Horseshoe Crabs 101

Horseshoe Crabs 101

Of the many fascinating species found around Great Bay, the horseshoe crab may be the most unique. Despite their name, horseshoe crabs are not actually crabs. They belong to an ancient group of arthropods, more closely related to arachnids (like spiders and scorpions) than the crabs you see today. Known as “living fossils,” this species first appeared in the fossil record ~450 million years ago, which is 200 million years before the dinosaurs!

Learning from the Saltmarsh Sparrow

Learning from the Saltmarsh Sparrow

Do you live near a salt marsh? Or maybe you’ve visited a NH beach and noticed the nearby marshes? If so, one of the coolest evolutionary stories may be playing out right under your nose. Keep reading to learn about the fascinating life history of a creature only found in salt marshes and the actions you can take to protect salt marshes in your community.