Author: Scott Ellis


By Alex Emerson Game cameras are an amazing way to take pictures of wildlife. Cameras were set up on Thetford Academy campus over the holiday break.  The cameras got some action from deer, rabbits, turkeys, squirrels, and coyotes. Here is a collection of some of the photos. ...


Check out this Nov. 15 article from Seven Days: Vermont's Independent Voice, featuring Scott Ellis, Thetford Outdoor Program coordinator. The article, "An Outdoors Enthusiast Shares the Love, and Guidance, on YouTube," describes the YouTube video channel Scott and friend Austin Borg have developed, known as GuideYouOutdoors, which now has 79 videos, nearly...


By Alex Emerson Deer shed their antlers during late fall to early winter.  The deer rut is in the fall. The rut is the time when the deer breed. Deer are like moose and elk; they are ungulates, mammals with hooves. Most ungulates shed their antlers. Deer's antlers are honeycombed bone tissue....


   By, Hugh O'Donnell Have you ever been walking through the woods and noticed a large, hollow tree with a full canopy? That tree, even though it looks dead, is still alive. Hollow trees can survive for years without falling over. They can do this because most of the living parts...


By, Tim Gray As I made my way to this old oak tree many things raced through my mind. I asked myself, "Why is this massive tree in this spot?" I began looking for clues. I saw an old stone wall and thought maybe this old oak started growing after the...


  By Lauren Townsend Ever wonder why certain trees drop their leaves during the autumn season? How about why the leaves are changing color? Vermont is argued to be one of the most beautiful places in the United States during the peak of autumn where many deciduous trees are featured shedding...

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