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MONTPELIER — Vermont’s muzzleloader season antlerless deer permit applications are available online at Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website and from license agents. A link to the information and online applications is on the home page at https://vtfishandwildlife.com/.

My father, may he rest in peace, always told me that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Wrong, Dad. I grow at least three tasty vegetables that require no work to speak of: I just plant, mulch and harvest. If you are a lackadaisical gardener and like garlic, rhubarb and horseradish, you…

WATERBURY — Few birding experiences rival hearing the haunting call of the loon or seeing them glide by in protected coves on a lake. However, for the birds’ protection, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to enjoy loons from a safe distance this summer.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is asking the public to keep an eye out for the invasive pest known as spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) during the spring landscaping season. This is due to the risk of egg masses being accidentally brought in on shipmen…

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is receiving reports from across the state of black bears seeking food in yards, outbuildings and livestock enclosures this spring, and the department urges Vermonters to take proactive steps for safely coexisting with bears.

If you’ve never seen – or heard of – the southern bog lemming, you’re not alone. Although this small mammal scurries through our landscape year-round, it is elusive by nature. So elusive, in fact, that the southern bog lemming (Synaptomys cooperi) is listed as a species of greatest conservat…

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Four baby opossums crawl along the hands of Karen Rose of Monte's House Wildlife Rehab in Shaftsbury, which received eight baby opossums found on a deceased mother by a Vermont game warden in Charlotte on Tuesday night. Monte's, a licensed rehab facility, will care for the babies for a coupl…

BOLTON — Outdoor Gear Exchange (OGE) announced the Relay Thru-Hike of the 272-mile Long Trail in Vermont to raise funds and awareness for the local trail club, the Green Mountain Club (GMC). OGE’s goal is to raise enough funds to financially support one month of GMC trail work, which costs a…

From early spring through late summer, the air trills and croaks and buzzes and chirps with the sounds of nature’s little loudmouths. Mornings are full of birdsong; evenings are the domain of frogs and crickets. How do such little animals make so much noise? Let’s find out by looking at some…

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s turtles are on the move this spring, and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe. Female turtles will be looking for places to deposit their eggs, sometimes choosing to lay them along the shoulders of roads, which c…

Well intentioned people of the past century imported many handsome plants. Unfortunately, some of them — absent the predators of their homeland — became pests here in America. These “invasives” generally spread quickly by seed and root, and can take over our gardens and adjoining wild places…

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