Byline: By RUTH SMITH

The first snow may have disappeared so it’s hard to find animal tracks, but there are other wildlife signs that can be observed regardless of snow...

Pine cones and seed pods and acorns, oh my!We are all being challenged to think differently about the upcoming holidays and find innovative ways to...

WINTER IS COMING

11/11/20

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...

RAINING ACORNS

10/14/20

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...

TIME TO TRAVEL

9/8/20

Many people have curtailed travel plans this year because of COVID-19 but the virus has not interrupted travel plans for migrating birds. They are...

FINDING FERNS

8/5/20

At this time of year many people, not just gardeners, think about plants. Gardens are lush with flowers and ripening vegetables. Meadows, wetlands...

What’s in a name?

7/14/20

Getting into the clear, refreshing water of a lake or pond is one of the things I enjoy most about summer. When it comes to choosing a place to...

Early summer is upon us and the spring soundtrack of bird songs has begun to diminish. Courtship refrains are no longer the birds’ priorities. As...

miscellaneous menus

5/11/20

Many of us have modified our eating habits lately because of closed restaurants and changed food distribution systems. However, our wild neighbors...

Land nesters

4/17/20

If ever there was a time to look to nature for some grounding, a place to escape and a reminder of normalcy, this is one of those times. Recently...

Meet New Hampshire’s owls

3/6/20

As the days get longer, songbirds begin to whistle their spring tunes. But it’s not just the daytime birds that herald the change of season. Up to...

Happy Ground Hog Day!

2/1/20

Perhaps by the time you read this we’ll know if the ground hog saw its shadow and how much more winter we have to endure – or not!The tradition of...

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