NATURAL SCIENCE

Visiting a forest along one of our major rivers, such as the Connecticut, in late spring is like entering a special world. Big silver maples tower...

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

I’ve taken to wandering the night lately — one of the pleasures of having a puppy. Willow, my pup, and I walk at all hours, from twilight to...

Feeding deer in winter can have negative effects

2/25/19

A few winters back, there was a doe who frequented our compost heap. The garden fence around it proved an inadequate barrier, as she simply hopped...

‘The Quiet Parlor  Of the Fishes’

1/27/19

When I’m skiing or skating across a pond, I observe the shoreline, surrounding hills, islands, maybe a woodpecker or blue jay winging its way to...

Hundreds of years ago, haunting bugle-like calls echoed through these hills and valleys. The sounds were made by bull elk to attract mates and fend...

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...

‘Flunker Moth’ Named in Vt.

11/19/18

In early November, I flicked on the porch light and took out the trash. In the brief time it took, a couple of late-season moths found their way to...

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