Forest Society Blog - News & Features

Birds are always spectacular in May. Now, more of us are actually watching and listening carefully. To quote Hall of Fame Baseball legend Yogi Berra: “You can observe a lot by watching."

We heard you! For the Forest Society's many members who are interested in viewing our Facebook Lunchtime Live episodes on a separate platform from social media, we have posted past Fireside Fridays and Virtual Field Trips here.

Since the Berry family's winter hike two months ago, they have walked a lot of new trails — even if they've only made it halfway. And for the time being, they are grateful to be healthy and be outside.

Check out our new Easement Lands Guide for even more outdoor recreation opportunities! The lands we've highlighted are Conservation Easement Properties on land owned by towns, other organizations or individuals.

Since mid-March, my family and I have been doing a lot of walking in the woods. Daily hikes on quiet, local trails have become our sanity in this constricted and complicated reality that we are living in.

Here are a few recommendations from the Forest Society’s staff for you to watch, read, and listen to now that we're all staying closer to home.

 

New Hampshire State Forester Brad Simpkins recently left the position in order to take a new job with the U.S. Forest Service’s Cooperative Fire Program in Durham.

Photographer Ellen Kenny is a frequent visitor to the Concord Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area. She shares some recent observations and wildlife photographs.

Wood ducks are "dabbling" ducks: feeding on the surface of the water and not diving for food. They eat pond weeds, berries, seeds, aquatic insects and even acorns.