Sizing Up A Solar Eclipse

Three weeks ago, as I was visiting with family in Hardwick for lunch, I pulled open the utensil drawer to discover several pairs of specially designed light-protective glasses in storage: memorabilia from a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

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That’s Nuts! Chipmunk Population On Upswing This Season

It seemed harmless, the pitter-patter of small feet scrambling over the pile of dried-out leaves, a reminder in the arid year we’ve had. An eastern chipmunk and I crossed paths in June as I took to the Champlain Islands, desperate to find a new recreation path to help me channel my restlessness from the pandemic into bright energy as opportunities to be outdoors became plentiful.

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