Posts filed under: Outdoors & Environment

Did you know that Vermont was the first state to designate a day of the year to clean up litter along the roadsides? And on that day in 1970, 51...
To understand how to take care of forests, we first need to understand what they are and how they work. Within forests, one of the incredible processes that make forests...
All creatures are endowed with some means of defense. Over time, ancestors of the striped skunk of New England developed a memorable and unique means of warning possible attackers. When...
Some gardeners use chicken tractors to recycle kitchen scraps, help control pests, and to provide organic fertilizer. The chickens live in a house and a run, mounted on wheels or...
To understand how to take care of forests, we first need to understand what they are and how they work. While most peoples’ understanding of them starts and ends with...
I dream of Opening Day on the shoreline of a swollen stream and of monster holdover rainbows and steelhead like those occasionally caught in Lewis Creek in Ferrisburgh. My inner...
Even on a frigid day with raging winds, the sun penetrates and warms. Spring! The Vernal Equinox is in the rearview mirror, birdsong fills the air, and crocuses and snowdrops...
University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Community Horticulture Program Master Gardener volunteers are hosting a free vegetable gardening education series on six consecutive Saturdays this spring....
As you hit the trails, take a close look at Vermont’s forests. Some trees are threatened by invasive forest insects, and in some places, you might be the only one...
Early March is a wonderful time to look for birds in Charlotte, as the resident species are already getting ready to breed. In the past week, I have seen pileated...
As you hit the trails, take a close look at Vermont's forests. Some trees are threatened by invasive forest insects, and in some places, you might be the only one...
With the lengthening daylight and the many seed catalogs arriving in your mailbox, it’s hard to ignore the promise of spring. Are you planning to grow your own vegetable and...
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...