19 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 Trees" status to stone walls that perforate 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 produced by Emily Quirk.

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    • 4.3 • 90 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 Trees" status to stone walls that perforate 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 produced by Emily Quirk.

    Something Wild: Keep An Eye Out for Rough-Legged Hawks

    Something Wild: Keep An Eye Out for Rough-Legged Hawks

    The rough-legged hawk is an Arctic visitor that spends the winter in New Hampshire. It has a unique ability to hover in mid-air while hunting, and can track its prey using UV vision.

    • 5 min
    Something Wild: What's it like inside a beaver lodge?

    Something Wild: What's it like inside a beaver lodge?

    Beaver dams create an entire ecosystem that allows birds, insects and other animals to flourish. That’s why beavers are a keystone species; their presence improves habitat. But what's it like under all the sticks and mud of a beaver lodge?

    • 3 min
    Something Wild: Caring For The Forest Floor

    Something Wild: Caring For The Forest Floor

    Permission to put down the rake. It's a win-win for you and the forest eco-system this fall.

    • 3 min
    Something Wild: Will summer defoliation affect fall foliage?

    Something Wild: Will summer defoliation affect fall foliage?

    We take for granted the colorful foliage every year in N.H. But some 30,000 acres of oak forest were defoliated this summer by the re-emergence of lymantria, an invasive species. How will this affect our color this fall?

    • 5 min
    Get to Know the Merlin: A Raptor Expanding Its Territory in N.H.

    Get to Know the Merlin: A Raptor Expanding Its Territory in N.H.

    Merlins, small falcons, used to be found only in northern N.H.. They have been expanding their breeding range south across New England over the past several decades.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: Ouch! What Just Stung Me?

    Something Wild: Ouch! What Just Stung Me?

    As the fall approaches, wasps and hornets get more aggressive. How can you tell what's buzzing around, and when is it safe to get rid of a nest?

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Jo33746 ,

Good and getting better!

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

Latin teacher ,

excellent

Well-researched, well-thought-out and well-narrated by NH foresters.

brocoolman ,

Sad

It’s telling me how the world is being different every day

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