20 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.

Something Wild Dave Anderson, Chris Martin

    • Science
    • 4.3 • 98 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: 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 tracks its prey using UV vision.

    • 5 min
    Something Wild: In Maine, will fewer moose mean healthier moose?

    Something Wild: In Maine, will fewer moose mean healthier moose?

    We talk with the Maine state moose biologist, about the state’s study of an innovative moose population management approach. Does fewer moose mean fewer winter ticks, and a healthier moose population?

    • 5 min
    Something Wild: Tracking the acorn boom and bust

    Something Wild: Tracking the acorn boom and bust

    Some years there are more acorns than others, because oak trees follow a boom or bust cycle. What does this mean for the animals that depend on acorns for food — and for humans?

    • 3 min
    Something Wild: An ode to apples, wild and unharvested

    Something Wild: An ode to apples, wild and unharvested

    The season of falling apples and longer nights has arrived. Whether you go to an orchard, or stumble across a wild apple tree, it’s a chance to use all your senses.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: The animal adventurer's guide

    Something Wild: The animal adventurer's guide

    A book explores how to prowl for an owl, make snail slime and catch a frog bare-handed.

    • 4 min
    Something Wild: The bittersweet reprise of birdsong in fall

    Something Wild: The bittersweet reprise of birdsong in fall

    It can be hard to embrace the transition to fall, with shorter days and cooler temperatures. The subtle songs of birds in fall is a sweet reminder of summer if you listen carefully.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Jo33746 ,

Good and getting better!

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

New Englander in NYC ,

Makes me miss NH

The show gives a light, short, informative presentation on some aspect of nature in New Hampshire. It’s always a pleasant surprise when a new episode appears

Latin teacher ,

excellent

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

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