Preserving the Harvest and

Birds, Butterflies and Fall Migration

Preserving the Harvest

After a long dry summer of gardening, you now have piles of produce waiting to be preserved for the winter. The library has a variety of books to help you turn all that bounty into vinegars, pickles, preserves or just to keep it as is for the future months. Here are a few selections.  Another great resource for your preserving questions (including great recipes for green tomatoes) is the National Center for Home Food Preservation at

 Birds, Butterflies and Fall Migration

We have all heard the geese flying over and notice the disappearance of other birds and butterflies. Here are a few of the books at the library that can tell you about those migration journeys and other wintering strategies in nature. Several Vermont naturalists have blogs and websites describing nature as it is happening.

Mary Holland wrote Naturally Curious, a wonderful book that highlights what is happening each month during the season. She has a website and blog you can receive in your email. Subscribe at 

Bryan Pfeiffer is co-author of Bird Watching in Vermont and has a website and blog with incredible pictures of birds and insects. Subscribe or read his posts at

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