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Byline: By DECLAN McCABE

As I waded in Lake Champlain one summer, a fellow bather explained that just a little farther out, refreshing spring water would cool my feet. I...

Some of my favorite children’s books describe life cycles as heroic tales of persistence and redemption. From “The Ugly Duckling” to “The Very...

Last July, Rich Kelley posted a most unusual photograph to the Vermont Birding Facebook group with the caption, “Someone bit off more than he could...

Large fishing spiders walking on water can be fascinating — or terrifyingly unnerving. The latter reaction is common among Saint Michael’s College...

The Outside Story: Life at 39 degrees

3/8/20

On a picture-perfect winter morning last year, 20 Saint Michael’s College students and I visited Vermont Fish and Wildlife scientists for ice...

‘Flunker Moth’ Named in Vt.

11/19/18

In early November, I flicked on the porch light and took out the trash. In the brief time it took, a couple of late-season moths found their way to...

If freshwater insects did senior superlatives before graduating from aquatic life, what would yearbook entries say about dobsonflies? Largest...

Scanning a sunlit pond floor for crayfish, I was distracted by seven dark spots gliding in a tight formation. Six crisp oval shadows surrounded a...



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