TAKE ME OUTSIDE

This week is National Pollinator Week (June 20-26), a time to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and to encourage people to protect...

There’s been quite a bit in the news about the shortage of Christmas trees this year, so for those of us who prefer fresh trees, perhaps we can’t...

MUSHROOM MADNESS

10/16/21

The wet weather of the past few months put a damper on some outdoor activities, but it provided great conditions for a bumper crop of wild...

The scoop on soil

9/20/21

We often call it dirt, but the soil beneath our feet, in our gardens and under the plants of the forests and fields is far more than grit and mud...

TREE CITY CONTINUES TO GROW

8/25/21

Did you know that Concord has been an official Tree City for 23 years? It makes sense because if you look around you’ll see trees downtown, in...

Summer is the season when we spend more time near lakes and ponds, where it’s common to hear or see some of New Hampshire’s 10 species of frogs...

It’s Mother’s Day – a perfect day to get to know one of New Hampshire’s most unusual wild mothers. As North America’s only marsupial, the opossum...

Hostile takeover

2/17/21

On Jan. 19, David Brooks reported on a plan to remove some invasive plants that have taken over the banks of the Merrimack River near Fort Eddy...

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...

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...

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...

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