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September 2022

Montpelier PLACE – Queen Bee Day Brunch at Barr Hill

September 25 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Barr Hill, 116 Gin Lane
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

In collaboration with Caledonia Spirits’ Bee's Knees Week, come sip on some cocktails and enjoy local honey-infused donuts with pollinator ecologist Jason Mazurowski who will share his expertise on the nearly 400 native bees species found in Vermont. This event is part of the Montpelier PLACE program, a series of community events celebrating the sites and stories in Montpelier’s unique heritage and ecology.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

September 27 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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Fall Birding at North Branch Nature Center

September 30 @ 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

A casual morning of birding for all interests and experience levels facilitated by NBNC staff and guest leaders. These outings are about enjoying, learning about, and spending time with wild birds. No binoculars? No ID guide? No problem! The only requirement is an appreciation of birds (though we do have binoculars for those who would like them). All fall outings take place at NBNC.

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Travelers Circle Storytelling Night & Potluck

September 30 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on September 30, 2022 at 5:30 PM

One event on October 28, 2022 at 5:30 PM

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Join us for a casual evening of stories and a shared community meal. We encourage everyone to contribute a short story of their travels (though there is no pressure to speak), and "travel" may entail a trip to the store or a trip across the world! The experience is a bit like jamming on musical instruments: what you hear inspires what you share.

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October 2022

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

October 4 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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Montpelier PLACE – Harvest Meal at the FEAST Farm

October 5 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
FEAST Farm, 1 Home Farm Way
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

This celebratory meal will include a tour of the city’s FEAST Farm, a farm-to-table meal from the grill, a thank you to the FEAST Farm volunteers, and a forward looking planning discussion aimed at increasing local food access and sourcing for our community. All are welcome! This event is part of the Montpelier PLACE program, a series of community events celebrating the sites and stories in Montpelier’s unique heritage and ecology.

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Public Owl Banding Demonstration

October 7 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

NBNC is part of a national network of scientists working to better understand the migration of the Northern Saw-whet Owl, a common yet elusive member of our Vermont forests. Join NBNC biologists as they capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. NBNC naturalists and educators will also discuss the highlights of recent research here and across the country, then share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. Open to all ages.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

October 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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Public Owl Banding Demonstration

October 13 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

NBNC is part of a national network of scientists working to better understand the migration of the Northern Saw-whet Owl, a common yet elusive member of our Vermont forests. Join NBNC biologists as they capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. NBNC naturalists and educators will also discuss the highlights of recent research here and across the country, then share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. Open to all ages.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

October 18 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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Public Owl Banding Demonstration

October 19 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

NBNC is part of a national network of scientists working to better understand the migration of the Northern Saw-whet Owl, a common yet elusive member of our Vermont forests. Join NBNC biologists as they capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. NBNC naturalists and educators will also discuss the highlights of recent research here and across the country, then share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. Open to all ages.

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LGBTQ+ Owl Banding Night

October 21 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

LGBTQ+ Owl Banding Night October 21 | 8 – 9:30 pm Registration required | Free SIGN UP HERE September is Pride Month in Vermont, but nobody told the owls! Every October NBNC biologists capture, tag, and release Northern Saw-whet Owls as part of a national network of scientists working to better understand their migration. Join them to meet these pint-sized owls and nerd out with local LGBTQ+ nature enthusiasts.  Please Note: The program will have a mixture of indoor and…

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Montpelier PLACE – History on the Land: Hubbard Park

October 22 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hubbard Park, Parkway Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

Peel back the layers of Hubbard Park with landscape historian Samantha Ford. Discover Montpelier's history and the origin of the conservation movement using hidden clues in the form of stone walls, witness trees, barbed wire, and more. This event is part of the Montpelier PLACE program, a series of community events celebrating the sites and stories in Montpelier’s unique heritage and ecology.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

October 25 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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Travelers Circle Storytelling Night & Potluck

October 28 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 30, 2022 at 5:30 PM

One event on October 28, 2022 at 5:30 PM

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Join us for a casual evening of stories and a shared community meal. We encourage everyone to contribute a short story of their travels (though there is no pressure to speak), and "travel" may entail a trip to the store or a trip across the world! The experience is a bit like jamming on musical instruments: what you hear inspires what you share.

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Montpelier PLACE – Ecology of Hubbard Park

October 29 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hubbard Park, Parkway Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

Join field naturalist Erica Hample for a guided group exploration of the most special places in Hubbard Park. Erica’s work creating a new ecological assessment of the park has uncovered a complicated land use history, a strong conservation ethic, and exciting geological formations. Come learn about ecological resilience and the future of this forest! This event is part of the Montpelier PLACE program, a series of community events celebrating the sites and stories in Montpelier’s unique heritage and ecology.

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November 2022

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

November 1 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

November 8 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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Montpelier PLACE – Montpelier’s Built Environment

November 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

Discover the history of downtown Montpelier with Paul Carnahan, author of Montpelier: Images of Vermont’s Capital City. We will examine how the city’s buildings and bridges have responded to the natural environment and defined our community.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

November 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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Montpelier PLACE – Montpelier Underfoot

November 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until November 19, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Discover how Montpelier’s local geologic and geographic setting has shaped the city’s modern infrastructure, architecture and personality. Led by Sean Beckett of North Branch Nature Center. This two part event includes a Friday evening presentation followed by a field outing on Saturday morning.

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Montpelier PLACE – Montpelier Underfoot

November 19 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until November 19, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Discover how Montpelier’s local geologic and geographic setting has shaped the city’s modern infrastructure, architecture and personality. Led by Sean Beckett of North Branch Nature Center. This two part event includes a Friday evening presentation followed by a field outing on Saturday morning.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

November 22 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

Find out more »

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

November 29 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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