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Kids splash in the Merrimack River on a hot day.

Forest Journal: Like a Sponge — Forests & Wetlands Worked Perfectly

August 7, 2021

Campers are a reminder that splashing, swimming and playing at making mud pies along the river’s banks are also essential services provided by a river that has shaped New Hampshire and its residents for centuries.

An osprey reacts with beak open to harrassment from grackle

Grackles hassle Ospreys at a shared nest

Ellen Kenny, Dave Anderson | June 22, 2021

Wildlife photographer Ellen Kenny recently shared a fascinating series of photos of interactions between grackles and a pair of nesting ospreys.

Game camera photo of turkey vulture on ground with wings spread

Rites of spring: birds return; not all are beautiful

Dave Anderson | May 13, 2021

After migrations of hundreds or thousands of miles, birds are returning to NH forests. Not all are renowned for voice and plumage — yet each fill an ecological niche.

A closeup of male red maple flowers under female flowers.

Something Wild: Tree Sex

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Emily Quirk | April 23, 2021

Pollen is incredibly important to our survival, so we should give it the credit it deserves.

A group of masked hikers poses in front of a sign on the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway trail.

Forest Notes: Venturing Out on the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway

Ryan Smith | April 2, 2021

The Venture Out Project trips mean so much to the people in the LGBTQ+ community who are searching for a respite from the real world and a chance to bond with others like them in a whole new way.

A boy in snow boots stands near an icy lake holding a pinwheel.

Forest Journal: Spring forward and embrace the mud

Anna Berry | March 14, 2021

Recreating responsibly means considering mud, masks, and more as you explore the outdoors in March and April.

A yellow crocus pokes through the snow.

Springtime Arrives with the Smallest of Signs

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Emily Quirk | March 5, 2021

Take heart winter-weary friends. The first pulses of springtime arrive in the smallest of signs.

A brook trout is pictured in the water.

Acclaimed Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series Starts in March

Anna Berry | February 22, 2021

The annual series has moved online this year, with experts exploring topics ranging from restoring wildlife habitat to foraging for edible native plants.