Heather Fitzgerald

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Heather Fitzgerald

Heather Fitzgerald

Heather Fitzgerald writes Kids VT's "Good Nature" column. She teaches field ecology and environmental science at Saint Michael's College in Colchester and the Community College of Vermont.

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  • Good Nature: An Ecologist Reconsiders Burton Island State Park
  • Good Nature: An Ecologist Reconsiders Burton Island State Park

    Many years ago, my family, friends and I camped on Burton Island. We had a great time exploring, but I pined for the backcountry feel of other parks. I have friends who swear by Burton Island though, and my son has expressed interest — something to capitalize on with a 15-year-old! — so I decided it was time to take another look.
  • Good Nature: Tips on Using a Game Camera to Watch Backyard Wildlife
  • Good Nature: Tips on Using a Game Camera to Watch Backyard Wildlife

    Saint Michael's College biology professor Declan McCabe has been using game cameras for the last six years. He and his students have placed 22 cameras across the greater Burlington area. You might be surprised by the wide variety of animals they've recorded, including bobcats, coyotes, weasels, deer, opossums, skunks, raccoons and fishers.

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