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Paul Basham

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A great blue heron at home. 0

April 17, 2012
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Kevin Wall scopes out a heron’s nest. 0

April 17, 2012
Nature 101

Paul discovers the rookery of a great blue heron

This past winter while I was hiking through the woods northeast of Concord, I discovered a remote beaver pond with several large nests high in some dead trees in the middle of the pond. I later mentioned this to Kevin Wall, director of Nature Education for the New Hampshire Audubon Society, and he said, "That… 0

April 17, 2012
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Believe it or not, this skunk cabbage is the first wildflower of spring. We wouldn’t recommend stopping to smell it, though. 0

April 10, 2012
Nature 101

Spring is in the air - or is that skunk cabbage?

"Skunk cabbage is the first wildflower to bloom in New Hampshire's spring," declared Mary Holland as she began a presentation entitled, "Watch Spring Emerge Through the Eyes of a Naturalist" at the New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center on March 7. She went on to explain the remarkable features… 0

April 10, 2012
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Carolyn Blasko (a.k.a. Little Naitch) with a horizontal tree. 0

April 3, 2012
NATURE 101

Listen to the silent trees

On a hike with my daughter, Carolyn Blasko, I came upon a tree that used its body language to tell us its life story. When the tree was a mere sapling, it was bent over by an event it does not remember. Maybe it was a strong wind, a heavy snowfall or a rambunctious moose. Whatever the cause, the tree found itself lying… 0

April 3, 2012
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Becky Hebert talks trails with Thomson. 0

March 27, 2012
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Emily Knowlton and her miniature horse, Cover Girl. 0

March 27, 2012
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Hilary Thomson and Ginny Babczak look over a book of trail maps. 0

March 27, 2012