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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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59th Annual Plainfield Christmas Bird Count – The Results!

By North Branch Nature Center | Dec 17, 2019 | Comments Off on 59th Annual Plainfield Christmas Bird Count – The Results!

Pouring rain, icy roads, and thick fog tested the endurance and commitment of the 45 birders who joined this year’s Plainfield Christmas Bird Count. Despite the foul weather, birders managed…

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Gallery Review of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol’s “Anatomy of a Pond” in The Rutland Herald

By North Branch Nature Center | Nov 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Gallery Review of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol’s “Anatomy of a Pond” in The Rutland Herald

We are pleased to invite you to check out Arts Correspondent Mary Gow’s feature in The Rutland Herald on Adelaide Murphy Tyrol’s art gallery, “Anatomy of a Pond,” on display…

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Help Complete the Campaign

By North Branch Nature Center | Nov 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Help Complete the Campaign

By Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director In about a year, I’ll be stepping down as NBNC’s Executive Director. By then I’ll have had the privilege of overseeing the organization’s growth for…

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The Nature Of: Stick Season

By North Branch Nature Center | Nov 1, 2019 | Comments Off on The Nature Of: Stick Season

By Sean Beckett, NBNC Staff Naturalist For awe and amazement in Vermont’s forests, fall foliage has got nothing on “Stick Season.” What November lacks in sumptuous, kaleidoscopic colors, it makes…

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Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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