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.

The Commission to Study the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Fish and Game Department Operations released its final on November 20, 2018.  The Commission members did not reach a consensus on the actions needed to strengthen the Department’s capacity to carry out its mission.  Instead, the repo

As we hunker down for the winter weather, we’re frequently too preoccupied with what is in our front yards that we tend not to notice what isn’t there. The snow and ice have muscled out the grass, and the chilly sounds of the north wind have blown away the dawn chorus that woke us this summer.

Andy Deegan was filling birdfeeders and letting the dog out in the early morning gloom when he encountered what he thought might be “the biggest squirrel I’ve ever heard” scrambling up a large white pine just outside his New London home.  It turned out to be a bear cub - an orphan.

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 a.m.

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

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