North Branch Nature Center
We're a small preserve with a big heart at a gentle bend in the North Branch of the Winooski River.
For more than a decade North Branch Nature Center has put people in touch with the sights, sounds and sensations of the wild within our capital.
North Branch is firefly light sparkling in a child's eye. It is a lecture hall where we learn the secrets of warblers and willows and weather. And it is a quiet place to walk or ski, swim or sit, or simply to do nothing beside the river.
Winter Ecology Mini-Course
starting March 6!
While some naturalists turn to other hobbies during the winter months, this cold, harsh season is pivotal in the lives of those creatures struggling each day to survive. In this introductory course we will give a broad overview of how Vermont’s wildlife copes with winter and how you can explore and enjoy nature even in the coldest months. Taught by Larry Clarfeld, this course will explore winter ecology through evening lectures and extended field excursions. Contact Larry at 229-6206 or click here for more information or to register. Max. of 12 participants, so sign up soon!
Spring Programs Now Posted!
From wildflowers to woodcocks, salamanders to school vacation camps, our spring programs are now online! Visit the programs section to see what's happening.
Slideshow & Lecture Series
Timber Rattlesnakes: Icons for Conservation
Friday, March 7
Woods and water explorations, games, hikes, live animals, nature study, crafts, friends and fun! We've been offering fun, exciting and educational nature camps for children for nearly 15 years. Visit the camps page to register now.
Branch Nature Center