45 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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    • 4.3 • 107 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 cold is it? Check the rhododendron!

    Something Wild: How cold is it? Check the rhododendron!

    A phenomenon called "thermonasty" causes rhododendron leaves to curl up when it’s really cold out. This adaptation allows these broad-leaved evergreens to thrive in the doubly-challenging conditions of damp soil and freezing temperatures.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: How shed antlers benefit N.H.'s forests

    Something Wild: How shed antlers benefit N.H.'s forests

    There's a reason you may never have found an antler in the woods, despite N.H.'s population of 100,000 deer (not to mention a few thousand moose). Shed antlers provide nutrients to a whole host of forest-dwellers who recognize their value.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: The fir wave phenomenon and other challenges in NH's White Mountains

    Something Wild: The fir wave phenomenon and other challenges in NH's White Mountains

    The weather in New Hampshire’s White Mountains has, over millennia, created forests that are specifically suited to extreme weather conditions.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: How do their feet not freeze off?

    Something Wild: How do their feet not freeze off?

    Adaptations in many species in New Hampshire allows them to flourish in the cold winter temperatures. It’s also why you see more trees with light-colored bark the farther north you go.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: Is NH’s spruce grouse the most audacious of the gallinaceous?

    Something Wild: Is NH’s spruce grouse the most audacious of the gallinaceous?

    The elusive yet bold spruce grouse is a little-known New Hampshire inhabitant that relies on forests that are specifically adapted to colder temperatures.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: The 12 Birds of Christmas - NH Style

    Something Wild: The 12 Birds of Christmas - NH Style

    'Tis the season for Christmas carols! Something Wild decided to rewrite the "12 Days of Christmas" and put the focus on New Hampshire birds.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

2021imafan2 ,

Five stars if it were longer

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

Jo33746 ,

Good and getting better!

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

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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