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Online Course: Winter Ecology with Jason Mazurowski

December 8, 2020 - December 22, 2020


Winter Ecology: A Guide to New England’s Winter World
Instructed by Jason Mazurowski
$60 – 75 | December – January |
Begins December 8

For many in the Northeast, an idyllic winter day might consist of hunkering down next to a wood stove or careening across mountain slopes. But somewhere out there in the snowy woods, our native flora and fauna undergo bizarre transformations, embark on remarkable journeys, and withstand extreme conditions in the hopes of longer days and warmer weather ahead. It may seem like an eternity before the resurrection of warblers and spring ephemerals. But once we know where to look, there’s much we can learn from the tenacity and resilience of the winter world.

This course is designed for those who wish to embrace the cold — to explore, understand, and appreciate the winter world. Students will learn how to read the winter landscape, explore ice age relics clinging to alpine summits, decipher animal tracks, tackle the challenge of winter tree ID, and discuss the implications of Lake Champlain’s warming waters.

Please see More Info link below for more about this course and our Nature Now Online Courses with NBNC

About the Instructor

Jason Mazurowski is an ecologist, naturalist, and adjunct instructor at the University of Vermont. Most of his work focuses on native bee conservation and pollination ecology, but during the winter months — when flowering plants and flying beasts are harder to come by — he can be found enjoying the peace and quiet of winter in the north woods. Jason has explored snowy summits and boreal biomes across the country from the Rocky Mountains to the Maine Woods. He has led winter expeditions as a dog sled musher in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, a winter guide in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains, and as a teaching assistant for Bernd Heinrich’s immersive Winter Ecology course.



December 8, 2020
December 22, 2020
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602