Herpetologist Jim Andrews takes the stage March 29

Green Mountain Club (GMC) Bread Loaf Section’s 2024 “Selected Reptiles and Amphibians of the Central Green Mountains” will be held on the evening of Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m., at Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court in Middlebury, featuring Herpetologist Jim Andrews. 

Turtles, frogs hanging around in warmer winter

Herpetologist Jim Andrews has received some particularly noteworthy news — accounts of reptiles and amphibians active in late December, a time of year when those creatures have typically gone dormant for the winter.

Warm fall alters migration, raises bird count

This year 46 field birders and 11 observers at feeders identified 17,697 birds of 75 species during the Middlebury Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 17.

Audubon Christmas bird count IDs 72 species

In December 37 field birders and 23 observers at feeders identified 18,290 birds of 72 species during the Middlebury Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 19.

Letter to the editor: Those seeking pesticide use should pay for it

Once again this year, the selectboard in Salisbury is giving Salisbury residents the opportunity of voting on whether or not we choose to spend around $25,000 to support the BLSG Mosquito control district. They are providing us with that opportunity becau … (read more)

Salisbury quietly opens a new walking trail

SALISBURY — What’s your go-to walking path? Most of us have at least one, whether it be around your neighborhood — checking out new home renovations and gardens — or a walk in your favorite woods. Addison County is chock full of beautiful trails that we c … (read more)

Learn about amphibians at New Haven talk

NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Conservation Commission will hold its first Armchair Naturalist talk of the year on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Town Offices on North Street. The talk, “Let’s get Wet,” by Jim Andrews, will focus on the amphibians of New … (read more)

Volunteers scanned day and night to count birds

MIDDLEBURY — In this year’s annual Christmas bird count in Middlebury, 41 field birders and 17 observers at feeders located and identified 28,839 birds of 62 species on Sunday, Dec. 15. This is ten fewer species than we found in each of the last three yea … (read more)

A plague of frogs? Big hatch is ‘unprecedented’

SALISBURY — Since early July, Vermont State Herpetologist Jim Andrews’ inbox has been flooded with emails, phone calls and reports of what some Addison County residents are calling “Frog-ageddon.” According to Andrews, thousands of frogs have recently app … (read more)