About Angela Shambaugh

I am a retired aquatic biologist and a lifelong naturalist. All sorts of things catch my attention, but I especially love the microscopic and plant worlds. My love of water has been a central part of my professional and home life. From puddles to Lake Champlain, all of it is fascinating and offers so much to treasure. My blogs are intended to share that love and maybe show you something you didn't know. I hope I succeed!

Climate Changes: Local and Global

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 […]

2022-09-08T17:37:02-04:00July 4, 2022|Wise About Water|

Meet The Neighbors: Red Algae

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 […]

2022-09-08T17:39:52-04:00June 3, 2022|Wise About Water|

Learn From Local Naturalists

The dark days of winter are finally lengthening, but there are still plenty of long winter nights ahead. Why not learn a little about the natural world through an online presentation? There are quite a few online webinar types opportunities from Vermont Conservation organiza […]

2022-01-04T08:10:00-05:00January 4, 2022|Wise About Water|
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