Posts filed under: Outdoors & Environment

Wild bees are important pollinators for our crops, gardens and wild plants. In Vermont there are over 350 types of wild bees, including 17 different species of bumblebees....
The anticipation builds through the waning days of September. It is summer’s last gasp of warm southern breeze....
The taste of fall was in the air at Philo Ridge Farm, but it was just the merest flavor of autumn, as the day was still summery enough for meeting...
Aspens, also known as poplars or “popple,” are trees in the Populus genus....
We are a state full of committed citizens who care about the future of our planet and the preservation of our natural world....
People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Northern...
During June and July, volunteers ranging from nurses to ornithophiles (bird lovers) paddled throughout the lively wetlands of Lake Champlain to remove European frogbit, a non-native invasive plant species, for...
If you don’t think that animals are in charge, you are not paying attention. Or perhaps you are just lucky....
Become a wizard at turning your kitchen scraps and yard waste into gardening gold....
The aftermath of a disturbance, whether natural or human-caused, can be a very stressful time for forest stewards and forest lovers, leaving a forest seeming ugly, empty, hopeless....
Ah, August. Summer is in full swing, but autumn is already peeking around the corner. The rewards of gardening are everywhere....
I’ve got to be honest with you, folks. I moved to Vermont in 1975 from a small town outside Pittsburgh called Beaver....
A free digital tool is available for recreational boaters on Lake Champlain and Lake George to help them locate the closest marina with pump-out services for the proper disposal of...
Attention Lake Champlain anglers: University of Vermont researchers need your help this summer with two important studies....
Peter Demick took this picture of American kestrels....
Nearly 30 years ago, the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) built Vermont’s first recycling sorting facility, known as a materials recovery facility where “blue-bin” recyclables are sorted....
The good news is that the emerald ash borer has not yet been detected in Charlotte....
With the existential impacts of human-caused climate change becoming ever more obvious, it’s also more obvious that we need to do everything possible to reduce the volume of fossil fuel...
Squash is one of the easiest types of vegetables to grow. Plant a seed in some soil, give it water and a lot of space and before long you have...
You could be mistaken for thinking it’s early spring as you gaze at Pease Mountain: bare tree branches in a haze of green as young leaves push out....