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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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Your Virtual Nature Walk: Berlin Pond

By North Branch Nature Center | Apr 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Your Virtual Nature Walk: Berlin Pond

Welcome to our first in a series of “Virtual Nature Walks!” Our NBNC naturalists will bring you to popular 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 access, have wide trails or dirt roads, and are popular (but…

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ECO program lets kids explore the outdoors – in The Valley Reporter

By North Branch Nature Center | Feb 11, 2020 | Comments Off on ECO program lets kids explore the outdoors – in The Valley Reporter

By Hadley Laskowski February 6 2020 THE VALLEY REPORTER “Everybody’s gonna learn to read. But not everyone is going to come out of school feeling like, ‘I’m brave. I’m kind. I help my friends,’” said Leslie Polubinski, discussing the impact that the ECO (Educating Children Outdoors) program had on her kids. “That makes me motivated…

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Footprints in the Snow – The Bridge Interviews NBNC’s Dave Muska

By North Branch Nature Center | Feb 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Footprints in the Snow – The Bridge Interviews NBNC’s Dave Muska

Naturalist Dave Muska teaches the art of animal tracking at North Branch Nature Center By Mara Brooks THE BRIDGE February 5 2020 “So here’s the thing about tracking. Tracking is about reaching levels of awareness and knowing what to look for. Sometimes it’s about following fine details, and other times it’s pretty apparent.” I’m standing…

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NBNC Young Naturalists Compete in the Superbowl of Birding XVII

By North Branch Nature Center | Feb 3, 2020 | Comments Off on NBNC Young Naturalists Compete in the Superbowl of Birding XVII

By Zac Cota, NBNC Teacher-Naturalist While a biting north wind and freezing ocean spray may not sound like an ideal midwinter getaway for most, they made for excellent bird watching conditions for a hearty team of youth birders during last weekend’s Superbowl of Birding. Each January our team of eagle-eyed young birders travels to the…

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