https://vermontalmanac.org/wp-content/uploads/VTALMANAC_LOGO_STACK_TAG-300x150.png 0 0 Dave Mance III https://vermontalmanac.org/wp-content/uploads/VTALMANAC_LOGO_STACK_TAG-300x150.png Dave Mance III2020-06-14 12:34:222020-06-15 11:39:07This weekend’s cool, May-like weather has been a blessing for those of us who are desperately trying to catch up on our wood.
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John Douglas Beginning in 1995, there’s been a ban on spreading manure in Vermont from today till April 1.
John Douglas Toads in the garden and in the lawn. It’s time to do some mowing, but toads come first.
John Douglas Barred owls make noise all night long but they feed most actively at dawn and dusk; sometimes well after dawn and well before dusk.
John Douglas After waiting for a long time for a warm sunny day that didn’t happen, serviceberry buds decided it’s time to open. Roadsides are now very pretty.
John Douglas Insect frass all over your picnic table this year? You’re not alone. Matt Ayers, an ecologist at Dartmouth is happy to see them. He writes that caterpillar abundance fluctuates by 20-fold, depending on the year. It’s all good, not an outbreak, and many different species of caterpillar are providing food for birds this year.
John Douglas Most evergreen perennials are low to the ground, for good reason. Winterberry, pippsissewa, partridgeberry, and goldthread are all in the carpet family.
John Douglas A perfect day for apple tree pruning. Not too cold, not too sunny, and just a little snow left.