BRAT volunteers working for healthy water

Ludlow Elementary School students cleaning up the Black River

REGION – August is National Water Quality Month and the Black River Action Team is right in the thick of it! All activities are prioritized to support the state of Vermont’s Tactical Basin Plan, which uses BRAT’s volunteer monitoring data … Continued

Protect nesting loons and loon chicks

Loons nesting along lake shorelines are susceptible to human disturbance.

REGION – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to enjoy loons from a safe distance this summer. “Loons were removed from Vermont’s endangered species list in 2005, but two threats loons face are human disturbance … Continued

Green Mountain Gardeners presents Mountain Garden Walks

Explore unique Vermont gardents with GMG Mountain Garden Walks July 17. Photo provided

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – On Saturday, July 17, Mountain Garden Walks offers a self-guided walking tour of six enchanting gardens in Londonderry and Weston. Each garden captures the beauty of Vermont’s perennial, woodland, and native plants surrounded by stonewalls, bogs, and … Continued

Vermont turkey brood survey starts July 1

Starting July 1, Vermont Fish & Wildlife is asking people who see wild turkey broods during the month to provide information about their sightings via a survey on the department’s website.

REGION – Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont, but their reproductive success is monitored annually by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with help from “citizen scientists.” The department had an annual online survey for reporting turkey broods … Continued

Vermont Fish & Wildlife says pollinators are in peril

Vermont’s pollinators remain in peril and with so many wild plants and commercial food products dependent on bees and other insects, the time to act is now.

REGION – Many of Vermont’s pollinator species are in peril, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department would like to share a few simple suggestions to greatly benefit our essential pollinator species. “The majority of our flowering plants need pollinators … Continued

Protect grassland birds by mowing later

Landowners who have fields can help protect grassland birds such as bobolinks by delaying mowing until mid-August.

REGION – Bobolinks, meadowlarks, Savannah sparrows, and grasshopper sparrows enrich our summers with their songs, but some of these species are in decline due to the loss of appropriate grassland habitat. Landowners can make a difference by altering the times … Continued

Mount Holly Garden Tour to be held July 17

MOUNT HOLLY, Vt. – The 14th Annual Mount Holly Garden Tour will be held Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a self-guided tour of diverse high-altitude gardens that display many truly creative landscaping ideas. … Continued

Grace Cottage Tour de Grace bike rally is June 26

TOWNSHEND, Vt. – Sign up for Grace Cottage’s 16th Annual Tour de Grace bike rally, to be held Saturday, June 26, rain or shine. Start any time between 8-10 a.m. at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, 185 Grafton Rd., … Continued

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