Posts Tagged ‘naturalist’

The History and Ecology of the Poultney River: How a Bay Became a River

The lower Poultney River bordering West Haven, VT and Whitehall, NY is one of the most ecologically diverse rivers in New England. It is home to endangered fish and mussels, provides spawning habitat for Lake Champlain fishes, and is surrounded by an equally diverse landscape of wetlands and forests found on lands, mostly owned by The Nature Conservancy. However, this landscape has changed over time– the river that we see today is a product of dramatic geological changes that occurred 240 years ago. With the ecological value of the river as a backdrop, this talk brings together human history and geological documentation from the 1700’s and 1800’s to tell a remarkable story of change: how what we now know as an ecologically valuable small river was once the head of a navigable bay of Lake Champlain.

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Youth Overnight

Stay up late with NBNC educators and naturalists as we capture, tag, and release these charismatic, pint-sized predators. We’ll keep the nets open from dusk until the wee hours of the morning, using the Nature Center as our home base for catching some shut-eye before breakfast. Owls and pizza included! A fundraiser for NBNC’s Young Naturalist programs.

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Photography for Naturalists Workshop

Become a better photographer by tuning into nature, and learn to harness your camera by becoming a better naturalist. In this morning workshop, we’ll blend photography techniques and naturalist skills to achieve a deeper connection with nature and capture great photographs.

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Never Just a Track

by Dave Muska, NBNC Teacher/Naturalist Editor’s Note: Dave will be leading an Introductory Wildlife Tracking workshop this Sunday, Feb. 10. Just four spots remain; learn more and register here!   It’s nearly 0° F in the early morning light.  Alongside the edge of the dirt road, between the tall plowed banks of snow and last…

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