Young wildlife belong in the wild

Picking up young wildlife can do more harm than good, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. It’s also against the law.

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Watching wildlife is enjoyable, especially when young animals appear in the spring. But it is best to keep your distance. Picking up young wildlife can do more harm than good, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife … Continued

Deer ages available on Fish & Wildlife website

A young buck. Photo by John Hall, Vermont Fish & Wildlife

RUTLAND, Vt. – Hunters who provided the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with a tooth from their deer can now find out how old their deer was by visiting the department’s website, A total of 2,025 teeth were received … Continued

Vermont Disc Golf Tournament comes to Chester

Disc golfer putting on hole 6 at Chester Disc Golf Course. Photo provided

CHESTER, Vt. – The Chester Disc Golf Club will be hosting the second Disc Golf Vermont Tour stop of the 2021 season Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9. The “Stone Village Shootout” will feature over 80 registered players from … Continued

Cavendish annual Spring Bird Walk

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Calling all birders! Join Marianne and Michael Walsh of the Mount Ascutney Audubon Society Saturday, May 8 at 7 a.m. for a two-hour amble in Proctorsville along Twenty Mile Stream Road and into the surrounding fields. You … Continued

Saxtons River Rec annual Fishing Derby returns

The Saxtons River Fishing Derby is back for 2021

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The Saxtons River Rec Area Annual Fishing Derby is back! This year’s fishing derby is happening Saturday, May 8. Things are going to be a little different than years past so please take note. Face masks … Continued

State officials warn Vermonters about false hellebore

Top left image is ramps or wild leek. Top right is skunk weed. Bottom image is false hellebore.

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Wild leeks, also known as ramps, are a wild edible that many Vermonters enjoy each spring. If you are foraging for them, be careful to not mistake the ramps for a poisonous lookalike plant called false hellebore. … Continued

Vernal Pools: Wicked big puddles or critical wildlife habitat?

vernal pools

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – You are invited to participate in “Vernal Pools: Wicked Big Puddles or Critical Wildlife Habitat?” another in the Londonderry Conservation Commission’s ongoing series of virtual talks. Conservation biologist Steve Faccio from Vermont Center for Ecostudies will take … Continued

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