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MARLBORO — Help your kids overcome winter blues with an upcoming event. Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will host a Kids Exploration 1 p.m. Jan. 15. Educators will gather at the Pool Conservation Area, 117 Adams Cross Rd. to start a free-form exploration. The goal will be to reach one of the many beaver ponds on the property, but expect this child-directed walk to cover whatever crosses their path.

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The final number of deer taken in Vermont’s 2021 hunting seasons will not be available for a few more weeks, but the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says the final tally will be around 15,600 deer. Those deer will provide approximately 3.1 million servings of local, nutritious venison.

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Here’s a quiz for Harry Potter fans: What kind of owl played Hedwig in the movies? If you guessed a snowy owl, you’re correct. With their bright yellow eyes, bulky-looking bodies, and white feathers that cover everything from their beaks to their large feet, these owls strike an impressive p…

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Learning how to participate in an outdoor activity can be challenging, and ice fishing is a good example. Knowing this, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has scheduled a series of free ice fishing clinics for anyone who would like to learn about the latest proven ice fishing techniques.

Wilson Bentley (1865-1931) lived his entire life in Jericho, Vt., where he developed a passion for snowflakes at an early age. He started by collecting snowflakes and trying to create detailed drawings of each one, but the snow crystals’ tiny size and the speed at which they melted made this…

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The winter season has launched with the usual iffy weather and plenty of skiers and riders ready for the lifts to spin up another season of carving turns and powder stashes.

Every year my husband and I cut a Christmas tree on family land. We look for a young balsam fir growing in the power line right-of-way or in a forest clearing. Fir is our favorite type of Christmas tree because of its delightful, pungent fragrance. While Christmas tree farmers cultivate a va…

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s loons are thriving with a record 109 nesting pairs recorded in 2021, the highest since loon monitoring began in 1978, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Vermont Center for Ecostudies.

UNDERHILL, Vt — Corey Martello, 37, from Jericho and Hunter Bessette, 24, from Northfield have been charged with taking deer by illegal means, taking deer in closed season, spotting and locating wildlife, shooting from a motor vehicle, cocked crossbow in a motor vehicle, failure to stop for …

What do the following items have in common: the Declaration of Independence, Da Vinci’s notebooks, Bach’s musical scores, Rembrandt’s drawings, Shakespeare’s plays, and the Magna Carta? Give up? These examples, along with countless other documents ranging from the historically important to t…

With rifle season fast approaching, Forest Service officials on the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) are encouraging the public to use caution and to be visible and mindful of their surroundings in the coming weeks. Saturday, Nov. 13, marks the opening day of the white-tailed deer rifle…

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