Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season Complete: Cliffs Clear to Hike and Climb Again August 1

 

 

July 23, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Hikers and rock climbers can return to Vermont cliffs starting August 1 now that peregrine falcon nesting season has ended.  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has confirmed that all the young falcons have learned to fly and will not be disturbed by human presence on the cliffs.

Fish & Wildlife Biologist to Speak on Threats to Vermont’s Moose Population

 

 

July 20, 2018

WILMINGTON, Vt. – From climate change to parasites to the state’s changing forested landscape, moose face a variety of challenges. Scott Darling, wildlife biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, will give a talk on Vermont’s moose population entitled Moose in Vermont – The Tiny Threats to Our Biggest Mammals on Wednesday, August 15 in Wilmington.

 

Learn about Vermont’s Black Bears in Middlebury on August 1

 

 

July 20, 2018

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Vermonters of all ages are invited to attend a presentation about Vermont’s black bears at the Middlebury Town Offices on Wednesday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Vermont Fish & Wildlife bear biologist Forrest Hammond will talk about the extraordinary life history of bears, their ecology and behaviors, and what people can do to better co-exist with bears.  Through colorful photos and captivating stories, the audience will come away with a new appreciation for these intelligent animals. 

 

Art in Nature Event to be Held at Dead Creek on August 9

July 20, 2018

ADDISON, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will host an evening of art in nature at the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison, Vermont on Thursday, August 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This free event will consist of a short talk and refreshments at the Visitor Center, after which the group will venture outside to the wildlife management area for some nature exploration through art creation.

Warm Summer Water Temperatures Can Be Lethal to Trout

July 20, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt –The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Vermont Council of Trout Unlimited are encouraging anglers to consider their impact on trout when fishing during the current hot, dry weather. Many of the trout streams and rivers throughout Vermont are currently at or above stressful temperatures for trout and flows in most rivers are already dangerously low.

Safe Composting in Bear Country: Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears

 

 

 

July 12, 2018 - Bears in Vermont are thinking ahead to winter and, looking to fatten up, are currently in search of easy calories. Compost can become a bear attractant as with trash bins, bird feeders, and pet food – if not properly managed. Fortunately, Vermonters can minimize conflicts over compost by taking a few extra steps, according to Forrest Hammond, bear project leader with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

Safe Composting in Bear Country: Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears

 

 

 

July 12, 2018 - Bears in Vermont are thinking ahead to winter and, looking to fatten up, are currently in search of easy calories. Compost can become a bear attractant as with trash bins, bird feeders, and pet food – if not properly managed. Fortunately, Vermonters can minimize conflicts over compost by taking a few extra steps, according to Forrest Hammond, bear project leader with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

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