Showing posts from October, 2012

Hunting Season

Vermont State Parks provide a variety of recreational opportunities for different users and interests, and at this time of year, hunting is one of them. A long held tradition in Vermont, hunting is  an enduring element of the cultural heritage of Vermont and is an important method for managing the state's game species.  It is both a family and community activity. Vermont is one of the most rural states in the country and we have a proud heritage of living close to the land.  White-tailed deer, black bear, moose, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, waterfowl, and snowshoe hare hunting are popular in the fall. Finding a place to hunt in Vermont is easy with more than 800,000 acres of conserved wildlife habitat open to public hunting. Hunting is just one of the many recreational opportunities available year round.  Hunting is allowed on all state lands, which include Vermont State Parks in the off season. (which is now). You  don't  need to stop hiking or visiting parks 

Is it Dinner Time Yet?

This summer Champlain College student, Sarah Lucia, a Professional Writing Major spent some time writing a few articles providing some great camping tips! Thank you so much Sarah! Start Your week Right with Breakfast Who Get's Dish Duty Always Hungry for Lunch Here are some great dinner time ideas for camping! Nights can get quite chilly when camping, especially come September and October, and a hot bowl of soup always tastes great. Some people prefer to have their soup on simmer for hours before serving, but that is not always feasible at the campground. This simple soup only requires about an hour of cooking time. Chicken Noodle Soup   Ingredients: 1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped 1 cup of noodles, uncooked 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 can mixed vegetables 1/2 teasoppn Italian spices 1 teaspoon sweer basil 1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon dried chopped onion 2 cans chicken broth 3 cups water Salt, pepper, to taste Pr

New at Burton Island

After flooding last year damaged the Burton Island Contact Station, they are getting a new one for next season. It is going to be slightly up the hill. Check out the progress of the new building, we can't wait to see it when it is done! 

What's Buggin' Trish Hanson

Trish Hanson, our Forest Protection Entomologist, stopped by our office while on her way to a program at Lincoln Community School. Trish deals with anything insect-related in the state, and fields inquiries from both the public and staff. Her lab does routine monitoring of many species and has a collection of both live and dead specimens, which help in the identification and tracking of insects.  She revealed to us that she had a childhood fear of bugs.  Her mom encouraged her to learn more about them and thus began her career. Here are some of the bugs she brought with her. Top photo: Horse Lubber Grasshopper from Arizona Bottom Left: Millipede- 1,000 legged bug from Arizona Bottom Right: Female Scarab Beetle from Arizona