Byline: By RUTH SMITH

Ants: More than picnic pest

7/8/19

Summer is a time for gardening, hiking, picnicking and lots of outdoor fun.It’s likely that you’ll have some six-legged companions that join you...

A sign of late spring and early summer is seeing turtles emerging from the water and perching on sunny rocks to warm themselves. Being reptiles...

A powerful force

5/4/19

In my recent travels, it’s been hard not to notice the high water in local rivers and streams. The mighty Merrimack River is up to the brink of its...

Putting on a show

4/6/19

As a naturalist, I’ve been accused of doing some pretty crazy things in search of fascinating nature sightings or memorable outdoor experiences...

Spring Ahead

3/9/19

Today we launch Daylight Savings Time, when we spring our clocks forward to take advantage of more light during our waking hours. But clocks don’t...

Roaming wild

12/4/18

Thanksgiving is behind us, but not all turkeys were destined for holiday feasts. There are plenty of wild turkeys still roaming throughout the...

Weather predictor ... or not?

11/8/18

The wooly bear caterpillar is one of the most recognizable insects found in North America. This is partly because of its large size and relative...

Leaf peeping time

10/10/18

It’s autumn, a time when our attention is drawn to leaves because of the spectacular pallet which their changing colors create on the landscape. In...

At this time of year, I often hear people say, “The goldenrod is in bloom and my allergies are acting up.” Those two things may happen at the same...

Nature’s own light show

6/29/18

This week, many communities will put on firework displays to celebrate of our nation’s birthday. On one night for a few minutes, the sky will be...

With the start of summer, if you plan to spend time around lakes and ponds or hiking in the woods, be on the lookout for New Hampshire’s state...

Piranhas of the air. New Hampshire’s state bird. Buffalo gnats.They go by many names but mostly we call them: black flies.These tiny insects, which...

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