Burlington, VTWCAX

Infestation: Gypsy moth caterpillars munch their way across our region

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Gypsy moth caterpillars continue to sow destruction across our region in one of the worst infestations in decades. Up, down, left, right-- the caterpillars are always in sight. “Creepy caterpillars driving me nuts,” said Sean Quinn of Burlington. A neighborhood in Burlington’s New North End is...
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West Chazy, NYAdirondack Daily Enterprise

Gypsy moth larvae damaging trees around area

WEST CHAZY — The barren landscape at Rockwood Maples in West Chazy looks like a scene from a Hitchcock thriller, a chilling Kafka insect tale or an Agent Orange backdrop. The culprit is not fertile imaginations or herbicidal warfare but gypsy moth larvae. – Warning signs. – Last year, Dwight...
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Clinton County, NYPress-Republican

Talk tonight to discuss gypsy moths

PLATTSBURGH — Oak trees are choice fine dining for gypsy moth caterpillars. “And they avoid certain trees,” Peter Hagar, district manager for the Clinton County Soil & Water Conservation District, said. “But basically, oak trees and most other deciduous trees are their favorite. They will attack and eat conifers if...
West Chazy, NYPress-Republican

Gypsy moths damaging trees around area

WEST CHAZY — The barren landscape at Rockwood Maples in West Chazy looks like a scene from a Hitchcock thriller, a chilling Kafka insect tale or an Agent Orange backdrop. The culprit is not fertile imaginations or herbicidal warfare but gypsy moth larvae. WARNING SIGNS. Last year, Dwight Relation noticed...
Chittenden County, VTWCAX

Pets with Potential: Meet White Paws

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - This week’s Pet with Potential is a 3-year-old female cat named White Paws. This little cutie loves laser pointers, treats, and exploring. White Paws may need a little time to warm up, but once she does, all she wants to do is play. If you want...
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Clinton County, NYsuncommunitynews.com

Clinton County to detail gypsy moth infestation

PLATTSBURGH | With homeowners hit hard by recent infestations of gypsy moths, the Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District will soon host a free webinar to help guide residents on what they can do to combat the caterpillars in years to come. Residents in Beekmantown, West Chazy and Point...
Shelburne, VTvtcng.com

Help clean up frogbit in Shelburne, Charlotte

Have you heard about all the non-native invasive species in Lake Champlain?. These include 50 species of plants, animals and pathogens. Some were planted because they had pretty flowers. Others got here through ballast or bilge water from boats. These non-native species (species that were not present at the time...
Essex, VTColchester Sun

These Hiawatha Elementary students watched chicks hatch in their classroom

ESSEX JUNCTION — For the last 21 days, Hiawatha Elementary School students in Chrissy Hultgren's second grade class learned about the life cycle of a chick. The class received eggs, an incubator and other materials back in May and spent the last three weeks tending to them. Each day the children recorded the temperature of the incubator and humidity in order.
Hinesburg, VTPosted by
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Chicken Keepers Design Stylish, Functional Coops for Their Flocks

2020 was the year of the chicken. Specifically, it was the year of the baby chicken, purchased in late March by people who suddenly found themselves with more time on their hands, newfound concern about food security and a need to focus on something other than the deadly pandemic sweeping through the country. Chicks, like vegetable seeds and baking yeast, quickly became difficult to find as Americans sought activities and food sources they could control.
Franklin County, VTSt. Albans Messenger

Franklin County Sheriff K-9 gets hero's sendoff

A beloved member of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department received a hero's sendoff Thursday. Cain, the K-9, passed away earlier this week. He began his career with the Sheriff's department in 2008. The department says in a Facebook post that he, "Served with great honor and dedication until his retirement in 2016."
Chittenden County, VTWCAX

Pets with Potential: Meet Bella Boo

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - This week’s Pet with Potential is a six-year-old spayed-female dog named Bella Boo. She loves to play and enjoys some cuddles once she’s all warmed up. Bella Boo is looking for her fur-ever home. If you want to learn more about this precious girl, you can check Chittenden County Humane Society’s website.
Vermont StateWCAX

Vermont sees more Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

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Vermont StateValley News

Vermont sees biggest gypsy moth outbreak in decades

The large, fuzzy caterpillars hang off the maple trees in front of Mike Isham’s farmhouse in Williston, Vt. The bitten, lace-like leaves on the outer edges of the trees are beginning to show signs of the caterpillars’ appetite. Isham plucks a fuzzy caterpillar off a silken strand and feeds it to one of his chickens, his primary source of pest control on the farm.
West Chazy, NYthemaplenews.com

'Biblical' infestation of Gypsy moth caterpillars are attacking sugarbushes in the Northeast

WEST CHAZY, N.Y.—Gypsy moth caterpillars are attacking sugarbushes. “It is truly biblical in proportion with larvae crawling everywhere, dropped on you from above and even eating foliage from hay in the fields,” said Laura Trudeau, one of the operators at Parker Family Maple in West Chazy, N.Y. where with husband Mike Parker, upwards of 100,000 trees are tapped.
West Chazy, NYmynbc5.com

Gypsy moths munch through North Country foliage

WEST CHAZY, N.Y. — Gypsy moth larvae are crawling and munching through North Country foliage, as the NY DEC says they're getting multiple reports of infestation in the Adirondack region this year. Maple grower Dwight Relation's 200-acres of land in West Chazy looks like a scene out of fall or...