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

Seasons

Enough Pumpkins in the Patch?

by Cathy Bell (originally posted on vtdigger.org) Back in the middle of September, a headline caught my eye. “Northeast Faces Devastating Pumpkin Shortage,” I read, with a mixture of amusement and trepidation. Devastating?  Really?  Pumpkins are cheery and plump and orange.  It’s tough for me to take them seriously enough to believe that anyone could… Continue reading Enough Pumpkins in the Patch?

Botany, Climate Change

Subtle Wonders of the High Sierra

by Cathy Bell After a night spent deeply burrowed into the warmth of my down sleeping bag, I wake to discover that my tent has abruptly transformed itself from a cozy refuge to a swelteringly confined space.  The sun has only just cleared the ridgeline of Cirque Peak, but its rays are strong here at… Continue reading Subtle Wonders of the High Sierra