Got bats? Volunteers needed, training provided

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is looking for volunteer citizen scientists to count bats in the greater Champlain Valley and a few other sites around the state this summer. Interested participants should attend a free training at 7:30 to about 9:30 p.m. on June 27 at Rokeby Museum, Route 7 in Ferrisburgh; the rain… Read More »

Waiting to mow fields can help nesting grassland birds

Waiting to mow fields can help nesting grassland birds

Summertime brings many grassland birds such as a bobolinks and meadowlarks to open fields across Vermont, but many of these species are in decline due to the loss of grassland habitat. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont encourage landowners to give birds a chance to complete their nesting season simply by altering… Read More »

Wildlife don’t need rescuing and could spread rabies

Wildlife don’t need rescuing and could spread rabies

State health and wildlife officials have one message for people who come across any animals in the wild: “Just leave them be.” The state’s head game warden, Col. Jason Batchelder, says wardens get many calls from people who find little animals they believe are abandoned or orphaned, and take the animals home to care for… Read More »

Go fish: June 9 is Free Fishing Day

Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 9, and it will be highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle as well as opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season. “Vermont’s Free Fishing Day gives resident and nonresident anglers the opportunity to go fishing without a license for the… Read More »

Bobcat caught on trail camera in Brandon

Bobcat caught on trail camera in Brandon

This bobcat was caught in a series of photos on a game camera set up under a bridge in Brandon, Vt. recently. The cameras are part of a partnership among Vermont Fish & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, and VTrans to better understand wildlife movement around road crossing structures. “This bobcat passing under the road highlights the… Read More »