Loons Have Landed

VCE biologist Eric Hanson has been working with loons for a long time (we won't say how long). Eric recently visited 9 territories and found 5 nests. "It's always a thrill to find a loon sitting on shore at the start of its month-long incubation period," exclaimed Hanson. On Zack Woods Pond, one pair was courting near an island nest site, with one bird cooing softly as it drifted near the shoreline. "Once I showed up to place some of the new nest warning signs, they became more curious and they obviously like the new easier-to-read text," said Hanson. Remember to stay clear of nesting areas during this critical time for loons.

What's Going On…. 2/17/2018

Ice Out 2018!


 It’s been a long, cold winter. But the ice will go out, sooner or later, and the weather will warm and our thoughts will turn to long awaited, pending spring.

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Eye On The Night Sky 3/17/2018

Daily Forecast: March 17, 2018

THIS PM: Any widely scattered flurries or snow showers ending; becoming mostly sunny. Blustery and unseasonably cold. Highs 18-23 north outside the Champlain Valley, 23-32 Champlain Valley and south. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph, with gusts 30 to 40 ...

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