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.

During the late summer and fall, coyotes really "yip it up." Despite what you can learn on Youtube, their yips and howls are family communications that have nothing to do with bloodthirsty predators circling for the kill.

There is a common misconception that wild turkeys were once extinct in New Hampshire but have since returned.  Extinction is often confused with extirpation but they are actually two entirely different concepts.

       On one of our recent hot, humid nights, I couldn’t sleep, so I got up and stumbled through the darkness to the kitchen for a drink of water. On my way back to bed, a long, plaintive, screechy sound floated in through the open living room window.

This week on Something Wild we further demonstrate that nature is everywhere…by going inside. We’re at the Currier Museum of Art looking at an exhibit of prints by John James Audubon from about 175 years ago. 

The car crossing a rural NH highway bridge in front of me missed the turtle's shell by eighteen inches. I made a mental note - "turtle in the road, likely a painted turtle... not a snapper, too small."

Every spring, many species of amphibians undergo a migration to vernal pools - frequently during "Big Nights" when very large numbers of amphibians move all at once to these isolated, temporary pools that serve as their breeding grounds. In February, Dave Anderson wrote about

Something Wild takes pride in introducing residents of the state to the wonder in the wild that surrounds us all.

The 2015 Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series concluded Tuesday, March 31 at Fox Forest in Hillsboro. A total of 163 people attended the four presentations focused on the history of changing NH land use - from forests to farms and back again.