among the more than four thousand drivers who will hit a deer today, or beavers have flooded your backyard, or bears have looted your bird feeders, then you won't want to miss Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds.

Join award-winning journalist and author Jim Sterba for a lecture and book signing on Wednesday, November 28, at 7pm in the Fisher Museum.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Forest Co-Hosts Tour of Farm Property

On November 3, the Harvard Forest and the Petersham Historical Society co-hosted a public open house for a farm property that Harvard Forest acquired in 2008. Visitors were able to tour the renovated Bryant farmhouse, get a closer look at the 1760s-era barn, meet contemporary members of the Bryant family, and learn about Harvard Forest's effort clearing the old pastures for small-scale farming and livestock. Horse-drawn wagon rides led by the head of the Harvard Forest Woods Crew carried visitors to further explore the property with local historians.

Monday, November 5, 2012

"Ants of New England" Book News and Events

How many of New England's 130 ant species can you name?
Over the next month, the recently released Field Guide to the Ants of New England, co-authored by HF senior ecologist Aaron Ellison, will be featured at a number of public events across the state.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Museum Events to Feature Harvard Forest Keynotes

A public event series at the Harvard Museum of Natural History will feature lectures by several Harvard Forest researchers this fall. 

November 15, 6:00pm
Woodlands and Waters, Forests and Faucets: A look at Massachusetts' woods, water bodies, and water supplies for the Boston metro area
Lecture by Betsy Colburn, aquatic ecologist