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May 2020

Friday Morning Spring Bird Walks 2020

May 1 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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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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