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  • The Leonids Meteor Shower: A Pre-Turkey Feast for the Eyes

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    Written by Emily Brodsky The alarm went off at 3 AM.  I lay on the cabin floor, my breath visible in the cold night air.  The fire, which had been blazing at bedtime, by now had dampened to a few glowing embers.  Imagining the dazzling show that awaited me outside, I resisted the temptation to [...]
    Posted November 16, 2011.
  • The Sensual Slug

    The Sensual Slug
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    by Danielle Owczarski During the first cold days of fall in Burlington, I had a chance encounter with a handsome slug on my way to catch the bus. As I hurried past, it glided effortlessly across the moistened slate walkway, its black leopard-print pattern catching my eye. The image of the mysterious figure drifted through my [...]
    Posted October 18, 2011.
  • Natural Destinations: Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

    Natural Destinations: Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
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    By Danielle Owczarski Far from Burlington, hidden in the low basin of the Nulhegan River in the Northeast Kingdom, awaits a little known National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The 26,000 acres of refugium established in 1999 encompasses three headwater tributaries to the Nulhegan River, itself a tributary to the 7.2 million acre Connecticut River…[Read more]
    Posted October 08, 2011.