Nov
17
Sat
Leonids: Autumn Stars and Meteors @ Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm

Join star gazer, story teller, and night owl Bob Anderson for a November night experience- watching the Leonid meteor shower from the summit of Heifer Hill. At 7, gather round the campfire. Bob will conduct a tour of the November constellations and tell the stories behind their names. The Leonid shower occurs when Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle, causing debris left in its path to vaporize when it enters the atmosphere. Dress VERY warmly and bring a flashlight, preferably with a red filter, and something to sit on.

Let them know you are coming at (802) 257-5785. Free.  Donations welcome.

Nov
23
Fri
Beaver Moon
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The November full moon is called the Beaver Moon, and November is a busy season for beavers as they make final preparations for the season of ice and snow. On this full moon night, BEEC naturalist Patti Smith will take you to the shores of one of the ponds she has been studying. Find out how the beavers’ autumnal chores have progressed, learn about the lives of the beavers, and take in the sights and sounds of a wild place under a beaver moon.

Dress very warmly. Waterproof footwear is recommended. 

 Bring a flashlight or headlamp.

Free (donations welcome!) call (802) 257-5785 or email BEEC

Dec
6
Thu
Deer Run Nature Preserve Community Informational Meeting @ Community Center
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

A group of people have been working over the last year to conserve a large tract of wild lands already identified as a critical wildlife corridor in the northwest corner of Dummerston.  

 Learn about the proposed Deer Run Nature Preserve.  See photos and maps of this special area.  Learn why many people feel that this area should be conserved.    

 

Dec
12
Wed
The Basics of Forestry Plans and Logging Operations @ Dummerston Grange
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you curious about Current Use in your community? Do you want to understand what is going on at the logging operation in your neighbor’s woods? Sam Schneski will give us an overview of Current Use and forestry plans, what to expect when logging is in process and completed, and how we can learn more about forestry plans and logging operations in our community.  Please come with your questions!

 About the Presenter: Sam Schneski, Windham and Windsor County Forester

Sam Schneski has been working as the Windham and Windsor County Forester for the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation since June 2006. He has a master’s degree in Forestry from UMass, Amherst and a bachelor’s degree in Parks Management from UMaine, Orono. As County Forester, Sam interacts with landowners, foresters, loggers, maple producers, Christmas tree growers, school groups, non-profit conservation groups, town conservation commissions and other government agencies. He enjoys being one of two chainsaw trainers for the Vermont Forestry Division staff. With the help of his two daughters as quality control/chief taste testers, he is a small-scale sugar maker in Guilford, producing about 70 gallons of maple syrup annually.

Sponsored by Dummerston Conservation Commission_______________________

Dec
13
Thu
Regular Monthly Meeting @ Dummerston Town Offices
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Dummerston Conservation Commission meets the second Thursday of every month at the Dummerston Town Offices. . Anyone who has an interest in supporting the mission of the commission is welcome to attend. Please call 257-0012 for further information.