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<<set $PlaceTwolong = -71.825>>Welcome to NEC Habitats! This site helps users explore the kinds of habitats and species found on the New England College Henniker campus.
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<</if>>At the moment, you're either in an area not covered by our map, or your device's location needs to be updated. You can [[click here]] to update your location.
$Location.longitudeThe area you're in now is on the Railway Trail near Nevin's Art Annex and is classified as [[Appalachian (Hemlock)-Northern Hardwood Forest|http://www.conservationgateway.org/ConservationByGeography/NorthAmerica/UnitedStates/edc/Documents/HabitatGuides/12.pdf]]. These are low-to-mid elevation forests featuring hemlock, maple, and oak trees the occur on a range of soil types throughout the northeast.
These areas are habitats for New Hampshire's state bird, the [[Purple Finch|https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Purple_Finch/overview]]. These birds forage for seeds and buds in the tops of trees. Males of this species can be identified by their raspberry-colored plumage, while females are grey-brown.
<img src=https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Purple_Finch_DSC5650vv.jpg width=50%>
<i>VJAnderson, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons</i>
You can learn more about stewardship of this important habitat [[here|https://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/nongame/documents/brochurehemlockhardwoodpine.pdf]].
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You are currently in an Appalachian Northern Hardwood Forest. Which is a hardwood forest consisting of sugar maple, american beech, and
yellow birch, sometimes mixed with, eastern hemlock. This habitat type is an ecological generalist in much of its range, occupying low to mid-elevations on a variety of
landforms and bedrock types.
To learn more click this link http://www.conservationgateway.org/ConservationByGeography/NorthAmerica/UnitedStates/edc/Documents/HabitatGuides/12.pdf
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