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Mt. Independence hosts bird walk this Saturday

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Enjoy a walk on the wild side by participating in the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. This guided walk is on Saturday, May 26, from 8 to 10 a.m. Noted bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon will guide the walk.

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Photographer to talk about birding June 5

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — Vermont wildlife photographer Brian Machanic will present “The Art in Birding” at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area headquarters in Addison on Tuesday, June 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be followed by a one-hour photography bird walk at the Dead Creek WMA.

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Watch for turtles crossing roads to lay eggs

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — It’s springtime and Vermont’s turtles on are on the move. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe. Female turtles are looking for places to deposit their eggs, sometimes choosing to lay along the shoulders of roads, which can end tragically.

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Keep away from bears on Chipman Hill

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A bear with three cubs has a den in the Chipman Hill area, according to the Middlebury Police Department. The bear and cubs roam about the entire area, along the TAM, through DM Means Woods and Battell Woods and adjacent fields. Do not go near the bear, if seen. A sow tending cubs can be very aggressive and may cause injuries, while cubs have no fear and can appear playful. The bears will generally avoid human contact. Do not try to approach the bears or try to get close for a photograph. If encountered, leave the area immediately.

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Observe amphibians at Dead Creek

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — Herpetologist Jim Andrews will lead an evening field trip at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area on Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. The field trip will take participants to parts of the wildlife management area where spring amphibians are most likely to be seen and heard.

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Beware of moose on the roads

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning as they move from wintering areas to spring feeding locations.

More moose are hit by motorists in the spring than at any other time of the year. There is another peak of activity in September and October, the breeding season for moose.

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Vt. Department of Wildlife to hold deer hearings May 8 & 10

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Board will hold public hearings May 8 in Rutland and May 10 in South Burlington to recap the results of the 2017 deer seasons and review the antlerless deer hunting proposal for this year.

The hearings are scheduled for 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. as follows:

•  Tuesday, May 8, at Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Rd., Rutland.

•  Thursday, May 10, at South Burlington High School, 550 Dorset St., South Burlington.

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Take steps to keep bears off your property

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Black bears have arisen from their winter slumber and are once again roaming the landscape looking for food. The late spring is delaying the growth of bears’ natural food sources, which is likely contributing to a rise in bear-human conflicts this year according to Vermont Fish & Wildlife bear biologist Forrest Hammond.

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Visitor Center at Dead Creek opens May 11

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will open the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison for the season on Friday, May 11. The visitor center will be open Fridays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August and will offer a variety of free programs for all ages throughout the spring and summer.

Hours will be expanded in the fall, when lots of people come to the Route 17 West area to watch the seasonal migration of snow birds.

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The Outside Story: Learn about our native raccoons

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul



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Often, during my forays into the woods behind our house, I wonder who might be occupying the holes carved into tree trunks by time and nature. The barred owls I hear hoo-hoo-hoo-hooing, maybe, or the chittering red squirrels. And, chances are, there are raccoons in some of those hollows, high above the ground.

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