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March 2020

Seabirds and Pelagic Birding Boat Trip in Cape Ann, MA

March 6 @ 10:00 AM - March 8 @ 3:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$425

Seabirds and Pelagic Birding Boat Trip in Cape Ann, MA March 6  (10 am) to March 8 (3 pm) $425 ($75 single supplement) Cape Ann, Massachusetts, is a worldwide destination for winter birds and birders. This annual winter adventure is an outstanding opportunity to spend quality time with species rarely, if ever, seen inland. This trip is not only about discovering rare species by land and sea, but about watching, enjoying, and studying seabirds among a community of like-minded nature…

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Intermediate Wildlife Tracking

March 7 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$45

Intermediate Wildlife Tracking March 7 | 9 am - 3 pm $45 | Ages 16+ Join NBNC naturalist and wildlife tracker Dave Muska for a full day of tracking and trailing wildlife, aimed at participants already holding some basic knowledge of track and sign identification. We'll start in the classroom to review the tracks, gaits, habitats, and signs of species we might encounter on the late winter landscape. We'll then head out on the land to search for sign and explore the who,…

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April 2020

Book Launch Party: “Organic Artist for Kids” by Nick Neddo

April 11 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Join us for this family-friendly book launch and activities fair featuring Nick Neddo's new book, "The Organic Artist for Kids."

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Woodcock Watch

April 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

It's spring and love is in the air! We will listen and watch for the mesmerizing courtship flight of the American Woodcock (a.k.a. Timberdoodle), which nests along the North Branch of the Winooski near our nature center. With luck, we may also be serenaded by Wilson's Snipe and a chorus of Spring Peepers. This springtime spectacle has awed nature lovers across the northeast for centuries. Fee: Free for members / $10 non-members, paid at the door.

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May 2020

Friday Morning Spring Bird Walks 2020

May 1 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 AM on Friday, repeating until June 19, 2020

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

Weekly trips to birding hot spots around Montpelier searching for spring migrants like warblers, vireos, thrushes, and waterfowl. Led by NBNC’s expert birders. Free for NBNC members, $10non-members. Locations Vary.

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Birding Basics Class

May 3 @ 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$105

Become a better birder! In this popular four-part class, you’ll develop a breadth of knowledge and skills to better appreciate Vermont’s common and not-so-common birdlife.

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Spring Wild Edibles Workshop

May 17 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$30

A veritable smorgasbord of edible plants are springing up across our fields and forests this time of year. Learn to identify and sustainably harvest a variety of plants and how to eat your way through some non-native species. We will cover tips and tricks to incorporate wild foods into your regular diet and some ways to extend the harvest. Led by NBNC Teacher/Naturalist and forager Ken Benton. 

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July 2020

Wetland and Rivershore Plants with Aaron Marcus and Native Plant Trust

July 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$40

Spend an afternoon with Vermont Assistant State Botanist, Aaron Marcus, exploring wetland habitats, some of the most botanically diverse and biologically productive landscapes in New England. We will learn about numerous plants that have adapted to the rivershores, floodplains, beaver meadows, marshes, and forested seeps of central Vermont.

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Adirondack Adventure for Teens

July 13 - July 17
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$525

Exploring the threatened habitats of the Adirondack Mountains, we'll visit ancient boreal forests, search for bog-nesting birds, canoe the Racquette River, and hike to the sensitive alpine zone of the high peaks. Throughout, we'll meet professionals working to protect these areas and learn how we can advocate for change back home in Vermont.

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