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Byline: By BRETT AMY THELEN

10/5/20

New England is home to dozens of species of mammals, hundreds of varieties of birds, and tens of thousands of different insects, but only one...

The living light of bioluminescent organisms like fireflies, anglerfish, and marine plankton is legendary. The dazzling light shows put on by...

The living light of bioluminescent organisms like fireflies, anglerfish, and marine plankton is legendary. The dazzling light shows put on by...

The Outside Story: Frozen frogs underfoot

2/24/20

Every once in a while, as I’m tramping through the winter woods on my snowshoes, it occurs to me that I am walking on top of frogs. In winter, our...

A leafy, creepy carnivore

9/22/19

As a kid, I was fascinated and terrified by the idea of carnivorous plants. Growing up in suburban New Jersey, my only exposure to this subset of...

Forty years ago, amid the surge of legislation that accompanied the rise of the modern environmental movement, New Hampshire passed its first...

Some Birds Built to Eat ‘Boozy’ Berries

12/3/18

It’s the time of year when the landscape is laid bare, the ground is impenetrable with frost and flying insects have faded into memory. As fall...

Onset of Fall  Brings to Mind Saw-Whet Owl

11/5/18

Every autumn, when the air tastes of apples and leaves crunch underfoot, my thoughts turn to tiny owls — northern saw-whet owls (Aegolius acadicus)...

Outside Story: Roadkill Is Rarely Random

11/6/17

Every so often, my friend David texts me a picture of roadkill. A fisher trailing a single strand of blood-red sinew. A wind-roused pile of...

The first time I saw nighthawks migrating through downtown Keene, N.H., I acted like a complete lunatic. Dozens of the slender birds were gliding...



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