American eels on the move in autumn

Fall’s cooling temperatures signal many changes. Among the least visible, but most incredible, is the migration of the American eel.

Read more in The Outside Story, a weekly ecology column that has been appearing in newspapers across New Hampshire and Vermont since 2002. The series is underwritten by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Upper Valley Region and edited by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul at Northern Woodlands.

Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol.