A study by Indiana University and Ohio State researchers found that children gain more weight over the summer than during the school year. However, a child’s summer camp experience can provide the structure and activity needed to keep kids healthy year-round. According to research conducted by the American Camp Association, 63 percent of children who… Read More »
Fresh Air summers are filled with children running through the sprinklers in the grass, gazing at star-filled skies, and swimming for the first time. The Fresh Air Fund is looking for volunteer host families in the Champlain Valley area. Each summer, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities visit suburban, rural, and small-town… Read More »
Snow has piled up from back-to-back storms in the past week. It’s not Adirondack-chair season yet. Temps are expected to warm into the 20s over the weekend.
Saturday is Vermont’s sixth annual Free Ice Fishing Day when people are invited to try ice fishing on any waterbody statewide without buying a fishing license. It’s also when the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department hosts a free Ice Fishing Festival at Knight Point State Park in North Hero from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Read More »
Nelly Bonfigli of Shelburne captured this view of Shelburne Bay last week ahead of the weekend storm.
By COLIN MEYN VTDIGGER.ORG This year’s deer harvest in Vermont was the biggest in almost two decades, thanks to recent mild winters, lots of snow in November, and an abundance of muzzleloader permits. That’s the word from Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials. Vermont hunters killed 18,845 deer during the youth, archery, rifle and muzzleloader seasons… Read More »
A red-tailed hawk keeps watch for its next snack recently. Hawks watch from a high perch then swoop to capture small prey.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will survey anglers on both the American and Canadian sections of Lake Memphremagog through November 2020. The two-year survey funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission will include visual counts of anglers and interviews to learn about fishing effort, catch and harvest rates, and biological data such as the… Read More »
Vermonters typically take one of three different approaches to winter. Some (usually retired) Vermonters have the “snowbird” approach, spending the winter in a warmer southern climate. Others hibernate, staking out a warm spot next to the woodstove with a cup of cocoa, going outside only when absolutely necessary. But hardier Vermonters embrace winter, breaking out… Read More »