Category Archives: The Outside Story

The Outside Story
February 28, 2019

Just a random rock

By Dave Mance III Act One opens in a forest on the western slopes of the Taconic Mountains in southwestern Vermont. A man in his 40’s is walking with his…

The sociable gray squirrel
The Outside Story
February 14, 2019

The sociable gray squirrel

By Susan Shea On winter mornings when I look out my window, I often see a gray squirrel clinging upside down to the post supporting my bird feeder, with his…

Ice capades
The Outside Story
January 23, 2019

Ice capades

By Declan McCabe Come mid-January, when I’m acclimatized to Vermont’s winter, I enjoy an occasional stroll on the icy surface of Lake Champlain. I favor bays sheltered from the brunt…

The Outside Story
January 9, 2019

Sparkly snow

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul The other day I was driving through New Hampshire’s Crawford Notch, where my eyes are usually drawn to the tall mountains and long, cascading waterfalls on…

The Outside Story
November 9, 2018

Southern pine beetles march north

By Joe Rankin As if the emerald ash borer’s incursion into northern New England wasn’t enough, now there’s another potentially devastating forest pest marching this way: the southern pine beetle….