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Something Wild: The Many Benefits of Antlers

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Jessica Hunt | December 3, 2021

Decreased daylight lowers testosterone, which causes the connection between antler and skull to weaken and the antlers to fall off. In New Hampshire this typically happens in January, although it can vary. But that’s NOT the end of the story!

Something Wild: What's it like inside a beaver lodge?

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Jessica Hunt | November 8, 2021

Beaver dams create an entire ecosystem that allows birds, insects and other animals to flourish.

Something Wild: Caring for the Forest Floor - Don't Rake ALL the Leaves!

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin | October 23, 2021

The impulse for meticulous landscaping that extends beyond the edge of the lawn, beyond the vegetable garden and your stone wall, is actually harming the species that call the forest home.

Yellow leaves of a Red Maple in morning sunlight October

Something Wild: Foliage tourists look for maples, not oaks

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Jessica Hunt | October 8, 2021

Did summer oak defoliation affect fall foliage season?

A merlin sits on a tree branch.

Something Wild: Get to Know the Merlin: A Raptor Expanding Its Territory in N.H.

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin | September 30, 2021

Merlins, small falcons, used to be found only in northern N.H.. They have been expanding their breeding range south across New England over the past several decade

A bald-faced hornet nest is pictured close to a house's eaves.

Something Wild: Ouch! What Just Stung Me?

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin | September 13, 2021

As the fall approaches, wasps and hornets get more aggressive. How can you tell what's buzzing around, and when it's safe to get rid of a nest?

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 girl sticks her tongue out under a steel tap for a taste of sap.

Something Wild: New Hampshire's Liquid Gold

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Emily Quirk | March 26, 2021

For some, maple sugaring is a perennial ritual, painstakingly completed as we usher out the bitter wisps of winter, and embrace balmier, brighter days of early spring.