Vermont bald eagles, loons nest in record numbers

Vermont’s bald eagle population continued its recovery in 2017. Twenty-one pairs of adult bald eagles successfully produced 35 young in Vermont in 2017, a modern-day record in the state according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.  The species remains on Vermont’s endangered species list, but another strong year of growth has biologists hopeful for… Read More »

State safety officials remind fall hikers to take care

Vermont State Police and Department of Public Safety would like to remind those heading out onto Vermont’s hiking trails this fall of the ever changing conditions a hiker may encounter this time of year. While trailhead conditions may be warm and mild, higher elevations can present cooler temperatures along with a better view of foliage.… Read More »

Hikes with GM Club for rest of October

The Burlington section of the Green Mountain Club has weekend outings scheduled for October. All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit greenmountainclub.org or contact hike leaders. Oct. 14: Raven Ridge An easy loop hike in the Raven Ridge Natural Area in Monkton. Great views from the ridge, possible wildlife, and… Read More »

Bird Banding Week in Addison

Bird Banding Week in Addison

Join the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department at the new Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison to learn more about bird banding and conservation. Songbird banding will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 16, 17 and 21. Owl banding will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. Members of the… Read More »

Outdoor Notes

Hikes with the Green Mountain Club this weekend The Burlington section of the Green Mountain Club has weekend outings scheduled for October. All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit greenmountainclub.org or contact hike leaders. Hikes this weekend Saturday: Sterling Pond, Stowe Pretty easy hike from Rt. 108 to Sterling… Read More »

Be aware: Foliage season brings break-ins

As fall hiking and tourism season approaches, Vermont State Police troopers remind citizens to refrain from leaving valuables in plain view inside their vehicles while enjoying the outdoors. This includes purses, handbags, wallets, cash, cellphones, computer devices, hiking equipment, etc. Continuing efforts begun earlier this year, troopers with the Williston barracks will be patrolling Chittenden… Read More »

This weekend is Youth Waterfowl Hunters’ Weekend

Young Vermonters age 17 and under can give waterfowl hunting a try this weekend, hunting ducks and geese in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont waterfowl hunting zones (15 and under in the Connecticut River zone). According to Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials, the youth hunter must have a Vermont hunting license and must be… Read More »

New Dead Creek Visitor Center opens

New Dead Creek Visitor Center opens

The grand opening of the new Dead Creek Visitor Center at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison begins at 5 p.m. on Sept. 28. Dead Creek in Addison is known for its wildlife viewing and waterfowl hunting opportunities. Thousands of people visit every year to watch the fall migration of snow geese and other birds, to enjoy… Read More »