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 »

Outdoor Notes

Outdoor Notes

Registration open for 10th Middlebury Maple Run Runners can sign up now for the May 6 Middlebury Maple Run, a benefit race marking its 10th anniversary this year. Founded in 2009, the event has grown from 225 runners in its first year to more than 850 last year. It now includes a two-person relay race,… Read More »

Anglers told to be on the lookout for non-native mosquitofish

Anglers told to be on the lookout for non-native mosquitofish

Anglers should check their bait for non-native mosquitofish. A keen-eyed angler spotted something unusual in his bait bucket that led to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently citing a Vermont baitfish wholesaler, Hog Island Wholesale Bait and Tackle in Swanton, for illegally importing unapproved fish species into the state. Non-native “mosquitofish” are native to… Read More »

Waterfowl hunters must remove blinds on lakes

Waterfowl hunters must remove blinds on lakes

Waterfowl hunters who did not remove their hunting blinds from the waters of the state already must do so on or before Feb. 15 on Lake Champlain and on or before May 15 on inland waters, according to a reminder from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. State law requires removal of the blinds before these… Read More »