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A group of staff and community members pose at the entrance to the Ammonoosuc River Forest.

Celebrating Protection of the Ammonoosuc River Forest

Anna Berry | July 12, 2022

A new angler access trail opened July 9.

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yellow and black goldfinch eating red mulberries against blue sky and green leaves

Wildlife Wednesday: Summer along the Merrimack River in Concord

Dave Anderson, Ellen Kenny | July 6, 2022

Birds and plants have co-evolved to mutually benefit: trading carbohydrates for seed distribution via fruits which birds consume and pass seeds to far-flung locations where they might germinate.

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An aerial view of the spongy moth defoliation shows some green trees against the backdrop of mountains with an expanse of brown trees.

Something Wild: A spongy moth infestation is plaguing New Hampshire forests, again

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Jessica Hunt | July 1, 2022

In certain parts of the state, you can’t miss the invasive caterpillars munching their way through the forest, just as they did last summer.

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.

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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.

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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.

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