Posts filed under: Outdoors & Environment

January as National Radon Action Month and urges homeowners to take action by testing their homes for radon gas....
Temperatures in the 50s and sap running in early January? An unsettling start to winter....
Looking through seed catalogs, my mind leaps ahead to the growing season....
Terrariums are miniature gardens in lidded, clear-glass containers....
It has been a strange beginning for the winter. This past week we actually paddled our canoe out of the swamp where we had it lashed to a tree for...
Charlotte got its first decent snowfall on Dec. 17 — nothing historic but a few good inches that looked promising for a white Christmas....
Each of Vermont’s tens of thousands of native species fills an ecological niche, influencing its environment and the species around it in different ways....
You've probably seen African violets (Saintpaulia) with their neat rosettes of fuzzy leaves and clusters of purple flowers....
Did you know that the United States uses an estimated 20 million metric tons of salt on roads every year?...
Do you admire orchids from afar but haven’t considered growing them or gifting them to a plant lover you know?...
Putting up trail signs is a lot more than digging a hole, putting in a post and nailing a sign to it....
December is a month for taking stock of what we appreciate and how to support the people and organizations we care about...
Scientists from the University of Illinois recently studied the effects of removing bats from a forest, finding that a forest without bats had three times as many insects and five...
The daylight hours keep growing shorter, and the days are flying by. Before you know it, the holidays will be here. If you have a gardener (or garden lover) on...
In the fall of 2020, the Vermont Legislature passed Act 171, which established new laws regarding the authority of town tree wardens....
We never knew there was a southern section of the Outer Banks, but last year Ebeth and I visited Beaufort, N.C., a beautiful town located a ferry ride away from...
Nevermind that it’s cold and dark and mid-rifle season, it’s time to get outdoors....
As our wonderful local farmsteads are thinking of shutting down for their winter break, I have been enjoying the very last fruits of summer....
The ferry from Charlotte to Essex, N.Y., reduced the number of its lake crossings a bit earlier this year....
Just because the growing season is over doesn’t mean work in the garden has come to an end. Almost, but not quite....