Posts filed under: Outdoors & Environment

While we ended up with more snow than we know what to do with, this winter started slowly. If you’ve been following our forest management project at the Andrews Community...
To a fisherman, the mysteries of what lies beneath the surface, living in a world where we can survive only for a limited duration, speaks of a world vastly different...
Some of winter’s most active mammals are hiding in plain sight. Many are busy after dark and even those that move at twilight are good at staying out of sight....
When forest management is done well it makes our forests healthier, more complex and more resilient; provides incredible habitat for wildlife; and produces local, renewable resources....
The Charlotte Tree Tribe is pleased to announce a new champion tree, one not previously on the Hamilton Roster...
You may have seen some different birds at your feeder recently. This year is an invasion year for common redpolls....
A few years ago, I was working for an outdoor retailer, running programs that taught people to appreciate what nature can teach us through participation....
If the world seems quiet beneath its blanket of white, think again. Hidden in plain sight, or under the snow and ice, there’s plenty of winter activity. Here’s a window...
Every year or so the Charlotte Tree Tribe, under the leadership of Tree Warden Mark Dillenbeck, invites all Charlotters to help update the Hamilton Roster of Champion Trees, named in...
As thoughts of the next gardening season are already coming to mind, I am reminded that we are approaching a good time for an important garden chore....
Whether you know them for their delicious berries or as a painful obstacle in the woods, everyone probably has some relationship to raspberries and blackberries. These incredible plants are often...
Thank you for outdoor recreation! The nicest thing anyone can do for a volunteer is to say, Thank you!...
As we wind our way toward the end of a year that we will look back on as one of the toughest we have endured as a species, I am...
This holiday season, Christmas trees laden with cherished ornaments and twinkly lights evoking a sense of wonder, peace and warmth will adorn our homes....
I often talk about encouraging diversity in our forests. The reaction of most people is that they want their forest to be diverse, but they might not know what that...
Champlain Area Trails hosted a volunteer trail project at their new Essex Quarry Nature Preserve on Friday, Nov. 20. Volunteers helped staff cut brush and fallen trees along two separate...
Amaryllis, a popular holiday plant, is cherished for its showy flowers in hues ranging from stark white to dazzling red. ...
Did the garden understand what a tough year 2020 was going to be for us humans?...
My father was born the eighth child in a family of 10 children that subsisted from week to week on a coal miner’s solitary income. He would climb 200 feet...
The Trails Committee is taking the lead in helping the town decide what portion of the Town Link Trail should be built next. The Town has $57,000 to build the...