Posts filed under: Outdoors & Environment

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....
Okay, I think we’ve really had enough of the April showers thing. I’m ready for the May flowers, and turkeys, and ramps, and fiddleheads, and nettles, and dandelion greens …...
Do you want to enjoy fresh, home-grown veggies this summer? Perhaps you’d like to adorn your home with fresh-cut flowers....
Are trees individuals? I started to think about this question after hearing a researcher say that trees are “colonial organisms” — more like colonies of autonomous branches than individuals. As...
The Quinlan Covered Bridge butterfly garden gets some clean up....
A simple staple in many cuisines and recipes, onions can be a satisfying plant to grow in the garden. While it is easy to buy them at the grocery store,...
As we delight in energy from the warming sun, so too do ephemeral wildflowers, taking advantage of sunlight before trees in the canopy leaf out....
Charlotte Tree Tribe members do some trimming...
For a stunning display of blooms in early spring, most New England gardens would benefit from the addition of a remarkable perennial — the hellebore....
One of the few things my father handed down to me was a deep abiding love of trout....
Are you feeling those subtle hints that gardening season is truly coming?...
In the old days when someone went for a long walk, they called it a pilgrimage. Today they call it a hike — most of the time — but sometimes...
Butternut (Juglans cinerea) is an enigmatic tree. Also called white walnut, butternut is the hardiest member of the walnut genus, with a range stretching north into southern Ontario, Quebec and...
Stop doom scrolling, please, long enough to digest some slivers of good news. Open your eyes. A tsunami of courtship and mating is underway....
Our crew has a lunch policy. “Not a rule mind you, just a policy” put forward years ago by Charlotte resident John Rosenthal....
While there are still a few weeks till it’s wise to start seeds inside, this is a good time to use up the root vegetables so prolific in the produce...