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.

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

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