Posts filed under: Outdoors & Environment

Mike Dunbar has entered into a lease arrangement that has revealed the warm and fuzzy side of Robert Mack, Charlotte farmer and former selectboard member....
The late June morning has yet to begin to show striations of dark purple over the mountains to the east....
With spring and summer cleaning underway, the Department of Environmental Conservation wants to remind and encourage Vermonters to follow a few guidelines for on-premise or backyard open burning. ...
A big part of my job has become dealing with non-native invasive plants (also called “invasive exotic plants” or “invasives”) in the woods. While many of the plant species found...
With spring and summer cleaning underway, the Department of Environmental Conservation wants to remind and encourage Vermonters to follow a few guidelines for on-premise or backyard open burning....
First the good news: The vernal pool that our team monitors is brimming with tadpoles....
A cutting garden provides a homegrown source of material for fresh flower arrangements. It might focus on one type of plant, such as a spring cutting garden featuring a variety...
One of the best gifts of summer in my mind is the presence of fresh herbs in my own garden or as offerings from local farmsteads....
This snapping turtle stopped all the traffic in Charlotte....
You don't need a lot of land to have a garden. It doesn't even matter if the usable space in your yard is the size of an area rug or...
It is springtime in Vermont and our forests are beginning to fill with green....
I am standing in the Winooski River just a couple of miles upstream from the town of Jonesville off River Road. I’m not giving any secret spot away if I...
People eager to feed and protect the pollinators in our gardens, neighborhoods and town convened at the library on a beautiful May 21 morning for our pollinator workshop....
We moved to our Spear Street home on two acres 28 years ago. Since then, Colleen and I have established gardens, planted berries and fruit trees, erected bird houses, started...
Have you heard about all the non-native invasive species in Lake Champlain?...
Champlain Valley Union High School has added a new element to its sustainability curriculum: an off-grid solar system to power its greenhouse.  ...
A few years ago, New Hampshire lost its Old Man of the Mountain when a slab of the iconic granite formation slumped to earth. Charlotte is more fortunate. We have...
When hiking in Vermont's woods, have you ever been wowed by a larger than average tree? Or perhaps you have a mammoth specimen growing in your own backyard?...
It was a warm and clear day of open blue skies and a slight breeze on Saturday, May 7 — Vermont’s Green-Up Day....
Vermont, along with the rest of the country, will recognize National Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, May 22-28....