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The Outside Story: “House Wren Eviction,” by Carolyn Lorié. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “One afternoon in early June, a small brown bird swooped down in front of our kitchen window. I wondered where it had swooped from when, a minute later, I saw it fly back up, with a sliver of straw in its beak…”

The Outside Story: “House Wren Eviction,” by Carolyn Lorié. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “One afternoon in early June, a small brown bird swooped down in front of our kitchen window. I wondered where it had swooped from when, a minute later, I saw it fly back up, with a sliver of straw in its beak…”

The Outside Story: “Dry Weather May Mean Less Lyme Disease,” by Dave Mance III. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Over the past few decades, black-legged tick populations have grown relentlessly throughout much of southern Vermont and New Hampshire, and farther north in the Connecticut and Champlain Valleys. These are the ticks that carry Lyme disease…”

The Outside Story: “Dry Weather May Mean Less Lyme Disease,” by Dave Mance III. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Over the past few decades, black-legged tick populations have grown relentlessly throughout much of southern Vermont and New Hampshire, and farther north in the Connecticut and Champlain Valleys. These are the ticks that carry Lyme disease…”

The Outside Story: “Stinkin’ Jim,” by Susie Spikol. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “I have always admired turtles and their armored ways; how they bask in the sun and retreat when the world is too much. Last summer, through the perseverance of a nine-year-old boy, I found myself holding a small, golf-ball-sized turtle…”

The Outside Story: “Stinkin’ Jim,” by Susie Spikol. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “I have always admired turtles and their armored ways; how they bask in the sun and retreat when the world is too much. Last summer, through the perseverance of a nine-year-old boy, I found myself holding a small, golf-ball-sized turtle…”

The Outside Story: “Dissolute Dabblers,” by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Robert McCloskey’s Make way for Ducklings is one of my favorite childhood books. I loved the way Mr. and Mrs. Mallard interacted, their seemingly endless search for the perfect nesting place…”

The Outside Story: “Dissolute Dabblers,” by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Robert McCloskey’s Make way for Ducklings is one of my favorite childhood books. I loved the way Mr. and Mrs. Mallard interacted, their seemingly endless search for the perfect nesting place…”

The Outside Story: “Web Decorations,” by Rachel Marie Sargent. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “When I was little and tagging along when my dad tended his vegetables, I would sometimes find large black and yellow garden spiders. They were beautiful, and I noticed they had a curious trait: they often added a bright white decorative zigzag to their webs…”

The Outside Story: “Web Decorations,” by Rachel Marie Sargent. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “When I was little and tagging along when my dad tended his vegetables, I would sometimes find large black and yellow garden spiders. They were beautiful, and I noticed they had a curious trait: they often added a bright white decorative zigzag to their webs…”

The Outside Story: “Gregarious Great Blue Herons,” by Susan Shea. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Years ago, friends and I spotted a group of huge nests high in the trees along the edge of a large pond: a great blue heron rookery. From across the water (a respectful distance to avoid disturbing the birds), we observed the goings-on through our binoculars…”

The Outside Story: “Gregarious Great Blue Herons,” by Susan Shea. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Years ago, friends and I spotted a group of huge nests high in the trees along the edge of a large pond: a great blue heron rookery. From across the water (a respectful distance to avoid disturbing the birds), we observed the goings-on through our binoculars…”

The Outside Story: “A Volcano in New Hampshire?,” by Rachel Marie Sargent. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “North of Concord and south of the White Mountains is an estate romantically named Castle in the Clouds…”

The Outside Story: “A Volcano in New Hampshire?,” by Rachel Marie Sargent. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “North of Concord and south of the White Mountains is an estate romantically named Castle in the Clouds…”

The Outside Story: “A Slow Start for Snapping Turtles,” by Brett Amy Thelen. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “One moonless May evening, my husband and I walked down to our local pond, flashlights in hand, to look for toads. We were delighted to discover hundreds of them…”

The Outside Story: “A Slow Start for Snapping Turtles,” by Brett Amy Thelen. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “One moonless May evening, my husband and I walked down to our local pond, flashlights in hand, to look for toads. We were delighted to discover hundreds of them…”

The Outside Story: “Turkey Vultures,” by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. ““Mom, there’s a really big crow in the compost,” my son said one day early this spring, followed closely by, “Wait. What is that bird? It’s huge!”…”

The Outside Story: “Turkey Vultures,” by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. ““Mom, there’s a really big crow in the compost,” my son said one day early this spring, followed closely by, “Wait. What is that bird? It’s huge!”…”

The Outside Story: “Appreciating Woodchucks,” by Susan Shea. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “One summer we had an ongoing battle with a woodchuck. Unbeknownst to us, it had dug a burrow in an ideal location — in the center of our dense raspberry patch, about 10 feet from our vegetable garden…”

The Outside Story: “Appreciating Woodchucks,” by Susan Shea. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “One summer we had an ongoing battle with a woodchuck. Unbeknownst to us, it had dug a burrow in an ideal location — in the center of our dense raspberry patch, about 10 feet from our vegetable garden…”

The Outside Story: “Mountain Laurel,” by Laurie D. Morrissey. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “If you were fortunate enough to grow up with freedom to roam outdoors, there are likely certain places that stick with you. For me, one of these places is a thicket of old mountain laurels that my brother and I hiked through…”

The Outside Story: “Mountain Laurel,” by Laurie D. Morrissey. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “If you were fortunate enough to grow up with freedom to roam outdoors, there are likely certain places that stick with you. For me, one of these places is a thicket of old mountain laurels that my brother and I hiked through…”

The Outside Story: “Emerald Ash Borers,” by Declan McCabe. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Jim Fuller, a former park ranger at Vermont’s Grand Isle State Park, described this interaction with a tourist from New Jersey, when he confiscated their out-of-state firewood…”

The Outside Story: “Emerald Ash Borers,” by Declan McCabe. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Jim Fuller, a former park ranger at Vermont’s Grand Isle State Park, described this interaction with a tourist from New Jersey, when he confiscated their out-of-state firewood…”

The Outside Story: “A Web of Mystery,” by Madeline Bodin. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Janet Hayward Burnham, of Bethel, Vermont, was driving to the bank one day when she saw a tree on the side of the road that looked like it was covered in decorative webbing…”

The Outside Story: “A Web of Mystery,” by Madeline Bodin. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Janet Hayward Burnham, of Bethel, Vermont, was driving to the bank one day when she saw a tree on the side of the road that looked like it was covered in decorative webbing…”

The Outside Story: “Mute Swans,” by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “The big white birds paddling gracefully across a Massachusetts pond last November surprised me. I’d grown up in the town I was visiting and had never seen swans there…”

The Outside Story: “Mute Swans,” by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “The big white birds paddling gracefully across a Massachusetts pond last November surprised me. I’d grown up in the town I was visiting and had never seen swans there…”

The Outside Story: “Dinosaur Tracks,” by Rachel Marie Sargent. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Imagine taking a walk through a part of New England you’ve never seen—how it was 190 million years ago…”

The Outside Story: “Dinosaur Tracks,” by Rachel Marie Sargent. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “Imagine taking a walk through a part of New England you’ve never seen—how it was 190 million years ago…”

The Outside Story: “April Showers,” by Carolyn Lorié. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “In the pre-dawn hours of April 22, the Lyrid meteor shower will peak. About 15 to 20 meteors will be visible each hour, which really is not very many…”

The Outside Story: “April Showers,” by Carolyn Lorié. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol. “In the pre-dawn hours of April 22, the Lyrid meteor shower will peak. About 15 to 20 meteors will be visible each hour, which really is not very many…”

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