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.

MONTPELIER — Many Vermonters around the state are encountering gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar) caterpillars causing defoliation of their trees. This invasive insect arrived in the United States over 100 years ago and has been expanding its range ever since. Gypsy moth can be a significa…

Many people have recently discovered fishing as a great low-stress way to enjoy the out-of-doors with the added benefit of sometimes bringing home a nice meal of fish. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says these people often ask to learn more about fishing techniques and equipment as…

“You needn’t feel too badly, Wilbur,” she said. “Not many creatures can spin webs. Even men aren’t as good at it as spiders, although they think they’re pretty good, and they’ll try anything.

Vermont’s bass fishing season kicks off on Saturday, June 12, and anglers throughout the state are eager to hit their favorite body of water in search of fun and exciting fishing adventures for largemouth and smallmouth bass.

DUMMERSTON -- Lynn Levine, of Nature Connect, will be leading a fern identification workshop on Saturday, June 5 (rain date is June 6) from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Dummerston sponsored by the Vermont Woodland Association.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says hunters who took a bear in the 2020 bear hunting seasons can now look up the age of their bear on the department’s website,

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says keeping native turtles as pets is prohibited because it can harm the turtle and pose threats to wild turtle populations.

ESSEX — Vermont’s catch-and-release bass fishing is underway with what wildlife officials describe as some of the hottest bass fishing action in the region happening right now.

Okay, all you parents and grandparents, it’s time to garden with your beloved little ones. That’s right, start them young, make it fun, and they will garden forever. The key part is fun. Never make a child pull weeds. Digging in the dirt is fun. Playing with a hose or a watering can is fun. …

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