Forest Society Blog - News & Features

Latin Names, Common Flowers

by Dave Anderson for NHPR's "Something Wild"

When used outside the halls of academia and horticultural societies, proper biological names of plants – Latin names – can alienate the public as surely as formal religious services recited in…. Latin.

Great Blue Herons are familiar summer residents of inland New Hampshire. As the largest of all North American herons, they can stand four feet tall.

New Federal Funding for Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership

Congressman Paul Hodes secures first-time appropriation for regional conservation effort

The harmless and beautiful milk snake – formerly called a “house adder” – wears a distinctive pattern of black-rimmed brown patches along its tan body. Milk snakes eat a wide range of food from mice to other snakes. In the wild, snakes do not eat or grow during winter.

Jennifer Platt Hopkins Photographs on Display at Conservation Center

 

Conservation Projects Help Protect Great Bay Water Quality

It’s a celebrated evening in April when the sheep shearer arrives. On countless New Hampshire sheep farms, spring shearing has signaled a definitive end of winter for centuries. After months of winter confinement to house and barn, both farmer and sheep are liberated.

Key Conservation Projects to Receive Federal Funding

The federal fiscal year 2009 omnibus appropriations bill was recently passed by Congress. The bill included funding for several Forest Society conservation priorities: