In the next few weeks, you will see a series of posts about wildlife areas categorized by region. Here is the second: Pine Hill Park Pine Hill Park in Rutland Vermont, only a half hour drive from campus offers some of the best biking, running, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and geocaching in the central … More Wildlife Areas: Rutland
People rely on policies alone to fix issues, but it seems that not everyone is happy with the results. Individuals are capable of solving small parts but can never find a true solution. The book An Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, published in 2006, Pollan discovers solutions in finding beauty in nature and treating it … More Finding the Balance
Remi Kanazi is a poet and writer based in New York City. He recently wrote Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine, a collection of poems about political issues in Palestine. He is also the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine. His commentary has been featured by news … More Color Blind Era
Not many things get a group of people to gather at 7:00 AM to go spend their time outside on a damp and cold November day, but for Vermont’s hardcore birders a chance to see late migrating raptors and waterfowl is all the motivation they need. On Saturday, November 5th The Mascoma Audubon Society … More Mascoma Audubon Chapter Field Trip
In the next few weeks, you will see a series of posts about wildlife areas categorized by region. Here is the first: Buckner Preserve The Helen W. Buckner preserve located at Bald Mountain in West Haven Vermont houses 11 rare animal species, 18 species of rare plants and 10 distinct plant community types. The … More Wildlife Areas: Lower Champlain Valley
On September 30th and October 1st, Val Titus’ Intro to Natural Resource Management and Environmental Studies students attended a field meeting at the Oxford Rod and Gun Club. Here is what they learned: DAY 1 ACOUSTIC IDENTIFICATION Bats are the second most diverse order of mammals worldwide. Many bat species however, are threatened by human-driven habitat … More TWS Field Meeting
On Wednesday morning, students in Eleanor Tison’s Images of Nature and Culture class participated in a volunteer opportunity at Clark Farm. Gleaning is an initiative taking place all over the United States that takes advantage of leftover produce from farms and farmers markets. The produce is collected by volunteers and distributed to local coops and … More Gleaning!