Young Scientists Plot for Smart Urban Forestry

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


A Bypassed Giant

by Rachel Garwin What’s the last amazing thing you overlooked?  I discovered mine last Wednesday in Centennial Woods, a 65-acre natural area near the University of Vermont campus.  A friend and expert naturalist was sharing his local knowledge with a group of undergrads, and I had tagged along.  The familiar path turned to the left… Continue reading A Bypassed Giant