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Nature Nugget: Bobolinks, world-class travelers in trouble

Nature Nugget: Bobolinks, world-class travelers in trouble

During breeding season, male bobolinks are black and white with a tuft of straw-yellow on the back of their head. They flutter across fields singing a song that may make you think R2-D2 is loose in the haylands of Vermont.

Caring for the Missisquoi River 

Caring for the Missisquoi River 

From its headwaters in Lowell, the Missisquoi River meanders through valleys, tumbles down gorges, and crosses the border into southern Quebec before flowing into Lake Champlain. The river is a priority in the state’s clean water initiatives. Sheldon wetland restored...
Nature Journal: What Does a Truly Old Forest Look Like?

Nature Journal: What Does a Truly Old Forest Look Like?

Liz Thompson, VLT’s Director of Conservation Science, reflects on old forests in Vermont As a teenager, I loved being in the woods. I felt at peace there, far from the noisy crowds at school. The woods were quiet, but there were also signs of a once busy place, of...
Unwanted visitors: Hemlock Woolly Adelgids

Unwanted visitors: Hemlock Woolly Adelgids

The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an insect that feeds on sap. But what about this microscopic bug gives it the ability to destroy eastern hemlock stands? Learn more.