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Bobcat’s Tail: 100 years since the last passenger pigeon

Friday, August 22, 2014

Imagine for a minute a bird that flies in flocks so enormous that they blot out the sun, taking hours to pass and in such intensity of sound that you’d swear a freight train was passing near. Imagining is the now only way you can experience the passenger pigeon. It has been extinct for 100 years. Martha, the last known … 0

Keene: Antioch alums beat back beech to help restore woods

Friday, August 22, 2014

The American beech is a stalwart of the New England forest and a favorite of wildlife who thrive on its mast crop, beechnuts. But today the beech, threatened by disease, often ends up as a scrubby and aggressive competitor and pushes out other tree species. An intern for the Monadnock Conservancy and a new graduate of Antioch University New England’s Department of Environmental … 0

Concord: New report: Electric cars are putting the brakes on pollution

Friday, August 22, 2014

Electric vehicles could prevent more than 162,000 metric tons of climate-changing carbon pollution annually in New Hampshire by 2025, according to a new Environment New Hampshire report. That’s the equivalent of saving more than 18 million gallons of gasoline per year, or eliminating tailpipe pollution from 34,000 of today’s cars and trucks. Now, with strong implementation of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Staring into the Eyes of the Eastern Coyote

Thursday, April 24, 2014

It was a bright Saturday afternoon in March when my son and I were driving home from a fairly remote spot in Hancock. We were on our way back from pulling a disk of images from my game … 0

Monadnock Earth Journal: Ubuntu: What it means to be human

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ubuntu. The word doesn’t translate perfectly into English, but in the Nguni languages of southern Africa, it is the sum of all it means to be human, to be one of the human family. It means even though … 0

Reimers Reason: A few tips on participating in planning and zoning hearings

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some proposed developments generate a lot of interest, and the planning and zoning board hearings considering those developments often are crowded and, sometimes, contentious. Often, landowners who abut a proposed development have concerns that the development will have … 0

Francestown: Town lands future easement interest

Monday, March 10, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — Residents and the Conservation Commission continued to show strong support last week for properties now under conservation easement. The protected land is considered a destination hike for picnics and includes the town’s only waterfall. The Conservation Commission held a public hearing last Monday night to gather … 0

Wilton: Frye easement on the agenda

Monday, March 3, 2014

WILTON — Multiple town boards have taken a stance on a petition article asking the town to contribute to an easement on land abutting the High Mowing School this year — both for and against. On Wednesday, proponents of the warrant article will hold a public meeting led … 0

Students finding their sustainability voices

Friday, February 21, 2014

This year, Franklin Pierce students took part in a “shout-out” to kick off a campaign called “Voices: Engaging Communication in Sustainability” being conducted by the student-run Pierce Media Group. Funded by a New England Campus Sustainability Forum mini-grant, its goals are to empower students with technical and professional … 0

The Bobcat’s Tail: Right around the corner: the great amphibian migration

Friday, February 21, 2014

It may be late winter, but if you’re a fan of amphibians, you’re already thinking about spring. The Harris Center for Conservation Education is planning for this spring’s big amphibian migration by training volunteers to serve on salamander … 0

Concord: State forest nursery tree seedlings still available

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The New Hampshire State Forest Nursery, which has been in operation for more than 100 years, continues to accept orders for bare-root tree and shrub seedlings for delivery in spring 2014. Because of the popularity of the program and limited availability, some items have sold out. The Nursery … 0

Keene: Ecologist to speak on landscape design

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Cheshire County Conservation District will be hosting Jeff Littleton, the Principle Ecologist of Moosewood Ecological LLC in a talk exploring how to minimize impacts on the natural environment while creating an outdoor living space.   On March 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Keene Public Library, … 0

Hooksett: ‘Welcome Spring’ gardening symposium held March 22

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Master Gardener Association and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will sponsor the annual Welcome Spring Symposium on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Robert Frost Hall on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett. The Symposium … 0