Beware of blue-green algae; poses threat to dogs

Waterfowl hunters with retrieving dogs during Vermont’s waterfowl hunting seasons should check for cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) blooms before allowing their dogs in the water, according to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Cyanobacteria can produce toxins that can be fatal to dogs. Hunters heading out early in the morning are advised to check… Read More »

Hunters head to the fields and forests for fall turkeys

With its mix of fields, farms and forests, Vermont is home to some of the best turkey hunting opportunities in New England and state wildlife officials say the forecast for fall hunters is good. Chris Bernier, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s wild turkey project leader, said a recent survey of the turkey population informed… Read More »

Fish & Wildlife hosts Bird Banding at Dead Creek

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Otter Creek Audubon host Bird Banding Week with hands-on bird banding demonstrations at Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison. The public is invited to help identify the birds, observe the banding process, and help release birds. Licensed bird bander Rodney Olsen of Vergennes will lead the sessions. Songbird banding… Read More »

Learn composting basics with UVM master gardeners

Registration is open for a Vermont master composter course offered this fall by the University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener office. Composting is a simple, cost-effective way to turn food scraps and organic yard waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment for gardens and lawns. Register by Sept. 12 for this course which runs Sept. 13… Read More »

How many turkeys? The State wants to know

How many turkeys? The State wants to know

State Fish & Wildlife officials are looking to Vermonters to help them gauge how the wild turkey population is faring. Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont and officials would appreciate “citizen scientists” reporting the location, number and size of turkey families they see this month. The turkey brood survey is on online at… Read More »