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.

It seems like this first half of April, now in the rearview mirror, has given us many mornings of sub-freezing temperatures and grey, brooding skies.  Despite the chill though, mornings on the floodplain have been ringing with birdsong  that grows daily in variety.  Walking the Conservation Cente

It’s an unmistakable sound.

One that elicits memories, sights and scents of events long ago. It recalls the joy of youth, the possibility of a spring evening. But it can also incite insomnia and the blind rage that accompanies it.

Passover on the Jewish Calendar, Holy week on the Christian Calendar, Muskrat Week on the Floodplain Calendar.

The redwing blackbirds were back on Saturday, or at least that’s when I first heard them. 

The last few weeks as we alternate between snow storms and hints of spring I’ve been keeping a close eye on the snow in my backyard.  The yard is tiny and I’m in Concord, right in town, so you wouldn’t think there’d be much to see.   But for animals that are comfortable in close proximity with pe

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.