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Vermont neighborhoods face bear trouble

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Conflicts between people and Vermont’s healthy bear population are becoming more common and Vermont State Game Wardens and biologists have been busy fielding calls from the public. Reports of bears frequenting human areas have been on the rise this summer, especially in the towns of Middlebury, East Montpelier, Lyndonville, Waterbury, Duxbury, Bolton, Killington, Richmond, and Addison. (Read our story about the bears that have been spotted in Buttolph Acres.)

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Middlebury Police Log: Police deal with thefts and bears

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on June 5 were informed of the theft of an unspecified number of lottery tickets from the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street. Police continue to investigate the complaint.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Served a restraining order on a local man on June 4.

•  Tried to investigate an allegation of a man threatening a woman on North Pleasant Street on June 5, but the complainant was gone when police arrived.

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Game wardens remind you to let wildlife be

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON – State health and wildlife officials have one message for people who come across any animals in the wild — just leave them be.

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The Outside Story: Appreciating woodchucks

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Susan Shea



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Help save bobolinks; don't mow large fields just yet

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Summer in Vermont is greatly enriched by the state’s many grassland birds, from bobolinks flushing up from a grassy field to the beautiful song of an eastern meadowlark. But many of these species are in decline due to the loss of appropriate grassland habitat.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont are encouraging landowners to help promote these beloved species and give these birds a chance to complete their nesting season simply by altering the times of year that they mow large fields.

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Watch for falcon nests while hiking

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Hiking Vermont’s hillsides is a great way to enjoy a spring day, but the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont recommend that hikers check to see if the area they plan to hike or climb is open. Several cliff areas are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

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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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