55 episodes

Something Wild has been exploring the wonder of the landscape that surrounds us in New Hampshire for over 20 years!
From the many birds that call our state home, to the trees around New Hampshire that have been granted "Big Tree" status, to stone walls that punctuate the state, we explain the behavior and science behind what we see and hear (and might take for granted) in our backyards.
Something Wild is hosted by Dave Anderson and Chris Martin, and is produced by Jessica Hunt. This program is made by New Hampshire Public Radio, in partnership with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and the New Hampshire Audubon.

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    • 4.4 • 109 Ratings

Something Wild has been exploring the wonder of the landscape that surrounds us in New Hampshire for over 20 years!
From the many birds that call our state home, to the trees around New Hampshire that have been granted "Big Tree" status, to stone walls that punctuate the state, we explain the behavior and science behind what we see and hear (and might take for granted) in our backyards.
Something Wild is hosted by Dave Anderson and Chris Martin, and is produced by Jessica Hunt. This program is made by New Hampshire Public Radio, in partnership with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and the New Hampshire Audubon.

    Something Wild: How to remember bird songs

    Something Wild: How to remember bird songs

    Learning bird songs and calls links you to a kind of birding folklore passed down from generations of birders. How many can you identify?

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: Trout are made of trees

    Something Wild: Trout are made of trees

    When we go fishing, we rarely think about trees contributing anything beyond shade. But the more wood in a stream, the more trout there are and the bigger those trout become.

    • 5 min
    Something Wild: Is this Salamander a Plant or Animal? Yes.

    Something Wild: Is this Salamander a Plant or Animal? Yes.

    Have you checked out a vernal pool this spring? The Something Wild team discovers the surprising symbiotic relationship between salamanders and algae.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: Extreme weather is both a disaster and an opportunity

    Something Wild: Extreme weather is both a disaster and an opportunity

    Heavy, wet April snow in New Hampshire snapped off saplings and uprooted trees. But in nature, disasters caused by all sorts of extreme weather are often followed by opportunities.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: Extreme weather is both a disaster and an opportunity

    Something Wild: Extreme weather is both a disaster and an opportunity

    Heavy, wet April snow snapped off saplings and uprooted trees in the state. But in nature, damage caused by all sorts of extreme weather is often followed by opportunities.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: Peepers, The Unmistakable Sound of Spring

    Something Wild: Peepers, The Unmistakable Sound of Spring

    Spring peepers spend the winter under leaf litter in a state of suspended animation. Once overnight temperatures are regularly in the 40s, they start thawing out and begin singing.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Jo33746 ,

Good and getting better!

A fun and nerdy nature walk. Friendly and informative, something I regularly look forward to.

2021imafan2 ,

Five stars if it were longer

Please continue! A few minutes is not enough! Love what you give us.

YazzFlut ,

Fun for the whole family.

Im so glad I found somethjng wild. I love the nature around us in NH and learning from these fun and informative guys is such a good time. Keep up the great work and bad jokes!

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