Wildlife Areas: Rutland

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…

Finding the Balance

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…

Mascoma Audubon Chapter Field Trip

  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…

Wildlife Areas: Lower Champlain Valley

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…

TWS Field Meeting

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…

Gleaning!

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…

Deane’s Nature Preserve Hike

 The first thing I heard when I got to this campus in the fall was “you HAVE to go to the Deane’s.” I had no idea what that meant, but I soon found out and I’ve been hooked on Deane’s since.     Welcome to the first entry of my hiking blog! I will be…

Introduction to the Hiking Blog

Hi there! As a new member to the social media team, I’ll be a weekly contributor to the blog, and I’ll be making videos on occasion as well! Before I begin, I’d like you all to know a bit about myself. I’m a freshman here at GMC, and I’m currently in the Progressive Program, combining…