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Bird Watchers Post Big Data to Vermont eBird in 2016

January 02, 2017

This year marks the 14 year anniversary of Vermont eBird, the first state portal for eBird. In just a decade-and-a-half, the bird checklists that bird watchers have shared have helped make Vermont eBird, a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life, the largest citizen science biodiversity project in the state and around the world. Read more on the VCE Blog »

October 2016 iNaturalist Vermont Photo-observation of the Month

November 04, 2016

Congratulations to Daron Tansley for winning the October 2016 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. His image of a Red Fox hunting small mammals was the most popular photo-observation as measured by clicked ‘favs’. Read more on the VCE Blog »

New Damselfly Found in Vermont

October 22, 2016

It was a routine warm September day in the field for naturalist Joshua Lincoln. Wandering along the Waterbury Reservoir shoreline, his net was swiping at mostly Darners – recording Lance-tipped, Lake, and Shadow darners with his camera before releasing them. He stalked a pair of Orange Bluet damselflies to photograph. Thirty minutes later, he captured several closeup images of a blue damselfly perched on vegetation, a group that is notoriously hard to identify. Read the whole story on the VCE blog »

Lynx Found in Southern Vermont

October 19, 2016

A lone Canada lynx was photographed in the southern Vermont town of Londonderry this June, marking the first confirmed evidence of lynx in Vermont outside the Northeast Kingdom in decades. Lynx are listed as ‘threatened’ under the federal Endangered Species Act and ‘endangered’ in the state of Vermont. Read more on the VCE blog. »

September 2016 iNaturalist Vermont Photo-observation of the Month

October 01, 2016

Congratulations to Joshua Lincoln for winning the September 2016 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. His image of a predatory Sand Wasp (genus Bembix) with a fly was the most popular photo-observation as measured by clicked ‘favs’. Learn more on the VCE blog. »