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.

Summer Drought Effects Include Winners and Losers

Now that autumn has officially arrived, I checked with water and wildlife experts to identify winners and losers during the prolonged drought.

The iconic call of the loon is one you’ll hear on ponds and lakes throughout the state. We’re checked in with John Cooley, Senior Biologist with the Loon Preservation Committee to learn a bit about the bird and the state of its welfare.

 

Something Wild listener and fan, Michael Carrier, wrote in recently, he said “If possible could you do a program about identifying some of the more common sounds you hear at dusk or night in New Hampshire.”

Yeah, we can do that.

One of the smartest animals in New Hampshire is more common than you think.

Annually, summer predators arrive outside our chicken coop. Three-thirty a.m. is an ungodly hour. It’s not quite morning yet and it’s not really last night anymore. Shrill squawking noises enter the open bedroom window, awakening me from my deepest sleep to slowly permeate my unconsciousness.

Why must talking turkey always be the topic du jour only in November

A male scarlet tanager had the bad luck of smacking into a window here at the Conservation Center in Concord earlier this week.

There are few sounds in nature that command your attention as effectively as the rattle of a rattlesnake. And though these snakes are not aggressive, that sound does elicit a hard-wired, innate fear response.