Written by Rachel Garwin A week ago, I joined my friend Teage (a Field Naturalist alum) and a group of his UVM students on an “owl prowl,” Teage’s own euphonic term for a night hike. We gathered at the edge of Centennial Woods, where gauzy tufts of white pines and bare hardwood twigs strained the… Continue reading Searching for Squirrels, Finding the Night
by Carly Brown A few weeks ago I tied my laces, donned my hat, and set off for a long run down Spear Street, from Burlington to Charlotte and back again. Partway through my run I saw it crossing the road without any signs of hurry, proudly displaying its black and rusty fur: the woolly… Continue reading Will You Need a Warmer Hat This Winter?
by Liz Brownlee “Wait until you see the accuracy of our plot,” calls the lab team. The four undergraduates burst with pride, oblivious to the prickling raspberries and thick brush that edge the Intervale forest. They stop me midstride. As their lab teacher, I’m fully equipped with aerial maps, GPS, first aid kit, phone, and… Continue reading Young Scientists Plot for Smart Urban Forestry
by Doug Morin Thwack……thwack…… What was that, I wonder? Never mind, I have to focus. thwack...clunk…bang……… Bang? Was that a bang? thwack…bang…...thwack…thwack I couldn’t help myself. I opened the window and look down to the garage and driveway. Nothing moved. The neighbors weren’t even home. Back to work. thwack…thwack…thwack I raced over to the… Continue reading A Closer Look at Cones: Norway Spruce
By Danielle Owczarski Crickets sound their high-pitched hum, blaring sirens swell and shrink, sweat percolates in overlapping areas, distant music floats through the moonlit breeze, insomnia returns, a kingfisher chatters along the lake shore, a main sail flaps in the breeze – all signifying the shift to summer in Burlington. Spring has its moments with… Continue reading Time Slips