Wildlife

The Forest Society's mission includes conserving land that supports New Hampshire's native animals and plants, so that wildlife remains a part of our everyday world. Visit this page to explore stories, projects and stewardship related to wildlife and habitat.

There’s an odd pleasure that comes from climbing on a tractor and mowing a field. You can measure your accomplishment of the task in the neat parallel tracks that the tractor lays out behind the bushhog.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
DeeringHillsborough County, New Hampshire

The Forest Society and the Deering Conservation Commission are sponsoring this walk through the meadows of the Tom Rush Forest in Deering, NH.  This year there have been a large number of monarch butterflies in these meadows, and with the help of local naturalists, we hope to see several phases of this fascinating insect's life cycle in person!  You will learn about monarch biology and conservation, and about a local threat to NH's monarchs: invasive black swallow-wort vine.  Black swallow-wort has been identified on the Tom Rush Forest and you will get a chance to see this plant and learn

Monday, July 1, 2019 (All day)
ConcordNH

A collection of photographs, "Fauna of the Galapagos," by Godfrey (Jeff) Sluder are on display at the Forest Society's Conservation Center in Concord until the end of August 2019.

Godfrey (Jeff) Sluder has been a resident of Kingston for the last 15 years. He first became interested in using the camera when he was 19 and took a trip out West.  Since then, he has carried a camera with him wherever he goes.

The foam formed eddies on the surface of the pool as Stevens Brook rushed down and through this particular crook in the waterway in the shadow of route-89 in East Sutton, New Hampshire.

Here at Something Wild we love all things wild (even blackflies!) but sometimes it can be helpful to look beyond a single species and consider how many species interact within a given environment.

In springtime, hungry porcupines munch nutritious willow bark.

As spring tentatively unfolds around the state, (and the more diligent of us celebrate International Migratory Bird Day - 5/11) the familiar nuisance of black flies also reappears. And as annoying as we find them, as we’ve discussed earlier, they are a sign of healthy eco-system.

With two consecutive sun-filled days, the annual spring spectacle on the floodplain has been in full swing this week. The early mornings have been stunning.  Newly unfurled ferns and Canada mayflowers on the forest floor glow as though the ground were producing its own light.