Often when we’re waiting for spring, we are looking for warm weather and wildflowers as our first marker that the season has arrived. But there’s another sign of spring in the air: birdsong! While some birds stay in New Hampshire all winter, others are just now returning to us after wintering further south. Here are a few migrants you can expect to see around New Hampshire now! We’ve included recordings of their calls as well as pictures–if you’re interested in birding, learning even just a few bird calls is a great way to get started.
A worksheet that helps students think about the changes spring brings and encourages them to explore nature in their own backyard. And a scavenger hunt for things they might find outside their windows.
By: Xandri Clifton, SCA Interpretive Ranger for Greenfield and Monadnock State Parks With the shift into Spring (or mud season as I hear it called here) some of our part-time residents have made their way back into the state. I’ve made a list of some of my favorites to look out for, in your backyard […]
This trip is bound to satisfy Mom and the kids alike. Start the day by dropping by the Seacoast Science Center (located within the park); holding sea stars, browsing their aquariums, and learning about marine life. Then, walk the trails around the Odiorne Point State Park looking for signs of spring, exploring the old military […]
Hiking into Spalding Town Forest from Silver Lake State Park Starting from Silver Lake State Park, a network of hiking trails spreads out through Spalding Town Forest, entering conservation land, looping around Parker Pond and traversing the edge of Dunklee Pond. There are some really interesting wetland areas to explore and lots of chances to […]
The journeys and adventures I’ve had in the park pale in comparison to the journeys and adventures I’ve had with my new friends here. I’ve found that the combination of those two have made my experience here truly spectacular! As the Bear Brook Interpretive Ranger I have an exciting opportunity to experience the different moods, […]
Mount Monadnock is a pristine mountain tucked into the southwest corner of New Hampshire. Many people come to hike the peak each year. Monadnock State Park offers many trails to the top for all skill levels. On this journey we decided to take the Birchtoft Trail to the summit. Along our way, we were able […]
Taylor Mill is a historical site tucked into a small corner of Derry New Hampshire. The site, which is a joint venture of New Hampshire State Parks and The Division of Forests and Lands, lies in a less traveled section of the state. I came across the site by accident. Stumbling upon a picture of […]
Odiorne Point State Park is a beautiful park tucked into the seacoast of New Hampshire. Many people come here to picnic or to explore the tide pools at the waters edge. There are many reasons Odiorne is a paradise by the sea. Yet there is also so much more to discover here. Odiorne Point has […]
Pillsbury State Park in Washington, New Hampshire became a state park in 1952, and includes 2,400 acres of land donated to the state as far back as 1920. The park’s total area now protects over 5,000 acres of beautiful forests, lakes, ponds, and streams. There are lots of things to do in the park besides […]