Botany, Discoveries, Natural Destinations, Wildlife

The Burlington Naturalist Scavenger Hunt Series: Williston’s Muddy Brook Wetland

A special series of blog posts brought to you by Liz Brownlee  -- The Burlington Naturalist Scavenger Hunt Series: Discover the area’s hidden gems.  Hone your naturalist skills.  Learn to see the treasures along every walking path, trail, and creek. This series of scavenger hunts is a chance to get outside, look closely at the world around you,… Continue reading The Burlington Naturalist Scavenger Hunt Series: Williston’s Muddy Brook Wetland

Discoveries, Natural Destinations

The Charisma of the Drab

By Audrey Clark - Wandering down Boulevard Saint Germain near Notre Dame in Paris, I passed a store window filled with insect specimens on display. The stylish sign read Claude et Nature (Claude and Nature). I veered into the store, astonished that such a place exists. A small stuffed bison (small for a bison, that… Continue reading The Charisma of the Drab

Migrations, Natural Destinations

Natural Destinations: Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area

by Cathy Bell (originally posted on vtdigger.org) Every autumn, thousands of snow geese take a break from their 5,000 mile southbound migration to rest and feed at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison, Vermont.  Journeying from their breeding grounds on the Arctic tundra to their winter range in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern states, the… Continue reading Natural Destinations: Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area

Natural Destinations

Natural Destinations: Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

By Danielle Owczarski Far from Burlington, hidden in the low basin of the Nulhegan River in the Northeast Kingdom, awaits a little known National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The 26,000 acres of refugium established in 1999 encompasses three headwater tributaries to the Nulhegan River, itself a tributary to the 7.2 million acre Connecticut River watershed.… Continue reading Natural Destinations: Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge