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October 2020

Online Course: Drawing Nature with Rachel Mirus

October 6 @ 12:00 AM - November 30 @ 11:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$60

Close observation can inspire wonderful works of imagination. This course will begin with observational drawing, which combines visual observation and drawing technique to build the keen observation skills foundational for both artists and naturalists. Using example plant and animal groups, we will review growth and body patterns, learning through drawing. We will introduce field sketching, grayscale and color drawing, and watercolor layer technique. The course will culminate with examples and projects in imaginative nature art, launching you into your own nature illustrating journey!

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November 2020

Macrophotography: A Naturalist’s Perspective with Joseph Saunders – Naturalist Journeys Online Presentation Series

November 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Macrophotography: A Naturalist's Perspective Presented by Joseph Saunders of Para Herpetologica November 11th | 7 - 8 PM (Eastern) Free | Live via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86151252811 In this presentation, Joseph will give you a new perspective and appreciation for the macrofauna of our world. Through his experiences as a naturalist and photographer, Joseph will empower you with the tools and techniques to better notice, appreciate, observe, and photograph the minuscule in nature. He'll share camera settings, knowledge of animal behavior, tips…

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December 2020

Winter Owl Exploration in Addison County

December 12 @ 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$25

Winter Owl Exploration Saturday, December 12 | 3 - 9 pm $25 members / $30 non-members | Limited to 12 participants Personal vehicle required Owls are among our most beloved yet seldom seen birds. Of the seven owl species that we regularly encounter in Vermont, the migratory Short-eared Owl is one of the most sought after by birders. Early winter is a great time to search for Short-eared Owls when they can be found hunting over large open fields at…

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