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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.”
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.
On May 28 Lauren Kras, president of the NH Seacoast Audubon and Forest Society easement steward, led a group of about 40 birders on a walk through the Powder Major’s Farm and Forest land to identify and learn about migrating birds that are arriving in the Northeast at this time of year.
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.
The North American Wood Frog has developed an impressive strategy for surviving cold New England winters. It doesn't seek warmth as other animals do. The wood frog goes with the cold and actually freeze in the winter months. Come spring, it thaws out, ready for mating season.