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Forest Finds

My latest forest discoveries demonstrate the difference between being a ground nester like the white throated sparrow and a cavity nester like the tree swallow. The white throated sparrow nestlings grow faster and hop out of their forest floor nest … Continue reading

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Cryptic Creatures

The summer season has arrived at Craftsbury and with it come busy and productive┬ádays of running, sculling, coaching and having a brain full of details that must be remembered. When I need a respite, I take Towhee and go for … Continue reading

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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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