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Moths of Cloud Bridge by Maya Akazawa – An Online Art Exhibit

By North Branch Nature Center | Jul 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Moths of Cloud Bridge by Maya Akazawa – An Online Art Exhibit

In celebration of National Moth Week (July 18-26), we’re delighted to host this “e-opening” of Moths of Cloud Bridge, a multimedia collage and embroidery exhibit by Maya Akazawa, featuring moths encountered “at the sheet” at the Cloudbridge Nature Reserve in the rainforests of Costa Rica. Part of the NBNC family since she was 6 years…

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The Imperative of Diversity and Equity

By North Branch Nature Center | Jun 23, 2020 | Comments Off on The Imperative of Diversity and Equity

This is a Red Trillium. It exists here because a beetle pollinates it, an ant disperses it, a deer eats it, trees shade it, and a rich soil nourishes it. Year after year, this trillium and all members of its ecological community thrive because of a shared imperative of diversity, and interdependence on that diversity.…

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The Vermont Spring Backyard BioBlitz – The Results

By North Branch Nature Center | Jun 9, 2020 | Comments Off on The Vermont Spring Backyard BioBlitz – The Results

By Sean Beckett (NBNC) and Nathaniel Sharp (VT Center for Ecostudies)   From April 20 to May 20, Vermonters descended into backyards, back woods, sidewalks, ponds, basements, and attics, searching for all of Vermont’s spring biodiversity. The Vermont Spring Backyard BioBlitz, an event hosted by North Branch Nature Center, Vermont Center for Ecostudies, and Vermont…

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A Spotlight on ECO (Educating Children Outdoors) with Amy Butler

By North Branch Nature Center | Jun 6, 2020 | Comments Off on A Spotlight on ECO (Educating Children Outdoors) with Amy Butler

By Natural Start Alliance “Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) is a nature immersion program developed by the North Branch Nature Center located in Montpelier, Vermont. ECO was founded in 2009 by two teachers within the Montpelier City School District for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. With a passion for learning and exploring the nature of Vermont,…

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Your Virtual Nature Walk: Marshfield Rail Trail

By North Branch Nature Center | May 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Your Virtual Nature Walk: Marshfield Rail Trail

Photography and Writing by Sean Beckett Our Virtual Nature Walks bring you to Central Vermont locations to explore the natural world as we transition into spring. Given the current events, we’ll be choosing locations that are easy to get to, have wide trails or dirt roads, and are popular (but not too popular) places for our community to get…

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The Ecology of Dog Poop

By North Branch Nature Center | May 22, 2020 | Comments Off on The Ecology of Dog Poop

By Caitlyn Bain, NBNC AmeriCorps Teacher-Naturalist Ever wondered why a fox is allowed to “go” in the woods, yet your dog’s waste is bad news for the environment? Did you know that dog waste is one of the leading causes of water quality hazard in some local watersheds? Get your pup and check out this…

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Your Virtual Nature Walk: North Branch River Park

By North Branch Nature Center | Apr 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Your Virtual Nature Walk: North Branch River Park

Our Virtual Nature Walks bring you to Central Vermont locations to explore the natural world as we transition into spring. Given the current events, we’ll be choosing locations that are easy to get to, have wide trails or dirt roads, and are popular (but not too popular) places for our community to get some fresh air and exercise. Just two…

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A Shared Life: People and Biodiversity in Vermont

By North Branch Nature Center | Apr 22, 2020 | Comments Off on A Shared Life: People and Biodiversity in Vermont

By Eric Hagen* We rely upon the other organisms on Earth to give us life. They produce the oxygen we breathe, and clean the water we drink. They make our world beautiful and fill it with meaning. And yet, humanity is threatening the diversity and abundance of life on our planet, undermining the natural systems…

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Your Virtual Nature Walk: Barre City Cow Pasture

By North Branch Nature Center | Apr 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Your Virtual Nature Walk: Barre City Cow Pasture

Our Virtual Nature Walks bring you to Central Vermont locations to explore the natural world as we transition into spring. Given the current events, we’ll be choosing locations that are easy to get to, have wide trails or dirt roads, and are popular (but not too popular) places for our community to get some fresh air and exercise. The Barre…

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Amphibian Road Crossing Project: Season Update

By North Branch Nature Center | Apr 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Amphibian Road Crossing Project: Season Update

Even though we’re still early in the season here in Central Vermont, volunteers have contributed 89 surveys, and have collectively put in over 85 hours of time in the field documenting 1801 amphibians at 34 different road crossing sites. Thanks to all who are helping out with this project, and congratulations to those who reported…

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