How could I have guessed that, traveling to Arkansas and Texas during the Christmas holidays, I’d come face to face with mammoths? Or having hinted I’d rather not get gifts that would increase the weight of my luggage, I’d in response get a great gift card to my favorite restaurant? Or, in m…

Tucked behind a stone wall on the edge of a hardwood forest, my 6-year-old students and I spy on an Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) as it climbs out of a tree cavity and scurries down to the ground. There is a dusting of snow. My students, bundled in vibrant snowsuits, are the o…

With our holiday season upon us, our thoughts turn to cozy fireplaces, friendly gatherings in winter sweaters and long, cold, snowy nights. The winter season creates new opportunities to try winter sports, start a new indoor hobby, or simply slow down to a contemplative pace and enjoy your r…

The blast of a gunshot: a deep bass roar she feels in her chest, followed by a treble ringing in her ears. The buck drops. The hunter remains in her crouch, watching the animal’s last breaths through her scope. When he is still, she rises, trembling from the cold and the moment, and approaches.

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BURLINGTON — Dr. Ann Hazelrigg, University of Vermont Extension plant pathologist, recently returned from Nepal, where she worked with farmers to help them manage clubroot, a destructive disease of brassicas, a plant genus that includes cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables.