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Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk

Date: 
Saturday, June 18, 2011 8:00 am
Address: 
http://www.friendsofmissisquoi.org/events.htm
City, State: 
Swanton, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Sundown Songsters

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:30 pm
Address: 
http://www.rutlandcountyaudubon.org/events
City, State: 
Shrewsbury, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Staying Connected: Wildlife Habitat

Date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2011 1:00 pm
Address: 
http://www.historicvermont.org/events/
City, State: 
Hubbardton, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Raptors and Other Predatory Birds

Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2011 2:00 pm
Address: 
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/events.htm
City, State: 
Vergennes, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Monthly Wildlife Walk Up

Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:00 am
Address: 
http://ottercreekaudubon.org
City, State: 
Middlebury, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Monthly Bird Monitoring at GMAC (Green Mountain Audubon Center

Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:00 am
Address: 
http://www.greenmountainaudubon.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&view=cat&task=cat.listevents&Itemid=39
City, State: 
Huntington, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Beginner Bird Walk For Youth

Date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2011 8:30 am
Address: 
http://www.northbranchnaturecenter.org/programs.html
City, State: 
Wells River, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Youth Birding Field Trip

Date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2011 8:30 am
Address: 
http://www.nekaudubon.org/stories/storyReader$50
City, State: 
Danville, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

OJ 402 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
402
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Magog Bass
Body: 

Lake Champlain is the most popular lake in Vermont to come to for bass fishing. But for those willing to explore the Northeast Kingdom, Lake Memphremagog offers anglers an opportunity for some of the best largemouth and smallmouth fishing in the Green Mountain State. Lake Memphremagog is about 25 miles long and straddles the Vermont-Quebec border. It's full of structure, ledges and weed beds that provide a great habitat for bass. The average smallmouth you'll reel in is probably 2 to 2 3/4 pounds. But they can get up in the 4- to 5-pound range. Largemouth bass can get upwards of 7 pounds. Smallmouth BassBill Engelmann of Northeast Kingdom Guide service is convinced that many lakes in that part of Vermont hold trophy-sized small- and largemouth bass. It's all a matter of knowing your bait. Bill says, "You gotta feed them what they're biting on and the color that they want." Bass can be finicky. Sometimes you have to go through a lot of plastic and a variety of colors to hit on the right combination. But for those fisherman who know what they're looking for, the bass in Lake Memphremagog offer a chance to pull in a trophy-sized beauty that's loads of fun to catch. Host Lawrence Pyne joins Bill Engelmann of Northeast Kingdom Guide Service for a day of bass fishing on Lake Memphremagog.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1903146426?starttime=1041000&end=1551
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3

OJ 402 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
402
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Five-Lined Skink
Body: 

If you've seen a five-lined skink in Vermont, consider yourself lucky. Though much more common in warmer climates, in New England, these elusive reptiles are only found in small, specialized habitats of Vermont and Connecticut. Though they come out during the daytime hours, they are one of nature's most seldom seen reptiles here in the north. The five-lined skink is a smooth shiny lizard about five to eight inches long, with rows of tiny scales around the center of their body. Their name comes from the five yellow-toned stripes running from their nose down through their tail. Another interesting marking found on juvenile skinks is their bright blue tails. And they're fast — hence the nickname "blue-tailed swift." Over time those tails turn gray and their pattern becomes less conspicuous. Being conspicuous is not in the lizard's nature. Five-Lined SkinkThey prefer steep rocky areas with patchy tree and shrub cover, rotten logs and leaf litter. They're very fast and are quick to run for cover when a predator is near. They also have an interesting defense mechanism: If caught, they can shed their tail which has the unique ability to squirm on it's own, diverting the attention of the predator and allowing the lizard to beat a hasty retreat. Vermont is the extent of the skink's northern range and so far their populations have only been recorded in the town of West Haven. Thanks to the Nature Conservancy, the land that supports Vermont's only skink population is protected from development. In this segment we head out with a Nature Conservancy volunteer to attempt to find and videotape the elusive five-lined skink in its Vermont habitat.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1903146426?starttime=662000&end=1040
Image: 
Order: 
2

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