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a snapping turtle snout protrudes above the water

The submersible lifestyle of aquatic turtles

Dave Anderson, Ellen Kenny | June 23, 2022

By latter June and for most of the summer, snapping turtles are aquatic, rarely leaving water.

a closeup of a gypsy moth caterpillar munching on green oak leaf

Forestry Friday: Using Invasive Species as a Learning Tool

June 8, 2022

Caterpillars can be a great opportunity to introduce young children to the wonders of the natural world.

The team sits on a bench on the floodplain in spring.

Something Wild: How to remember bird songs

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Jessica Hunt | June 3, 2022

Birds are singing everywhere this time of year, making it a great time to practice identifying birds by their songs and calls.

A pile of morels in a basket.

Forest Journal: A Few More Days of Morel Season

Carrie Deegan | May 25, 2022

There is one mushroom that bucks the seasonal trend, sprouting brazenly in spring with enough chutzpah to drive the local mushroom enthusiasts crazy: the morel.

a smiling naturalist holds a spotted turtle moved from road

Turtle Nesting Season - Why Did The Turtle Cross The Road?

Dave Anderson | May 18, 2022

The slow journey to and from ancestral nesting grounds often takes turtles across busy roadways.

A bluebird perches on a branch in winter.

Something Wild: How You Can Help Bluebirds

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Jessica Hunt | May 6, 2022

Bluebirds are a familiar harbinger of spring, and they're also a conservation success story.

Looking up at a white ash tree outside the home of the author.

Forest Notes: The Future of Ash Trees in New England

Stacie Hernandez | April 28, 2022

What happens when a non-native herbivore sets up shop in New Hampshire?

Unfurlig fiddleheads shine in the early morning light in a floodplain forest

Something Wild: Celebrating Earth Day (Literally)

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Jessica Hunt | April 26, 2022

The increasing angle of the late April sun and warming of the soil are agents of great spring transformations.