Stowe farmer Ken Ricketson is partnering with Stowe Land Trust and the Vermont Land Trust to protect 210 acres of farmland on Route 100 that has been in his family for three generations.
The local baseball team from Peoples Academy and Stowe High School help carry lumber a half-mile through the woods to a bridge site in the Morristown Forest, an increasingly popular destination for Lamoille County residents to hike on newly created trails.
Keeping native turtles as pets is prohibited because it can harm the turtle and pose threats to wild turtle populations, Vermont wildlife department officials say.
This spring, as you walk outside, keep an ear open for two distinctive bird songs: zee zee zee zee zo zee or zee zee zo zo zee. If you hear them, you’ve identified a black-throated green warbler (Setophaga virens), a bird that is often heard but rarely seen.
Do you know that it is illegal to transport, buy or plant shrub honeysuckles in Vermont? This is because honeysuckles are labeled class B noxious on Vermont’s noxious weed quarantine list.
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.
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.