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Here’s one way to think about the latest effort by New Hampshire Fish and Game to support pollinators: It’s the skinniest environmental program in...

Woolly bears are on the move

11/3/19

Woolly bear caterpillars seem to be everywhere these days — creeping across the lawn, along the road when I’m walking the dog, hidden in the wilted...

WILDER — Minutes into a bird-watching walk around Kilowatt Park last week, four naturalists from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies spied a bald...

A grouse by any other name

10/21/19

On spring evenings, just before dark, I used to hear a faint drumroll coming from somewhere off in the wooded hills. It sounded to me like an old...

“Squish, squash.” I was walking gingerly on a soft, spongy carpet of sphagnum moss in a northern Vermont bog. Magenta blossoms decorated the sheep...

Last February, you might have seen news stories about an impending insect apocalypse.“Huge global extinction risk.” “Plummeting insect numbers...

NEW YORK — With two pairs of fine-tipped tweezers and the hands of a surgeon, Cheryl Hayashi began dissecting the body of a silver garden spider...

A regular chore of mine is to dispose of the mice and moles trapped in our home. I place them on a 4-by-5-foot patch of dirt and rock — which I...

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