They're back: Learn about Vt.'s growing loon population

ERIC HANSON, LOON biologist with Vermont Center for Ecostudies, places signs warning boaters about loon nests. Hanson will be doing a talk on loons at the Dead Creek WMA Headquarters in Addison on Aug. 20. Photo courtesy Colleen Bloom

ADDISON — Vermonters may have noticed more common loons while paddling Vermont lakes and ponds in recent years and wondered why their numbers have increased.

Go 'low' to extend and protect your garden

LOW GARDEN TUNNELS such as this one can not only get your gardens started early, but can also help you extend your season well into the fall and early winter. Photo courtesy UVM Extension

Low tunnels are the contemporary version of the “cold boxes,” made out of windows and wood frames, which older generation gardeners used to start plants early in the season.

That's a big one! Kindness lures in a great catch

GRADY CRONIN, A nine-year-old from Pennsylvania, displays the nearly 10-pound, 26-inch-long brown trout that he caught in Lake Champlain late in July thanks to the kindness of Shaw Kipp of Rack-n-Reel and Tim Little of Vermont Field Sports.

SOMEWHERE ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN — When nine-year-old Grady Cronin of Perkasie, Pa., pulled his fishing line out of the waters of Lake Champlain late last month he fulfilled his own aspirations of landi


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