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Rat-a-tat-tat. Showers of acorns hit the ground and tapped our heads as my husband and I hiked the Appalachian Trail. Thousands of acorns strewn...

A couple of outdoor recreations should see a substantial uptick in interest this winter season in New Hampshire.Provided Mother Nature cooperates...

Hollowed out trees offer a second life


I can’t seem to pass a hollow tree without stopping to snoop. If there is a cavity within reach, an investigation is in order. Wear and tear around...



November is not usually the season when we think about amphibians, but the other day as I moved a log near the edge of my garden, I was surprised...

There’s nothing barren about pine barrens


Pine barrens are certainly piney — but they’re not the least bit barren. They were so named not because they lack life, but because colonists found...

Fungi of the forest


A walk in the woods during fall is likely to reveal an array of forest fungi. Ranging from delicate, tan mini-umbrellas to fleshy, white softballs...

Shedding light on the stars


I’ve always been sorry I don’t know more about the stars and galaxies. I was especially sorry a few weeks ago when I went out early one morning...



Lately, when walking in the woods, I feel like I should be wearing a hard hat. Acorns are raining down, thunking on the ground, pinging on metal...

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