Vermont State Parks has holiday gifts for outdoors enthusiasts

Vermont State Parks has holiday gifts for outdoors enthusiasts

Vermont State Parks holiday gifts make it easy to give an outdoor experience or adventure gear to friends and family while supporting state parks. Check out the selection and place orders online at vtstateparks.com/shop.html: • For the day tripper, a $59 gift package covers several weekends of adventures with a punch card good for 10 state… Read More »

Tips on how to attract birds with winter bird feeders

Tips on how to attract birds with winter bird feeders

Wintertime is prime bird-watching and bird-feeding season giving Vermonters an opportunity to witness a fascinating array of bird life often near our homes. John Buck, Vermont Fish &Wildlife’s migratory bird biologist, has some tips on how best to attract birds to the winter garden with bird feeders. • To ensure that feeders are free of… Read More »

Fish & Wildlife holiday gift certificates

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says it has a perfect holiday gift for friends and family who hunt and fish – gift certificates for 2019 Vermont hunting and fishing licenses. The certificates can be purchased on the department’s website and it can be used for any license including the Combination Hunting & Fishing License. Find the… Read More »

Southern pine beetles march north

Southern pine beetles march north

By JOE RANKIN As if the emerald ash borer’s incursion into northern New England wasn’t enough, now there’s another potentially devastating forest pest marching this way: the southern pine beetle. Dendroctonus frontalis – the first name means “tree murderer,” we should note – is only a fraction of an inch long. But during outbreaks, they… Read More »

Vermont bald eagles nest, breed successfully in 2018

Vermont bald eagles nest, breed successfully in 2018

This was another successful year for Vermont’s bald eagles with 23 known nesting pairs producing at least 33 young, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The bald eagle remains on the list of species protected under Vermont’s state endangered species law, but its continued recovery success may enable it to be delisted within… Read More »

A critter for every month

A critter for every month

The 2019 Vermont Fish & Wildlife Calendar, filled with photos by Vermont photographers of wildlife including moose, bald eagle, longnose gar, white-tailed deer, and more, is now available. “Vermont’s working landscape and healthy fish and wildlife populations are a testament to the foresight of citizens who care about the state’s natural heritage,” said Susan Warner,… Read More »