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.

Years ago, we stacked some timber next to the woodshed near the Conservation Center's Rathbun House parking lot. Unfortunately, the wood got buried by the snowplow and forgotten. Last Monday, July 10, I finally decided to dig out and salvage what I could.

Like many homeowners, our weekends are occupied with tasks around the house and yard, particularly at this time of year.   This Saturday we had a guest who was very interested in the mowing, weeding and trimming.   Soon after I started work outside I noticed a fledgling crow.   We have crows in t

They’re out there – somewhere.

Fisher populations are down, there’s consensus among wildlife biologists at least about that much...

But why that is happening is open to debate, as is what to do about it. 

I love hiking in the winter because the snow gives me the opportunity to see animal tracks.   I live in Concord and usually walk the local trails, so I go to the same places over and over again, in every season and all kinds of weather.  On today's walk, I found an animal track bonanza by a strea

It’s no longer the “dead of winter” as woodland wildlife awaken.

A half hour after sunrise, water drips off the back porch roof, which means a mid-winter thaw, which means it’s time to head out to the woods to see what’s going on. I point my snowboots down the hill towards the brook, feeling like a kid just let out on school break.

Water is what has allowed life to generate and regenerate on this tiny blue marble of ours. Most of us would shrivel up and blow away without a water supply. And yet every year at this time water becomes scarce, surface water anyway.

On my way to work, I often stop along a section of dirt road and roll down my window to chat with a retired gentleman who takes a daily walk there.  We exchange observations about the weather, the lack or overabundance of mosquitoes, deer flies or ticks depending on the season, and when the leave