Volunteers needed to help cottontail's habitat in Barrington
BARRINGTON (AP) — Volunteers are being sought to help restore habitat for the endangered New England cottontail rabbit.
Native shrubs will be planted for the rabbits to use for shelter in Barrington on May 21.
The cottontail is on the state's endangered species list in New Hampshire. The rabbit relies on dense shrubland habitat, or thickets, to survive. More than 100 wildlife species also use this type of habitat.
Volunteers will be planting 250 shrubs on a site that was recently cleared to manage as a New England cottontail habitat.
The work is taking place from 9 a.m. to noon.