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What to Watch...

January: There’s no time like mid-winter to witness the stories wildlife leave behind in the snow.  From the tracks of a fox catching a ruffed grouse, to a mouse scurrying along dragging the whips of its tail behind, January is a great time to get out wildlife tracking!  Birding is still fun in the mid-winter and can be much easier for the beginner.  The birds are more visible without leaves on the trees.  And identifying birds in winter is more straightforward because the number of species found in Vermont is fewer than other times of year.

Vermont abounds in wildlife. With a little preparation, some caution, and luck you can witness the state’s natural abundance.

Every season in Vermont has its own wildlife-watching opportunities. Perhaps you enjoy seeing tracks in the snow, hearing birds in the spring or chorus frogs around a vernal pool, summer brings migrant shore birds, and autumn visits of white-tail deer?


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208

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