Forest Society Blog - News & Features

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.

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.