What does the Lyrid meteor shower bring to us?

What does the Lyrid meteor shower bring to us?

By Carolyn Lorié In the pre-dawn hours of April 22, the Lyrid meteor shower will peak. About 15 to 20 meteors will be visible each hour, which really is not very many. By comparison, the Perseid meteor shower in August averages 60 to 70 an hour, and the Geminid in December can top 120. But… Read More »

Mud season is here; hikers should take care

Mud season has returned to the Green Mountains and officials at the Green Mountain Club, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and the Green Mountain National Forest ask hikers to take care on trails that are wet and susceptible to erosion this time of year. To protect fragile soil and surrounding vegetation, some… Read More »

VT trout season opens Saturday

VT trout season opens Saturday

Despite lingering snow on trails around Vermont, trout season officially opens Saturday. Officials from Vermont Fish & Wildlife say anglers can be successful this early in the season by following a few basic tips. “Given the cold weather and runoff from recent storms and snow melt, water levels will be high, flows will be faster… Read More »

Vermont 2017 deer season report available

Vermont 2017 deer season report available

Vermont hunters in 2017 took nearly 16,000 deer in all deer-hunting seasons combined, according to the final report on deer hunting by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The report is now available on the website vtfishandwildlife.com. The final tally was 15,984 deer during the archery, youth, November rifle, and December muzzleloader deer seasons, an… Read More »

Get ready to commute to work or school on your bike

Local Motion’s expert workshop leader and daily bike commuter, Peter Burns, hosts a session April 19 to get local riders ready to commute to work or school by bike. The bicycle commuting workshop will be held at Jericho’s Deborah Rawson Memorial Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Topics to be covered include: • What gear… Read More »

Unplug with family camping weekend in June

Registration is open for the 21st annual Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend set for June 1-3 at Stillwater State Park in Groton. The annual camping trip provides a fun opportunity for families to experience the outdoors and learn new skills ranging from wilderness first aid to tree identification and canoe-camping basics. In addition to workshops,… Read More »

Teachers can go to summer camp to learn about wildlife

Teachers can go to summer camp to learn about wildlife

Vermont’s popular hands-on fish and wildlife summer course will get teachers out into Vermont’s streams, forests and wetlands with some of the state’s leading natural resource experts July 15-20 at the Buck Lake Conservation Camp in Woodbury. Now in its 33rd year, “Wildlife Management and Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators,” is a one-week, three-credit graduate course taught by Vermont Fish & Wildlife and other Agency of… Read More »

Don’t tempt the bears: remove bird feeders April 1

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting them. Bears are very fond of suet and bird seed, especially black oil sunflower seed. Bringing feeders… Read More »

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