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Drama in Real Life – Loon Rescue!

When Eric Hanson, who wears many hats at Craftsbury but who is also the Vermont Loon Recovery Project Coordinator, asked for help with a loon rescue at lunch today, he got a fast response from GRP scullers Sarah and Ben, … Continue reading

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Autumnal Monday

  Today felt particularly autumny. A week ago there was nary a colorful leaf to be found. Now those leaves are strutting their stuff. Today was downright nippy and all of a sudden hats, mittens and various iterations of warm … Continue reading

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Profile: Eric Hanson, VT Loon Recovery Project Coordinator

Last week, Vermont’s independent news voice, Seven Days, featured an article about “Vermont’s Loon-atic,” Eric Hanson. For 15 years, Hanson has been the coordinator of the Vermont Loon Recovery Project, a program of the the Vermont Center for Ecostudies in … Continue reading

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Forest Floor Babies

A few days ago a clutch of GRP rowers held a work party to clear some brush and trim some trees. While working they spied a nest flush on the forest floor made of coarse grasses with three white throated … Continue reading

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Saturday Scene: Flora and Fauna

  Walking around the Center with attentiveness yields both the obvious and the subtle beauty of spring in the Northeast Kingdom. After a year’s absence a loon pair is nesting in the Cove and all seems right at Craftsbury.   … Continue reading

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Teeming Tuesday

It couldn’t have rained harder today. Never mind the continuous downpours, Craftsbury was moving at full tilt all day long. The scullers were on the water, the Run2Scull hybrid athletes were sculling and cranking off a track workout, Community Rowing … Continue reading

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Marvelous Monarch

When out exploring last week, I found a chrysalis hanging on a small bush. I brought it home to Shanty 4 and hung it on a stick and waited to see what would happen. This beautiful monarch butterfly greeted me … Continue reading

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Eggs in a Nest: Bernd Heinrich talks Birds at Craftsbury

Noted naturalist, biologist and author, Dr. Bernd Heinrich spoke to a crowd Monday night in the Dining Hall on a dark and stormy night. Amid flashes of lightning and with nearby trees crashing down in the violent winds, Dr. Heinrich … Continue reading

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Round Robin

It’s nesting season here as it is all over and we’ve got no shortage of phoebes, robins and other winged creatures nesting in nooks and crannies all over the Center. I came out of the Duck Blind yesterday to find … Continue reading

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