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.

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.

A male scarlet tanager had the bad luck of smacking into a window here at the Conservation Center in Concord earlier this week.

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. 

March 20th marks the Vernal Equinox.  It's one of two points on our calendar when day and night are of equal length. More or less.

Young Forests

Important game bird habitats, old fields and sapling forests are becoming less common.

Something Wild asks: "Want to get wonky?"

There’s no way around it. This week, Something Wild is a little thick. Like hundreds of pages thick but stay with us.

In December 2015, the Forest Society began harvesting timber from the southern part of the Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest in Lempster.  The Forest Society acquired this 1,827-acre gem in 2010, and the forest management plan was completed in 2014.  This harvest is the first of several planned en