Forest Society Blog - News & Features

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.

It's the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, created in 1970 to advance environmental protections.

April marks the retirement of longtime Vice President of Public Policy & Reservation Stewardship Will Abbott. But instead of saying farewell, we’re celebrating the incredible conservation work that Will has accomplished over his tenure with the Forest Society (and also because we’re lucky to have him staying on in a limited capacity).

When a road trip north isn’t an option, Maria Finnegan relies on Nashua’s network of rail trails or takes a walk in a local park. Unfortunately, the Coronoavirus has made getting some fresh air a bit more complicated.

The golden eagle atop the NH State House dome in Concord isn't alone in the skies over the State Capitol. Photographer and naturalist Ellen Kenny recently captured images of a mature Bald Eagle catching a fish from the banks of the Merrimack River.

A farewell letter from Will Abbott after his 15-year tenure at the Forest Society. He'll stay on in a part-time capacity to help the Forest Society manage its rebuilding project at The Rocks.

The pressing concern for many in the environmental community is that the Department of Environmental Services has proposed changing one of the standards it uses to issue Alternation of Terrain permits.

Eggs are a perennial symbol of Easter and Passover. No coincidence. The season of rebirth begins with breeding seasons and eggs containing the embryonic continuance of life.

Nature is our ally during this difficult time. It has the power to soothe, uplift and restore. We are pleased to see people across the Granite State experiencing the restorative powers of a simple walk in the woods, and are equally pleased that most are heeding the message to enjoy those benefits locally and only when a place is not crowded.