Conservation Commission: Guided “woods walk” on Saturday, May 18

Join the Conservation Commission for A Walk in the Woods with Jim Andrews on Saturday.  The field trip is a follow-up to Jim’s “Slippery Creatures: Salamanders and Frogs!” presentation in February.  We’ll look for vernal pools in the woods, with salamander and frog eggs, as well as see them in their adult stages in their habitat.  Jim will also help us identify bird calls, wildflowers, nests, trees and shrubs. Everyone is welcome.  Bring your binoculars, rain gear and …

Conservation Commission to host amphibian road rescue workshop

Amphibian Ecology and Road Rescue TrainingThursday, March 21, 2019 (6:30-8:00pm)Cornwall Town Hall If you were at Jim Andrews’ recent “Slippery Creatures” presentation, you know the yearly migration of amphibians from their winter forest homes to nearby wetlands will soon begin. Salamanders and frogs will be moving e masse to find mates and deposit their eggs, sometimes crossing roads at great peril to themselves. The Cornwall Conservation Commission has invited biologists …

“Take a Walk on the Wild Side” conservation presentation November 14

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: How do animals move around and through Vermont?   Vermont is home to many wildlife residents as well as migratory visitors.  For wide-ranging animals, moving safely around and through the landscape is key to their survival.    Join Middlebury College biologist Steve Trombulak as he describes how different species move through and over our landscape, and how wildlife corridors and connectivity habitat shape the …

Online Learning Program Recommended by the Conservation Commission

Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Backyard Woods Program Do you own less than 25 acres and are interested in learning more about your woods? Do you want to become a more active steward of your woods? Then the Backyard Woods Program might be what you are looking for! The Vermont Backyard Woods Program is a six-week online program that, using a combination of video’s, webinars, discussion forums, and weekly activities, …