Something Wild: Adaptation Or Anomaly?02/27/15
It all started with a black squirrel. These rare creatures aren't a separate species - they're your garden variety gray squirrel, but a genetic mutation...
Something Wild: Creatures In The Night
Wildlife tracks in the snow indicate of a lot of coming and going in the nighttime world. Why are so many animals active, given their limited ability to...
The Call Of The Wild
Every moment of our lives add up to the people we are today but some of those moments have a bit more of an impact. That turning point when you realize...
Something Wild: How Owls Spend The Winter
Spring is here! Well, sort of. Technically, spring doesn't start for another six weeks. But some stoic yankees say that winter begins in New Hampshire...
The Natural Year Begins Anew
Even as we stare down the barrel of the coldest, darkest days of early January, the earliest signs of spring will soon begin anew - even before the...
Something Wild: Cold In New Hampshire
Right now the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun. Light enters our atmosphere at a much shallower angle and for fewer hours each day. To...
Something Wild: 12 Days of Christmas NH Redux
Tis the season for Christmas carols but at Something Wild one in particular captures our attention: The Twelve Days of Christmas. There are a lot of...
Something Wild: Forest Succession
"Forest succession" is a pattern of plant regeneration that begins when a plot of land is left to its own devices. The first phase of this succession is...
Something Wild: What Is Torpor? (And Other Techniques For Surviving...
Here at Something Wild, we’ve been thinking a lot about winter and the different strategies animals use to get through these cold, harsh months. There...
Something Wild: The American Chestnut
Thanksgiving leftovers in my kitchen include Chinese chestnut-stuffing. Most people know that our American chestnut trees were decimated by an Asian...
Something Wild: Are Golden Eagles Returning To The Granite State?
November is a great time to spot golden eagles. They are a rare sight in New Hampshire, but they do pass through the state on their annual migration....
Something Wild: The Sandhill Cranes Of New Hampshire
You know how New Hampshire likes to be first in the nation when it comes to politics? Well, it turns out we’re stragglers in another category: sandhill...
Want To See Death & Decay This Halloween? Look No Further Than Your...
Forget about spooky black cats, witches, ghosts and goblins; think about what happens to your pumpkin. Halloween is indeed well-timed to the season of...
Something Wild: Caring For The Forest Floor
Today’s topic is perfect for the fall season: cleaning up the leaves. Yes, it’s that time of year again, and if you hate raking as much as we do we’ve...
Something Wild: Wild Apples
October brings crisp air and crisp apples. An October tradition I recommend is searching for the perfect wild apple. Admittedly, most wild apples are...
Yellow Jacket Season
Forests are often bone dry at the end of the hot summer. When dusty leaves of poison ivy and wild grape vines display the first crimson tinge of fall,
Howl of the Wild
During the late summer and fall, coyotes really "yip it up." Despite what you can learn on Youtube, their yips and howls are family communications that
Our Favorite (Crooked) Trees
It's the most unusually-shaped trees in the forest that fire the human imagination. After all, the misshapen, warped, multi-trunked, split and hollowed
NH's Dragonflies Abound
We’re standing up to our shins in Turkey Pond, on a warm July morning with Pam Hunt, a biologist with New Hampshire Audubon who has spent the last five
Trails Week – Paying It Forward
Mount Monadnock is allegedly the most-climbed mountain in the western hemisphere. Recently, I attended Monadnock Trail Week event from July 12th to 16th
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