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"Countless Vermonters have discovered birds and butterflies, orchids and otters, relaxation and contemplation at this place by the river. And now, with a vision to connect even more of us to wildlife and wild places, North Branch Nature Center will move from greatness to virtuosity — not only here in Montpelier but far beyond as well.”

— Brian Pfeiffer, writer, naturalist, and educator

 Support NBNC


NBNC depends on donors like you.
Thanks for making a gift today!

On behalf of all of us at North Branch Nature Center, thank you for your support!
You help us connect people to nature in enriching, inspiring ways. Here's how to contribute:


Make a Donation

Please consider making an annual gift to help keep NBNC on sound footing to achieve our goals and our mission of Connecting People with the Natural World.  To make a donation, use the button on this page, send a check to the address at the bottom of this page, or click here!


Become a Member or Renew your Membership

Your membership supports everything we do, from bird-banding, to natural history presentations, to trail maintenance. By becoming a member, you'll both support your local nature center and receive great member benefits including program discounts.


Order a Chair or Bench

Have you been admiring our Adirondack Chairs and Leopold Benches? We are now accepting orders! The best part? They’re built by our volunteers as a fundraiser, so your purchase supports the NBNC programs you love. Place your pre-order by December 23, 2022 and your order will be ready for pick-up in early spring 2023.
Adirondack Chairs:  32” wide x 40” high x 37” deep. Seat: 22” wide x 18” deep. Pine finished with tung oil. $500 each or $800 for a pair.
Leopold Benches:  48” wide x 30” high x 24” deep. Seat: 45” wide x 9” deep. Pine finished with tung oil. $200 each.
Place your pre-order here

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Adopt an Owl

Support Community Science at NBNC with a fun and unique gift for friends and family. Our owl research program is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with charismatic wildlife while discovering new information about avian ecology. This research requires specialized equipment and intensive data analysis that would not be possible without your support. Adopt an Owl here.


Help Others Benefit from NBNC

Gifts to The Chip and Alisa Darmstadt Education Fund will provide financial support for NBNC programs to anyone for whom finances are a barrier. The fund also supports NBNC's operating fund which pays staff salaries and other core mission support.


Buy Coffee

We now have two ways for you to support us by buying delicious coffee! Bird-friendly Birds & Beans coffee lets you support both NBNC and migratory birds while saving on shipping. Learn more and download an order form here. Or if you prefer a local option, purchases of 802Coffee's Monarch Blend medium roast support our monarch-tagging and other programs. Pick up a bag at NBNC, at Capitol Grounds, or online here.


Gift Certificates

Give a friend or family member a birding outing, a BioU class, or any other NBNC program with a gift certificate


Wish List

 North Branch Nature Center is always looking for household items, technology, equipment, and services. Visit our Wish List to see what we are looking for.



If you have time to give, please learn about volunteering at North Branch Nature Center! Contact us to learn more about volunteering at NBNC.


Planned Gifts and Other Ways to Give

 NBNC gratefully receives gifts of stock or property, planned gifts, and bequests. Click here for detailed information.


So I tell you this not to scare you,
But to prepare you, to dare you
To dream a different reality,

Where despite disparities
We all care to protect this world,
This riddled blue marble, this little true marvel
To muster the verve and the nerve
To see how we can serve
Our planet.

— Amanda Gorman, US Inaugural Poet, Earthrise

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206

Hours: Center Open Monday-Friday 9-4
Trails Open 24/7