Stephen Payne Book Signing
When Guitars Bring Joy and Sorrow...
Have you ever wondered how a musician entangles their stories into their music?
This fascinating story about the life of Vermont musician Rick Norcross includes heartbreak and humor as it brings us through his adventures.
Join us to hear more about Stephen Payne's new book "Riding My Guitar - The Rick Norcross Story" at a book signing party this Thursday, June 20th, at 7 p.m. at Phoenix Books in Burlington, VT.
Rick Norcross will be performing original folk music. Author Stephen Payne will share his insights about writing the book and what it meant to him.
A portion of the proceeds from all books sold will be donated to the Lake Champlain Land Trust. (Thank you Stephen!)
All are welcome--Book Signing Party June 20th
Learn more about the author at StephenRussellPayne.com
Do you wonder what birds make those beautiful songs you hear as you hike? Do you have a bird bucket list?
Join us for a naturalist-led warbler hike at Coon Mountain Nature Preserve in Westport, NY on Sunday, June 9th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (directions).
Vermonters may want to catch the half hour long ferry at 9:00 am out of Charlotte, VT. Check out the ferry schedule here.
We'll walk the trail listening and looking for warblers and other birds as we hike to an overlook of Lake Champlain.
We'll bring cookies to share, but feel free to bring additional snacks and some water. We would recommend boots for the steep part of the trail - it's not very long and the views make it worth it! If you have them, bring a pair of binoculars to spot birds.
Limited to the first 20 people to RSVP, due to parking limitations. Please RSVP by contacting us at
or 802-862-4150 x 0.
Tree Planting in Honor of Earth Day
Happy Earth Day! What are you doing to celebrate?
Here at the Land Trust, we celebrated Earth Day yesterday, on a beautiful, sunny spring Sunday. A group of UVM Catamount Cares volunteers joined us at our Upper La Platte River Natural Area in Shelburne, VT and helped us plant trees that we received through the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Intervale Conservation Nursery as part of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.
The tree planting is part of a larger restoration effort at the Upper La Platte River Natural Area to improve water quality and reforest the floodplain. If you are interested in learning more about our restoration efforts, please feel free to call Executive Director, Chris Boget, at 802-862-4150 x 1.
Thanks for all your help, volunteers!
New Nature Snapshot
Have you visited Butternut Hill Natural Area, our newest conserved public area in North Hero, VT, yet? If not, here's a great excuse!
Our newest Nature Snapshot series focuses on Butternut Hill Natural Area. These snapshots demonstrate the diversity of wildlife that rely on floodplain forest habitats.
Check out the snapshots here, and then hike the trail to see if you can spot any of the featured animals.