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Tonight, The Natural and Unnatural History of the Common Loon presented by Eric Hansen, VT Loon Recovery Project Biologist, 7pm at the Salisbury Congregational Church.
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In my last post I said I would go back to the site to check on the progress of the Osprey nest across the river. I did so tonight and I am happy to report three healthy looking chicks that I was able to watch being fed by mom.
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My plan for doing the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project this year was to wait until the first adult Monarchs were reported in Vermont before going to my plot to search. After last year’s absolute futility, which you can read about on my Google+ Page if you…
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Twitter users were already throwing around the word "Nazi" plenty before Germany-U.S. kicked off, but how about during the game? To find out, from 11:35 a.m. to 2:03 p.m. we recorded tweets and retweets that contained the word "Nazi" or "Nazis" (not case sensitive). We pulled 30,209 in total, or 3.4 "Nazi"s per second.
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Why would you do such a thing?
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This morning at the break of dawn, my friend and I were out doing a transect for a forest bird monitoring project in Bristol Cliffs Wilderness. Five points in deep woods spending ten minutes at each one counting all the birds I can see and hear. Things…
This morning at the break of dawn, my friend and I were out doing a transect for a forest bird monitoring project in Bristol Cliffs Wilderness. Five points in deep woods spending ten minutes at eac...
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If you've ever take a picture of a frog, salamander, turtle, snake, or lizard (there's only one) in Vermont, the Vermont Reptile & Amphibian Atlas may need it for their records.
Two years in a row while monitoring birds in the Bristol Cliffs Wilderness I have had enjoyable close encounters with Spring Peeper frogs. Last year, bushwhacking through some vegetation, I suddenl...
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This past Saturday I did my second run through my MLMP site in Weybridge. The weather was absolutely perfect for doing it. Sunny but cool, dry and a little breezy, making it easy to get through most of the Milkweed plants at the location. However, there…
This past Saturday I did my second run through my MLMP site in Weybridge. The weather was absolutely perfect for doing it. Sunny but cool, dry and a little breezy, making it easy to get through mos...
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This pure white Tree Swallow was recently found at the Trevelylin Farm in New Haven following a mower around as it was cutting a field. Even without its normal field marks, this bird is recognizable as a Tree Swallow from its body shape. Unlike the…
This pure white Tree Swallow was recently found at the Trevelylin Farm in New Haven following a mower around as it was cutting a field. Even without its normal field marks, this bird is recognizabl...
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  Walking into town this morning, I almost walked right past a butterfly-shaped leaf without stopping, but luckily turned I around after passing it and got my first ever look at a Striped Hairstreak. It was mineraling on the sidewalk, its proboscis to the…
  Walking into town this morning, I almost walked right past a butterfly-shaped leaf without stopping, but luckily turned I around after passing it and got my first ever look at a Striped Hair...
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Check out the leading edge slat (alula feathers) deployment on this Peregrine Falcon smoothing the air flow over its wing and preventing stall while going slow. 
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OK, so first off, I’m obviously starting to use this blog again. It just seems like it’s going to be the most efficient way to show pictures and talk about stuff I find in the field. So, the other day I wrote an article on the OCAS website about The…
OK, so first off, I'm obviously starting to use this blog again. It just seems like it's going to be the most efficient way to show pictures and talk about stuff I find in the field. So, the other ...
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I am an avid local bird watcher and Otter Creek Audubon Society board member.
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