by Braden DeForge, 2021 Conservation Stewardship AmeriCorps Member Sitting on the floor of the Nature Center on a hot June afternoon, we sifted through envelopes of photographs archiving the changes the land we call North Branch Nature Center has undergone. A photo taken from Otter Rock, grabs my attention: At this popular swimming destination for…

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By Chelsea Clarke Sawyer, Communications Coordinator Inspiration struck Brooke Piana and Katrina Jimerson on a hot July day last summer. Here at NBNC for our week-long Vermont Biodiversity Educators Institute, the two art teachers were immediately drawn to Susan Bull Riley’s paintings of local plants and wildlife on display in our gallery. The Woodstock Union…

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The Nature Of Wild Houseguests By Sean Beckett, NBNC Program Director (This is an expanded version of the article published in NBNC’s semiannual “Field Marks” newsletter.) As sure a sign of spring as blooming trilliums are phone calls to NBNC by those wondering what to do about the wildlife wandering around outside –and sometimes inside–…

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Vermont Pubic Radio’s Lexi Krup recently reported on New England’s spring amphibian migrations, featuring North Branch Nature Center’s work alongside many project partners and friends including the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Hartford Conservation Commission, and the Harris Center for Conservation Education. To listen to the 6-minute segment, click here.  

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[Photo: Eleanor Ray] By: Richard Littauer (NBNC Board Member) Published in The Bridge, March 8 2022 On the last day of 2021, I drove to Maine to see a bird I’d never seen before. You may have heard about this one — a Steller’s sea eagle, normally a native of northern Japan and Russia’s far…

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By Gavin Young, owl banding assistant and U-32 High School senior The month of October is the time to band Vermont’s smallest owl! As the Northern Saw-whet Owl is migrating south for the winter, Central Vermont and the North Branch corridor see a flush of these birds move through the area. Facing dark and cold…

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