Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Adirondack Adventure for Teens

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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Spring Wild Edibles Workshop

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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Birding Basics Class

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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Friday Morning Spring Bird Walks 2020

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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April Break Camp 2020

Join us for 1, 2, or 3 days of spring nature adventures and activities. Activities will flow with the weather. The day could include making art with natural materials, cooking and eating wild edibles, celebrating Earth Day with tree plantings, going on a treasure hunt to find the Secret of the Snow Goose, or possibly travelling to another time to investigate winter mysteries. This April break, children will make art with natural materials, explore the fields and forest, cook and (safely!) eat wild edibles, and immerse in the transition from winter to spring.

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Woodcock Watch

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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