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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Going to Bat for Bats

    June 19, 2020 | Holly Brough Nature / Natural Resources

    The Farm's long-term effort to provide for embattled little brown bats (but keep them out of the Inn!) is bearing fruit — and bats!

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  • Farm Lawns, Reimagined

    May 20, 2020 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food, Gardening, Nature / Natural Resources

    With fewer seasonal hires due to COVID-19 and a commitment to "Unlawning" and "Raising the Blade," Shelburne Farms is dramatically reducing lawn mowing this season.

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  • Staff reflections on Earth Day 2020

    April 22, 2020 | Simon Schreier Nature / Natural Resources, Sustainable Living

    Shelburne Farms staff was asked, "What books and experiences influenced you to get involved in environmental work?"

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  • Have you thanked a vulture, today?

    April 21, 2020 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    What makes vultures so fascinating, unique, and ecologically valuable? Find out in this online adaptation of our regular family program about vultures!

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  • Maple Sugaring 2020 – A Quiet Season

    April 6, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Nature / Natural Resources

    The final days of March marked the end of a productive 2020 sugaring season, thanks in part to the expansion of our sugarbush over the winter.

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  • Secrets of our shoreline woods. A walk with Tom Wessels

    February 17, 2020 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Explore the Limestone Bluff Cedar-Pine Forests along Lake Champlain's shoreline with terrestrial ecologist Tom Wessels.

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  • Up Close with Owls

    January 7, 2020 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    Kids asked lots of questions about owls at our recent Owl Pellet Detective Family Program. This blog offers up some answers. Owls are a fascinating species of bird!

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  • Fall Farming Update

    September 25, 2019 Agriculture / Food, Gardening, Nature / Natural Resources

    We caught up with the farmers who care for our land, animals, and produce – here’s what’s been happening on campus this September:

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  • The future of our Farm forests

    August 23, 2019 | Dana Bishop Nature / Natural Resources

    Why a new forest management plan must be open and adaptive to the changes we are seeing around us.

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  • Firefly Research at Shelburne Farms

    August 8, 2019 Nature / Natural Resources

    ​​​​​​​A Q&A with Dr. Sarah Lower, Assistant Professor of Biology, Bucknell University

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