Field Guide to May

The month of May is a show-off. Woodland wildflowers break out of the ground. Trees flower and leaves burst. Birds arrive on southern winds with song. May shouts of life and rejuvenation. Here are a few bits of natural history for your May days.
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Visiting Stark's Winter Den

In this month’s episode of Outdoor Radio, we travel deep into the snow-covered Green Mountains to visit the winter den of one male bear, nicknamed Stark, to replace the GPS collar that tracks his movements.
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