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Kent McFarland
Works at Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Attended Antioch University New England
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Mostly a good loon season in VT. We have had 5 adult loons die from fishing gear, including lead. Read more and watch the videos...
The media likes a "feel-good" story and this summer they've picked up loons as a "good" topic.  VCE biologist and Vermont Loon Conservation Project Coordinator, Eric Hanson, was recently interviewe...
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We found Dog Vomit Slime Mold (yeah, it's real) and hundreds of other species. We counted any living thing we could identify (and even some we couldn't). And when the VCE-led BioBlitz at Marsh-Bill...
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National Moth Week was in July, so we made moths our iNaturalist Vermont observation of the month category. With over 1,000 Lepidoptera to look through this month (way to go iNatters!), it took som...
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Loonwatch day: The annual statewide loonwatch survey takes place this Saturday, July 19.   Most of the high priority lakes are assigned but if anyone with a motorboat has any last minute desire to ...
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At the height of summer many ponds are covered in lily pads with beautiful white or yellow flowers spread across the water. Moose munch on them. Beaver and muskrat devour them. Deer consider them d...
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The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has partnered with the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and the Vermont Agency of Transportation to provide habitat for a rare snake species ...
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A sad 100th anniversary tomorrow. On September 1, 1914, the last passenger pigeon in the world, Martha, died in the Cincinnati Zoo; her death cemented the extinction of the passenger pigeon species...
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For a while, the iconic laughing call of the loon was rare in Vermont waters, but the bird population has been rebounding in recent years. Saturday was the
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Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part education, the BioBlitz at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park will bring together leading scientists, naturalists, and community m...
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Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part education, the BioBlitz at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park will bring together leading scientists, naturalists, and community m...
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The VCE team opted for our customary low-carbon Birdathon this spring, but swapped hiking boots and mountain bikes for water shoes and kayaks/canoes.  This all but quashed the possibility of headli...
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Education
  • Antioch University New England
    Conservation Biology, 1993 - 1995
  • Allegheny College
    Environmental Studies, 1984 - 1988
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Conservation Biologist
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  • Vermont Center for Ecostudies
    Conservation Biologist, 2007 - present
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