• Posts tagged with winter

    Gifts for the Conservation-minded Person Who Has Everything

    Gifts for the Conservation-minded Person Who Has Everything

    “Honestly, I really don’t need anything.”

    We all have them. People in our lives who are impossible to shop for, because they have everything they need. The holidays are stressful enough without the added burden of having to think outside the box (and quickly) to make sure you have something for everyone. We at VCE would like to help you out this season by providing some creative, conservation-themed solutions to your gift-giving dilemmas!

    Vernal Pools Through the Year

    Vernal Pools Through the Year

    Picture a vernal pool in your mind’s eye and you’re instantly swept away to springtime. But here at VCE, our vernal pool research spans all seasons. Alex Wells, our VPMon Coordinator, provides this latest update on off-season vernal pool monitoring activities.

    Outdoor Radio: Kinglets in the Cold

    Outdoor Radio: Kinglets in the Cold

    Weighing less than a nickel and not much larger than your thumb, golden-crowned kinglets are the smallest birds to winter in the New England woods. How does a bird this small stay alive during the long and cold winter night?

    Butterflies in Snow

    Butterflies in Snow

    At 5 degrees below zero, butterflies were the last things on my mind as I brushed the fluffy snow from…

    Loon Meets Owl in Eric Hanson's House

    Loon Meets Owl in Eric Hanson’s House

    On December 17, I awoke to -25 F here in Craftsbury, VT. The day before a juvenile Common Loon had…

    Kinglets in the Cold

    Kinglets in the Cold

    Before you start reading this, grab a nickel out of your piggy bank and hold it in the palm of…

    Vermont Atlas of Life Map of the Week: Rough-legged Hawk

    Vermont Atlas of Life Map of the Week: Rough-legged Hawk

    Keen birders have spotted the annual arrival of Rough-legged Hawk, a buteo of the north that winters here in Vermont….