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Does Fire Bug Wildlife?

When conservation groups burn natural land, does it disturb wildlife species? Simply put, yes. Then why do we do it, and how can we call it “ecological fire” if it may harm some species? Historically, fire was a...

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Frogs, Turtles and Salamanders, Oh My!

Did you hear the sound of a thumb raking over the teeth of a comb while on a recent hike? That’s the Western Chorus Frog. The first frog to emerge when the ground thaws. They are very loud near some wetlands in our area,...

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Slow down, take a cue from nature!

As I look around this time of year – leaves off the trees, flowers now brown, insects and other small creatures hidden away – I can’t help but think of the wisdom of Nature. Months ago, as the amount of daylight...

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Are the bats trying to tell us something?

I read an article about bats in the most recent University of Vermont alumnae magazine today. It made me want to cry. Bats are dying due to a little-understood disorder called “White nose syndrome.” The disorder...

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