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Ice-out data adds to knowledge about climate change

The latest installment of The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, explores local data showing ice-out coming earlier, lilacs blooming sooner and predictions of shorter sugaring seasons

Once in a blue supermoon

A blue supermoon will rise on January 31 — a rare occurrence indeed. The latest installment of The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, explores the science...and encourages you to go out and take a look

Bears make their beds for winter

The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund, explains how black bears 'go to bed fat and strong and wake up skinny and strong'

Summer’s last exhale

The Outside Story: Common nighthawks are neither common, nor nocturnal, nor hawks. But they are really cool

A dragon devours the sun

A partial social eclipse will be visible in New England on Monday. The Outside Story explores the mythology and science of these dazzling astronomical events

Summer house guests

Phoebes take up residence every summer under awnings and atop porch lights, seemingly unperturbed by our presence

The hermit thrush: nature’s flute

The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund, offers a primer on the most beautiful song in our northern New England woods

Drumroll, Please

What kind of woodpecker am I hearing...? Turns out, you can tell them apart by the style of their drumming. Learn how in the latest installment of "The Outside Story" sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund

Boisterous Blue Jays Flock in Winter

In the latest installment of "The Outside Story," supported by the Wellborn Ecology Fund, learn what is up with that rowdy flock at your birdfeeder

Killdeer: The Pasture Plover

How did this cute little plover earn such a name? Learn more in "The Outside Story," a weekly series about the natural world, is sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund

Jack-in-the-Pulpit, or is that Jill?

Flowers that can change from male to female ... in "The Outside Story," a weekly series about the natural world, is sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund

A sure sign of Spring

When robins return ... in "The Outside Story," a weekly series about the natural world sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund