Taking root

News, Outdoor

In Kittery, Maine, among a stand of trees that feels almost like a fairy house, the children of Eyes of the World Discovery Center crow...

Winter so sweet

Outdoor

For the adventurers among us, it’s comforting to know that there’s a centrally located, four-mile, multi-use trail available that’s perfect for winter weather excursions. The...

Bring on the cold

Outdoor

Here’s a recommended New Year’s resolution for all Seacoast inhabitants: Don’t complain about winter! This is New England; it’s supposed to be cold and snowy...

Bouncing back

Outdoor

If you’ve been seeing more New England cottontail rabbits than usual hopping around the Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary in Dover, you can thank the New...

Cold casts

Outdoor

For many, mid-October marks the end of trout fishing season in New Hampshire, which to casual anglers means a segue off the rivers and streams...

Green room

Outdoor

Surfing has been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that polyurethane foam boards became prevalent. The new boards were durable and inexpensive,...

Fairy tales

Outdoor

Local author Tracy Kane still holds on to the wonder of a child learning that an acorn grows into a giant oak tree, or that...

Taking aim

Outdoor

About 61,000 people hold paid hunting licenses in New Hampshire. Since a general hunting license costs $22 for state residents and $103 for nonresidents, it’s...

Question of the week

Outdoor

Q: Where did all these wasps come from and what can I do about them? Jeremy Delisle, Education Center Program Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension Illustration by Alyssa Grenning...

Waste not

Outdoor

When Alex Freid was a student at the University of New Hampshire, he noticed dumpsters overflowing with perfectly good furniture and other staples of dorm...

Here to stay

Outdoor

Permaculture is a growing way of life in the Seacoast by Larry Clow, photos and artwork by Alyssa Grenning People like to ask Leslie Stevens...

Anchors aweigh

Outdoor

Ready the raiding party! Cast the landlubbers off the port bow! Portsmouth is ripe for the plundering! The annual Sail Portsmouth festival celebrates 25 years...

Dive in

Outdoor

photos by Shelby deBruyn In the summer, traffic is at a standstill, the ice cream flows like water, and tourists are packed into every corner...

New growth

Outdoor

When Jill Nooney began working on what would become Bedrock Gardens some 30 years ago, she intended it to be her own private sanctuary. The...

Seven deadly summer dangers

Outdoor

What is the function of newspapers? To inform, sure, but also to cause mass hysteria with sensational stories of dubious veracity. Remember Y2K? Total goldmine. At...

Bee positive

Outdoor

and food on our plates Amy Antonucci loves her honeybees. Standing in the apiary — the technical term for a place where honeybees are kept...

Hit the trails

Outdoor

In northern New England, we like to walk in the woods. There are more than 4,000 miles of hiking trails in New Hampshire, plus tens...

Skate or die

Outdoor

It’s a weeknight in mid-May, and the women of Seacoast Roller Derby (SRD) are gathered for one of their three weekly practice sessions at the...

Racing to the bar

Outdoor

A place called Fat Belly’s isn’t a likely starting point for cardiovascular adventures, but that’s exactly where Six03 Endurance starts their weekly pub runs in...

A closer look

Outdoor

Above, a still from The Ridge The Wild and Scenic Film Festival puts the natural world in a new perspective by Charlie Weinmann Tony Schmiesing...

Alpacalypse now

Outdoor

Breakfast with alpacas can be unpredictable. I work as a part-time farmhand for Andes Acres, an alpaca farm in Madbury. Part of my job is...

Home is where the hens are

Outdoor

Above, Rick Stanley of Chick Farm in Wells, Maine (photo by Charlie Weinmann) Raising backyard chickens is becoming more popular around the Seacoast and beyond...

Wells Reserve goes solar

Outdoor

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is the first nonprofit in Maine to get 100 percent of its energy needs from solar power and they’re celebrating...

Sweet start

Lifestyle, Outdoor

As sugaring season begins, maple syrup producers prepare for the sweetest sign of spring  By Larry Clow, photos by Chloe Kanner Maple syrup is simple...