Deer Check Meeting THIS Wednesday (11/5)

Just a reminder that THIS Wednesday (11/5, Aiken 102, 7pm) is the last meeting before we depart for youth and rifle weekend. Both Adam Murkowski (Vermont deer biologist) and Jenna Paige (Vermont Department of Health) will be presenting procedures and expectations for the upcoming weekends. We will be filling out paperwork, handing out sampling kits, and you will be receiving your final station assignments and partners. Skipping this meeting is NOT an option! If you are not present for this meeting, then you will not be going to a deer check station. Please also remember to bring $5 to contribute to gas costs!!

Important Upcoming Deer Check Meetings

If you are planning on participating in Youth and/or Rifle Weekends, you MUST attend BOTH of our upcoming meetings on Wednesday, October 15 and Wednesday, November 5.  Both meetings will be held at 7pm in Aiken 102.  At the second meeting, we will be meeting with Adam Murkowski (VT deer biologist) and Jenna Paige (Department of Health) to go over expectations, procedures, and collect paperwork.

Please sign up only if you can make a firm commitment.

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Stickers are in!!

Our brand-spanking-new UVM WFS stickers are in!  See an officer or wait until our next meeting on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1st to purchase one for $1!

Super cool sticker design by Jessica Mailhot

Super cool sticker design by Jessica Mailhot

2013 BioBlitz at Shelburne Pond

The BioBlitz at Shelburne Pond was a huge success! When we are done compiling the data I will post it here! In the meantime here are just a few pictures of the flora and fauna that we counted!

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red back salamander

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Northern Pike

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Leopard Frog

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Garter Snake

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Wood Frog

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Green Frog

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Unidentified Arachnid

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Northern Water Snake

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Red and blue Millipede

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Camera Trap

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Yellow Perch

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Chain Pickerel

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Pumpkinseed

Meeting TONIGHT

Don’t forget to stop by Aiken 103 tonight at 7:00pm for our second meeting of the semester! We’ll be discussing this weekends BioBlitz, Deer check stations, a potential deer trapping/collaring project that we have in the works, along with several other upcoming events! See you there!

Past Bioblitz Camera Trap Photos!!!

Check out some of the photos of critters our camera traps caught in Centennial Woods during our bioblitz!!

Past wood duck box maintenance and surveying pictures

Check out some pictures from the WFS latest activity. Pictures courtesy of Alyssa Kircher.