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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.

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.

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.

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.