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.

Winter is always the lean time of the year, but this winter especially, biologists are expecting scarcity for all sorts of forest dwellers: birds, rodents and larger mammals.

Welcome and Thank you!

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:00am
PortsmouthNH

Learn the common names of popular tree species on a gentle stroll.  We will take a second look at leaf evidence, bark, buds, seeds, and more to assist in identification. Meet Henry, the Center for Wildlife’s non-releasable North American porcupine ambassador and learn about Henry’s favorite foods like black birch, oak, hemlock, maple, and of course acorns! Program and walk open to all ages.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Location: Creek Farm, 400 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth, NH

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am
PortsmouthNH

We have some amazing flying mammals that are skilled insect combatants.  Did you know that the FDA estimates that these wonderful bats supply us with an estimated $3.5 BILLION in free insect control?   Learn more about this native and natural mosquito control and their struggle with White-Nose Syndrome. Come meet some of the Center for Wildlife’s bat ambassadors! Optional backyard bat box building workshop follows. Program is open to all ages; parental guidance and additional fee required for bat box building.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am
PortsmouthNH

What happened here? Whose footprint is that? Join Center for Wildlife and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests to answer these questions and more! Following an environmental education program including live animal ambassadors from the Center for Wildlife, we will take a hike and identify the tracks of our local wildlife as well as the evidence of several telltale wildlife encounters! By recognizing the wing-prints of an owl catching their prey, or the midden left over by a red squirrel's snack, we can learn so much about our wildlife's winter habits!

We started the day on Appledore Island, just outside Portsmouth Harbor. The Shoals Marine Lab, resident there, traces its history back to 1928. Among the biologists spending the summer there this year were Dr. Elizabeth Craig, Tern Conservation Program Manager.

Autumn as arrived. As the leaves begin to change we want to take a moment to reflect on this year's exciting (and humid) summer season.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
PortsmouthNH

Join us for a fun and wild night of Bat$#!& Crazy Bingo and Trivia with Center for Wildlife, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and Portsmouth Brewery! Our staff and animal ambassadors will also challenge your brain with a wildlife spelling bee and trivia. Enjoy the games, raffle prizes, and delicious and locally crafted beer at local favorite, the Portsmouth Brewery!

When: Friday, October 19, 2018

Time: 6-9 PM

Location: Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Kirk Dorsey wanted to be an ornithologist, so he went to Cornell University. “But I was not a particularly good student at ornithology…all the biology classes. But I was taking history classes for fun.” And in his junior year he found himself in a US Foreign Policy class.