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home : features : science and nature July 22, 2014 

William Amos: Hidden Worlds - Credo
Credo
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Henry Homeyer: Notes From The Garden -- Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
Good bugs, bad bugs
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Meeting Alumni, Loving Life As An Extension Field Specialist
I've got one of the best jobs. It's different every day and I get to meet some wonderful folks doing good things around the state of New Hampshire. My husband, retired now for 20 years, told me after a very trying day when we first were married, that if you like your job 85% of the time, you are better off than most people. Meeting the alumni who shared items for the 100th Anniversary of Cooperative Extension display for North Haverhill Fair emphasized for me why I like working for Cooperative Extension and my job's daily journey to provide education and information to the citizens of New Hampshire.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Black Bear Presentation To Benefit Rocks Estate In Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, N.H. -- The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and the Littleton Conservation Commission will host noted wildlife biologist Ben Kilham for a presentation about black bears at The Rocks Estate July 29, beginning at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the $15 admission fee will be put toward improvements to the education center at The Rocks.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Groton Forest Project Funded
Sen. Patrick Leahy announced funding for two Vermont Forest Legacy projects that will conserve forestlands in the Groton Forest Legacy Initiative and Windham Region Working Forest.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Henry Homeyer : Trees and Shrubs for the Shade
I grew up in a small town in rural Connecticut. Behind the house there was a brook and a hardwood forest with a high canopy of old maples that created a cool space for spending hot summer days. My favorite understory tree was a small, bushy tree that had very fragrant leaves and stems,which I decided must be witch hazel, as the barber splashed witch hazel on my neck after each haircut, and it was vaguely the same. I frequently chewed on the leaves and green twigs in lieu of the chewing gum that was forbidden to me.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Check Pool Filters For Asian Longhorned Beetle
DURHAM, N.H. -- UNH Cooperative Extension and the N.H. Division of Forests and Lands are asking New Hampshire residents with pools to check their filters regularly for Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). This invasive insect is a serious threat to our forests and trees.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NorthWoods, MWA To Host Clyde River Wetlands Paddle
NorthWoods Stewardship Center and Memphremagog Watershed Association will host a canoe tour of the Upper Clyde River Wetlands complex--home to over 100 species of birds and rich flora--on Friday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Henry Homeyer : There's Plenty to Do in the Vegetable Garden
There's plenty to do in the vegetable garden
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hidden Worlds - Liverworts
Liverworts
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Time To Stake The Tomatoes
After a very late start to the growing season tomatoes are finally taking off! In my office that means questions are starting to come in about staking.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hike, Bike, and Paddle: Free Community Fun Day in Craftsbury
Enjoy the Hike, Bike, and Paddle event on Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m. at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Become A Part Of The Tree Farm Program
The Vermont Tree Farm committee, in conjunction with the UVM Extension forester, Vermont Woodlands Association, and NorthWoods Stewardship Center, is offering a free workshop for landowners who wish to learn more about the American Tree Farm System program.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Boating Infrastructure Grants Available
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is now accepting applications to fund projects that will help improve boating facilities in Vermont.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UVM Extension Offering Forensics Camp For Kids At LTS
Northeast Kingdom children are invited to follow the trail of evidence as they learn how to secure, investigate and evaluate crime scenes at a weeklong day camp, Aug. 11-15 in Lyndonville.
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mars 'Flying Saucer' Splashes Down After NASA Test
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft -- and one day even astronauts -- safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Protecting, Restoring Water Quality In The Passumpsic and Upper Connecticut River Basin
MONTPELIER -- The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has approved the Passumpsic and Upper Connecticut River Tactical Basin Plan. The plan was developed with the purpose of improving water quality and aquatic habitats, and presents the recommendations of state and federal resource agencies, watershed partner organizations, planning commissions, municipalities, and individual citizens.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

River Currents : Don't ruin it for yourself or anyone else
Don't ruin it for yourself or anyone else
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Henry Homeyer : Planting Flowers
Planting Flowers
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Plum Creek Urges Public To Join Walking Tour
Join Plum Creek on July 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a woods tour, which will include visiting a deer habitat enhancement harvest, an active feller/buncher harvesting operation, a quick stop at the Conte NFWR visitor center and a woodcock habitat enhancement management area on the NFWR. We will have foresters and biologists leading the tour.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014


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