OJ 202 Seg 4

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
202
Zone: 
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Wild Edibles
Body: 

Taking a walk in the woods can be more than just a time to experience the pretty sights and sounds of nature. The outdoors is a treasure trove of wild plants that are not only good to eat but can be used for medicinal purposes. The trick is to know what you are picking before you eat it. Host Marianne Eaton joins wild edibles expert Colleen Jones at Merck Forest and Farmland Center for their Wild Edibles Walk that culminates in a wild edible luncheon.

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Colleen Jones' Dandelion Linguini (Crock-Pot Recipe)

2 lbs dandelion greens
1/2 lb wild leeks/ramps
1/4 lb prosciutto ham sliced thin then diced
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 - 1/2 lb feta cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon dried hot peppers (optional)

 

  • Set crockpot to high and put in chicken broth.
  • Heat olive oil/butter/hot pepper in frying pan.
  • Add wild leeks and cook for 2 - 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add dandelions and cook until wilted -- about 5 minutes.
  • Add dandelions and ham to crock-pot and leave on high for 2 hours.
  • After two hours turn crock-pot to low.
  • Cook linguini according to directions on package.
  • Add feta cheese to the pot in chunks and ladle over linguini.

OJ 202 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
202
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
CP Smith Small Frys
Body: 

For the Adopt-a-Salmon Family program at the CP Smith School in Burlington, two fourth grade classes raised a salmon family from eggs. Five months later the one-inch fry were ready for release into Mill Brook in Jericho. OUTDOOR JOURNAL visited the school to see what the students learned from raising the fish and then attended the release, complete with ceremonial reading of poems by the students.

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  • Adopt-a-Salmon Program
    Nick Staats, Fisheries Biologist
    US Fish & Wildlife
    c/o Vt. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
    111 West St.
    Essex Jct., VT 05452
    (802) 879-5679
    Nick.Staats@anrmail.anr.state.vt.us

OJ 202 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
202
Zone: 
Segments
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Youth Turkey Hunt
Body: 

One of the best ways to learn the skills of hunting is to learn in the field from an experienced hunter. Vermont's first youth turkey hunt was held the weekend of April 27 and 28, 2002. This special weekend encouraged experienced hunters to go out with a youngster and share the skills that are required for a successful outdoor experience. We accompanied a young hunter and his mentor to witness the experience of a first hunt.

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OJ 202 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
202
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Spring Fly Fish for Pike
Body: 

Well-camouflaged and extremely aggressive, Northern Pike will strike at just about anything that crosses their path. These fish are traditionally caught on lures or live bait. But when host Lawrence Pyne joins pike enthusiast Drew Price on Bristol Pond (Winona Lake) for a day of pike fishing, they break out the fly rods in pursuit of these great predators.

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OJ 203 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
203
Zone: 
Segments
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Ballooning
Body: 

From the thrill of liftoff to the traditional champagne toast upon landing, hot air ballooning has lost none of its magic for both first timers and seasoned pilots. Vermont is host to the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival in July. Here over 20 pilots from around the country come together for a weekend of sunrise and sunset launches, filling the skies over Stowe with a dazzling array of colors. Host Marianne Eaton steps into the gondola of aeronaut Chuck Baraw at the festival to rise above it all.

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http://video.vpt.org/video/1912204618?starttime=992000&end=1586
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OJ 203 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
203
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Peregrine Falcons
Body: 

By the 1960s peregrine falcon populations were all but eliminated in the northeastern United States due to exposure to DDT. But thanks to reintroduction programs, the bird has made a dramatic recovery in Vermont where it still remains an endangered species. Host Marianne Eaton accompanies members of the National Wildlife Federation and the Vermont Institute of Natural Science on a banding operation at the Rattlesnake Cliffs in Salisbury that is part of the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project.

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OJ 203 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
203
Zone: 
Segments
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Hex Hatch
Body: 

Late spring and early summer are when the hexagenia limbata are hatching and the fish are jumping. When these mayflies hatch in late spring and early summer several Vermont ponds offer anglers excellent opportunities to not only catch a lot of fish, but sizable ones as well. Host Lawrence Pyne and angler Leighton Wass journey to Seyon Pond and Caspian Lake during the hex hatch to experience the rewards of what Leighton calls "hexitis."

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The 39 Steps

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2011 8:00 pm
Location: 
Flynn Center
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

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OJ 204 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
204
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Bomoseen Bass
Body: 

Although Lake Champlain is renowned for it's fine bass fishing, Vermont has many smaller, less famous lakes that also offer excellent opportunities for anglers to reel in a hefty largemouth or small-mouth. One of the best times to enjoy the great bass fishing that these inland lakes have to offer is in the early fall — boat traffic is almost non-existent and cooling water temperatures have summer-fat bass back on the prowl. Host Lawrence Pyne joins longtime bass guide Rod Start of Tinmouth, Vermont for a mid-September outing on Lake St. Catherine, one of several outstanding bass lakes in southwestern Vermont.

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OJ 204 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
204
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Loon Recovery
Body: 

With the loon population of Vermont down to eight nesting pairs in 1983, the Loon Recovery Project combined the talents of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to study ways to increase the loon population. Outdoor Journal visits with Eric Hanson, project biologist and the kids of Vermont Audubon's "Take Part Program" as they demonstrate what they have done to increase the loon population to almost forty nesting pairs.

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