Posts filed under: Out-Doors

Late in the summer ragweed fills the air with pollen from oodles of tiny flowers. Many who think they harbor allergies to goldenrod are instead allergic to ragweed. Both bloom...
Elizabeth Bassett takes us on a tour out doors in Vermont. ...
Elizabeth Bassett takes us on a journey outside of doors! ...
That re-decking project was necessary, Recreation Director Nicole Conley explained at the meeting, because boards were splintering and rotting. She laid out the options for replacement: cedar board decking and...
Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor Eagles have landed in the Champlain Valley. Eggs have hatched and fuzzy young eaglets populate local nests. With patience and a good pair of binoculars it’s...
Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor In Charlotte mud season is a distant memory. Outdoor thoughts stray to hiking, biking, kayaking and wildflower walks. Trees are in leaf and lilacs bursting. What’s...
Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor Down at the End of the Earth, in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost populated town on the planet, life unfolds much as it does in Vermont. Tax...
Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor What makes America great? Our national parks! More than 400 properties, or “units,” dot every state, Washington, D.C. and several territories. My candidate for most spectacular...
Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor Palm Springs is best known for movie stars, golf courses, fancy resorts and shopping. In quantity! Yet a few weeks back this nature nerd found a...
Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor Celebrate the holidays with gifts of the outdoors. Experiential gifts don’t need to be wrapped and outdoor equipment, given once, can be used for years or...
Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor Guess what? Our mothers were right! Fresh air and exercise work wonders on mood and mental health. During this gray time of year, when daylight hours...
Elizabeth Bassett | Contributor If fall is upon us then Indian summer can’t be far behind. Don’t put your summer play clothes away just yet. Here are some ideas for...
In early July, a waterfront poplar on Deer Point toppled into the lake, its 12-inch trunk gnawed to a point in a mere two nights. A few weeks later a...
Like six Little Red Riding Hoods—toting baskets, knives, bags, books and high hopes— we traipsed across the field to a copse of trees surrounding a giant elm stump. May is...
To those who hate cold and snow, I hope you enjoyed this winter! (And why, might I ask, do you live in Northern Vermont?) For others who pine for eight...
Look out the window: yesterday pelting rain, today bright sun, tomorrow snow. My crocuses poked up a few weeks ago. When the mercury dipped a few days later, John Rosenthal...
Celebrate the holidays with gifts of the outdoors. Make time and plans for fresh air, sunshine, snow or even rain. Exercise and fresh air will pay dividends throughout the year....
In November our desire for daylight collides with growing darkness that stretches to over nine hours each day. Clouds often hide the sun...
Wearing rubber boots and carrying a map, Margaret Russell met me by Fortin’s Veggie Barn on Lake Road....
By Elizabeth Bassett | The Charlotte News Hop aboard a metaphorical bike ride across Charlotte to gather local fixin’s for dinner, a 21st century hunter-gatherer experience. I pedal no farther...