One summer, I took a nature drawing class, and we hiked up the Stowe Pinnacle to sketch in the cool, mountain forest. I chose to draw a big yellow birch that had established itself on the steep slope.

This camp will focus on fundamentals in all aspects of the game of baseball, including drills and activities to better skills in hitting, fielding and pitching.

New sessions added! Boost your child’s comfort and skills in the water and give them the ability to enjoy this lifelong sport and past time.

On certain afternoons, if I time it just right, I may spot a brown creeper (Certhia americana) on the trunk of a tree in my front yard. Moving stealthily, almost imperceptibly up the tree, the brown creeper hunts for food amongst the bark.

Another sign of spring, and the temperature ups-and-downs that welcome it, a foggy morning filled the hills.

These feathered friends stopped by to hang out at Wake Robin, according to photographer Gail White, “It’s been quite the attraction, and just the other day the babies appeared!”

On sunny, warm days, house flies hatch and buzz around homes and offices. These flies complete aerobatic stunts that easily evade human efforts at swatting or shooing. That aerial agility, so frustrating to the would-be swatters, is thanks to…

After the recent appearance of second winter — or third, or fourth, who’s counting? — these blooms are a welcome change.

It was a blue-skied sunny day at Shelburne Farms. Doesn’t this make you want to get outside and explore around town? If you do, take your camera — and send photos to

This tom turkey visitor has stopped by Cyndy Hall’s Barstow Road home a number of times, she said, his harem in tow.

Vermont State Parks is asking kids to join in a statewide scavenger hunt in hopes of earning a free day on one of the organization’s parks.

One spring, following heavy rain, I visited the Saint Michael’s College Natural Area hoping to capture exciting photographs of the rushing Winooski River. Rather than raging floodwaters, however, I found the river’s floodplain was efficiently…

Youth fall soccer registration is open. Deadline is Friday, June 18, for students entering grades 1-6.

In spite of a couple of days of cold and soggy snow, spring is still busting out all over.

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