The summary of the November 2022 Board of Directors meeting is now online.
Deicing salts can harm our lakes and ponds. There are ways to reduce the amount of deicing materials we use, staying safe while keeping our waterways clean.
Check out the newest additions to the FOVLAP website.
Migration happens all around us each and every year. It's an awesome thing! Let's catch up on migration science with three Vermont migrators.
I just realized that I missed an important group in my recent posts about our algae neighbors - the Ochrophytes (formerly called Chrysophytes).
This time of year my thoughts often turn to turtles on Lake Champlain.
We’ve completed our visits with lake phytoplankton and are ready to begin with a new group – the zooplankton.
These last few weeks I have been thinking about climate change. I am a gardener and small fruit grower as well as a bee keeper. My property is just outside Montpelier, located in a small narrow north-south running valley. Our winters have always come a little earlier and lasted a little longer t […]
There is one last group of algae that you may encounter in Vermont waters, the Rhodophyta or red algae. Red algae are most abundant in marine environments and are common seaweed along shorelines. The estimates I found noted that only 3 – 5% of all red algae species live in freshwater and most of tho […]
It’s spring and love is in the air! If you are a frog or salamander, that means you’ll be heading for the nearest water to find your special someone. Every frog and salamander has the same idea once the temperatures begin to warm. On warm nights in spring, especially rainy ones, the terrain leading […]