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Spring Reflections

Posted on April 6, 2012

On this brilliant sunny day we see one of the very first signs of spring! While Pennie and I are driving back from Vergennes, we see the first osprey of the season with twigs in it’s talons setting up a new nest on the far side of Otter Creek. Always an early sign of spring […]

Excerpts from our Naturalist’s Log Book

Posted on March 4, 2012

July 21, 2011 Kayak, 9:00am: four people in individual kayaks. We launched from Otter Creek, then paddled upriver into Dead Creek. Visited the shoreline where we found flakes left over centuries by indigenous people as they banged away making stone tools and weapons. Fished with small seine net, caught several fish: 1 longnose gar (~10”), 1 baby […]

Opening Weekend 2012 coincides with Bridge Celebration!

Posted on March 2, 2012

http://www.champlainbridgecommunity.org/videos.html Take a few moments to view this video, shot by Allen Penfield Beach in 1929  and wonderfully edited by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in 2011 for the opening of the Champlain Bridge. Basin Harbor will be entering a float in this springs Grand Celebration parade. What a great partner for our opening weekend!