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.

When you take time to tune-in to winter bird and wildlife activity, you may perceive what many others – including meteorologists – miss in mere weather forecasts.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
BethlehemGrafton County, New Hampshire

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and the Ammonoosuc Chapter of NH Audubon will host noted wildlife biologist Ben Kilham for a presentation about black bears at The Rocks February 21.  A renowned black bear researcher and Lyme, N.H., resident, Kilham has shared his knowledge about bears with more than 40,000 people through his lectures. His new slide show is based on the social relationships within the black bear society.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
BethlehemGrafton County, New Hampshire

Wildlife enthusiast and longtime manager of The Rocks Nigel Manley will present a program titled “Secrets of Coyotes” for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on February 14 at 7 p.m.
Coyotes are found in every U.S. state apart from Hawaii and in all types of different ecosystems. These fascinating animals are often misunderstood because of their interactions with people and pets.

It happens every year, so don't act so surprised when the view out your window is magically transformed - often overnight - into a glistening winter wonderland. For snow enthusiasts, an inner child beckons: Come out to play!

Backyard wildlife visit orchard by night

 Along the path at the Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area in Concord I came across this young deer who seemed to be having trouble with horseflies.  

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