Do you remember the classic children’s book, “What Good Luck! What Bad Luck!” by Remy Charlip? In the story, the fortunes of the protagonist, Ned, ricochet so rapidly it’s a wonder the lad emerged at the story’s end without whiplash. That is a bit how I am feeling after binging on the news d…

MONTPELIER — Final deer harvest numbers will not be available for a few more weeks, but the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says the final tally will be around 18,000 deer, the second highest total since 2000. Those deer will provide approximately 3.6 million servings of local, nutritio…

BRATTLEBORO — New to ice fishing? Looking for fishing tips? Wondering how the fish survive a winter under the ice? Want to meet your local state game warden? The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will be conducting Educational Patrols this winter on Vermont lakes and ponds, including one …

This past year was a tough one for many of us: isolation due to COVID-19, political turmoil, employment interruptions and more. But in the garden? For me, it was pretty good, overall. It was a very dry summer, but that meant that there were fewer fungal diseases on my tomatoes and phlox. Sin…

Snow is finally here in Cornish Flat. The cardinals and blue jays are providing a little color to an otherwise unremarkable world. The sun is lurking behind gray clouds, and on a good day we get nine hours of light. I do miss the colors of summer. I still keep fresh cut flowers on our table …

RUTLAND — Seeking to honor a leading Vermont environmentalist and the legacy of a legendary wildlife advocate, Green Mountain Power is calling for nominations for the 12th annual GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award.

One of this region’s native wildlife species historically played an important role on Thanksgiving Day, according to Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials. North America’s native wild turkeys were the ancestors of the Thanksgiving turkey on our dinner table.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department released a new mobile application to help recreate outdoors in a safe and socially distanced manner. The “Vermont Outdoors” app connects the public with department lands, fish and wildlife regulations and up-to-date COVID-19 guidance.

I can’t seem to pass a hollow tree without stopping to snoop. If there is a cavity within reach, an investigation is in order. Wear and tear around a hole, evidence of food items on the ground, or simply sounds from within tell of the tenants inside. One of my favorite tricks is to power up …

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