The Naturalist's Journal


This summer has been fun and filled with many Summer Naturalist Programs and stewardship activities! More...

On Saturday, we had a great turn out at the Mill Trail Open House. We searched for bugs, insects, and other creatures from the forest floor, and made some Faerie Houses!  More...

This week I had programs with both Stowe Department of Parks & Recreation and the MudCity Adventures "Day Adventures" group! With Stowe Parks & Recreation, we visited Wiessner Woods. With the MudCity Adventures crew, we went to DuMont Meadow. I had a great week with these campers! More...

Today I had a wonderful outing with the MudCity Adventures Mini Mudsters group! We went to DuMont Meadow where we hiked Alex’s Trail, went bug sweeping, and waded into Little River.  More...

Last week (and some of this week) I was out and about exploring Stowe Land Trust owned properties doing my favorite thing: monitoring for birds! I visited Wiessner Woods, DuMont Meadow, Page Forest, Mill Trail, and Kirchner Woods, where I heard and saw a variety of different species in the forest.  More...

We had a great time with MudCity Adventure’s “Mini Mudsters” group this morning at Sunset Rock!  More...

June has been full of fun and exciting programs and events for the summer naturalist program! More...

Today we installed an educational pollinator garden next to the Stowe Land Trust office! More...

We had a wonderful visit hiking Alex's Trail at DuMont Meadow this past Friday! More...

The school year is coming to a close, and I am finishing up my last few programs with Stowe Elementary School until the fall.  More...

The 2nd graders at Stowe Elementary School came to visit the Mill Trail Cabin for a program on backyard habitats! More...

Last week I visited Stowe Elementary School Kindergarten classes and had a wonderful ornithology lesson! More...

The sun is out and spring time is here! With the warm weather come spring time ephemerals. More...

This past month, I had the opportunity to visit Mountain River School Forest class and the kindergartners at Stowe Elementary School!  More...

Join SLT's Naturalist, Grace, for some Open House days at the Mill Trail Property! All Open House events are free, open to the public, and family friendly!  More...

Spring is in the air and it's time to get back outside! Last week, I visited the beautiful Adam's Camp, Long Winter (Kaiser) Farm, and Page Forest. More...

The beginning of April showed us so many signs of spring over here in Stowe! From Red-winged Blackbirds singing to buds emerging, we are getting ready for the warm months ahead! More...

Yesterday, I took a quick trip to DuMont Meadow to explore the area and make some observations. DuMont Meadow is still underneath a lot of snow, if you are planning to visit I would highly recommend snow shoes! More...

Welcome to the SLT Summer Naturalist Blog!

My name is Grace, and I am the VHCB AmeriCorps member serving with Stowe Land Trust. I have already completed my first week of service, and I am delighted to be in Stowe! More...

Summer may feel like it's still in full swing outside, but for Stowe Land Trust the Summer Naturalist Program is winding down.  More...