If you’re really tired of snow by now, you might want to consider a walk in the woods. With a little bit of knowledge and a lot of attention, the snow-covered forest can open a window into the lives of wild animals that are all around us, but seldom seen.
Lynn Levine is a forester from Dummerston and the author of Animal Tracks and Scat, a hands-on tracking book. She often leads tracking workshops for schools, nature centers and other groups.
VPR’s Susan Keese tagged along on one such outing recently.
Usually, when we study history, we look back at the leaders, the icons and the heroes to understand the times gone by. But another way to study history is to look at the ne’er-do-wells, the criminals, and the…well jerks.
With more than 100 reported accidents in the past 24 hours, this week's storm is proving to be one of the winter's most difficult for Vermont drivers. Vermont State Police Lt. Garry Scott, head of traffic operations, has some tips for winter driving.
Fish & Wildlife Department biologist Scott Darling surveys a big brown bat captured in a mist net. White-nose syndrome has caused the severe decline of several species of cave-roosting bats in Vermont since the disease first hit Vermont in 2008
A crisis in the form of a mysterious disease called white nose syndrome is threatening Vermont’s bat population may be stabilizing.
The alarming number of bats killed by this disease in recent years prompted the state to list three of Vermont’s nine species as endangered, but now perhaps, some good news that the rate of the decline may be slowing, even as scientists race against time to find a way to reverse the trend of bat die-off.