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Find past newsletter articles, press releases, and other media showcasing local agriculture, placed-based education, and conservation of natural resources in Sullivan County.

April 2, 2020

Even though snow is currently falling outside my window, I know that spring is on its way. How do I know that? Because I saw some red maple flower buds (like the ones in the picture) starting to swell last week. 

Buds hold the hope of spring in them. They are tightly pa...

April 2, 2020

As everyone adjusts to learning and working from home, don't forget what nature can offer during this time. In the Upper Valley, most of us are close to wide-open spaces where we can practice social distancing as we get some much needed fresh air.

Nature still offers al...

March 3, 2020

As I was looking for tracks and signs of animals in the snowy landscape with Bluff Elementary 5th graders back in January, I noticed a place were small footprints disappeared down a hole into the snow, then reappeared a few feet later, then disappeared a final time int...

March 3, 2020

Did you know that deer mice stay active all winter long? They still have to move through the forest to find food, hide from predators, and stay warm doing it. A mouse is a small creature in a big forest, so what paths might they take? Probably the warmest ones! Where i...

February 3, 2020

You may have noticed that sunrises and sunsets seem to be more vivid in winter.  There are some reason for that!

Cooler temperatures allow for better air circulation. When the air can circulate more freely, dust particles and pollutants are scattered more effectively.

Th...

February 1, 2020

Don't they look like they are dancing down from the clouds to the ground? Look closely and zoom in.  They are so intricate and beautiful! 

How is a snowflake formed?

It's a simple recipe that includes: Water vapor, subfreezing clouds, and a piece of dust or salt....

January 22, 2020

Who's print is that? may be the question most often asked to outdoor educators when walking through the snow with students. But the identify of a critter is only one piece of information in a much larger story. This past month, 5th graders from Bluff Elementary and Cla...