Distant Hill Events for 2023

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”  Socrates

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Become an Animal Adventurer with Susie Spikol

Saturday, August 26 - 10:00 - 11:00 am



Join Susie Spikol, naturalist and author of 'The Animal Adventurer's Guide: How to Prowl for an Owl, Make Snail Slime, and Catch a Frog-Barehanded' for a morning of adventure! Tune into your senses and wake up the animal adventurer inside of you. Play games, look closely at bones, skulls, and scat, make your own binoculars to take home, and learn to walk as quiet as a bobcat.


Join us on August 26th at 10am! A perfect way to spend a Saturday morning.



Mushroom Meander and Fungi Foray

Thursday, August 31 - 4:00 to 5:00 pm


Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin, mushroom enthusiast George Caughey, and Distant Hill CEO (Chief Environmental Observer) Michael Nerrie, to search for the fantastic fungi of summer. From edible bear's head tooth and coral tooth mushrooms, to waxy caps and puffballs, with some wolf’s milk slime thrown in for good measure, come get your ‘shroom on!


Registration is Required

HAPPENING RAIN OR SHINE ... but hoping for rain!

'Mason Goes Mushrooming' Children's Mushroom Art Workshop with Melany Kahn

Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:00 to 2:30 pm


Melany offers an animated reading of her wonderful children's book, Mason Goes Mushrooming, complete with commentary. The reading will be followed by an interactive Q&A session and some hands on mushroom art projects.


Melany will have a selection of wild and cultivated mushrooms available for the kiddos to learn to identify. They will be able to touch, smell, and observe the mushrooms up close, then use them as still-life models for their own illustrations and artwork with watercolors. There will also be a clay art session where the children can shape and paint their own mushroom to take home.

A great way for children to learn about mushrooms and mushroom foraging!


Registration is Required

Invasive Plant Workshop

Thursday, September 28 - 2:00 to 5:00 pm


Join us for an informative and hands-on Invasive Plant Workshop


Many non-native plants in the U.S. have become problematic invaders of native and managed ecosystems. With climate change, a new wave of invasive species may be at our doorstep. This workshop will discuss what makes plants invasive, and look at many of the current invasive plants in the Northeast, along with some common plants that have the potential to become invasive in the not too distant future.


Join UNH Extension foresters Mike Gagnon from Hillsborough County and Matt Kelly from Cheshire County to learn about the various issues, characteristics, identifying features, and control measures of some of the most aggressive non-native plants found in New England.


Reservation is Required