The Spread of Deer Ticks in North America with Lucas Price (IN-PERSON)

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

(IN PERSON) | Black-legged ticks are the primary tick species responsible for spreading Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, in the northeastern United States. This talk will provide an overview of the tick life cycle, how ticks obtain and spread pathogens, and what habitats they live in.

The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale with Ky and Lisa Koitzsch (IN-PERSON)

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

(IN PERSON) | Join wildlife biologists Ky and Lisa Koitzsch as they share their experiences studying wolves and moose in Isle Royale National Park. Isle Royale is a remote island wilderness located 15 miles from the shores of Ontario and Minnesota in the frigid waters of Lake Superior.

Vermont’s Wild Bees: past, present, and future with Spencer Hardy (IN-PERSON)

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

(IN PERSON) | The new State of Vermont's Bees provides the first detailed look at the conservation status and needs of these important pollinators. Included in this presentation will be advice and suggestions for improving the habitat in your community, through both consumer decisions and land management. 

North Branch Nature Center’s History on the Land with Samantha Ford (IN-PERSON)

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

(IN PERSON) | Uncover the history of the historic farmhouse and farm that North Branch Nature Center calls home. Learn how to read the landscape to reveal history hidden in plain sight. Peel back the layers of time with landscape historian Samantha Ford of Turn Stone Research to learn how past generations have shaped the land at the NBNC property.