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.

Earlier this week on my way to work I cast my eye skyward to see sunny blue skies with few clouds. The voice on the radio was telling me to expect 1-3 inches of snow later in the day, and even went so far as to predict what time the snow would start falling in my part of the state.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series / March 2016

All programs take place on Tuesday evenings in March from 7 to 8:30 pm at the NH Division of Forests and Lands’ Caroline Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, Hillsborough, NH.

Some Creatures Great & Small in the Granite State

We’ve been hearing a LOT about porcupines this year.

They seem to be everywhere! It’s positively a plague of porcupines!

As I tromped through brush and scrambled over downed trees to the edge of a wetland to find a beaver dam the other day, I realized that 1) I felt happy, 2) I didn’t care what time it was, and 3) I was completely engrossed by an intriguing question.

It was troubling to learn about a family of black bears – the mother sow with four cubs dubbed the “Jackson Five”- that were likely compromised by people intentionally feeding them.

Black bears

Fallen Fruit Fuels A Feast

The season of fallen apples and longer nights has arrived… I’m reaping an unexpected harvest of wildlife photos from this year’s bumper fruit tree crop.

You may be familiar with hoarders (not the TV show, but same idea).  In nature, a hoarder will hide food in one place.  Everything it gathers will be stored in a single tree or den.  But for some animals one food cache isn't enough.  We call these animals scatter hoarders.