Earth Science

Rock: The Best Thing about Vermont

by Becky Cushing I’m not a geologist, but recently I learned a thing or two about Vermont bedrock that bumps it above maple syrup or cheese on Vermont’s “Best of” List. By nature, I ask a lot of questions: What trees are those? How deep is this soil? What bird lives in that nest? Turns… Continue reading Rock: The Best Thing about Vermont

Discoveries

Chicken of the Woods

by Becky Cushing Frog legs, rabbit, octopus, sea lamprey: Tastes just like chicken. But a mushroom? That might take some convincing. Purple toadstools dot moist ground. Tiny aliens emerge from rotting wood. A stalk shoots from leaf litter on the forest floor. Like Alice's Wonderland, the damp woods in and around Burlington are splattered with… Continue reading Chicken of the Woods