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    So the thing about “nature shows” - even this one - is that we tend to talk about plant and animal species in pretty independent terms. "The red-tailed hawk eats this, sounds like that, does this in the winter…" But as we’ve tried to explain over the years (here at Something Wild) the hawk is just one resident in a complex ecological puzzle; she interacts with other animals and plants in the neighborhood. So today we're looking not at a single species, but rather at a single neighborhood and the complexities that make it up. Cleverly, we've titled this periodic series “NH’s Wild Neighborhoods,” and we'll take a quick tour of natural communities in the state. We'll be using as our primary text "The Nature of NH," by Dan Spurduto and Ben Kimball. Their comprehensive tome identifies nearly 200 distinct habitat types in this Granite State of ours. Some of these are familiar, like the cattail marsh or the inter tidal rocky shore. But others are far from household names, like the circum

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