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  • The Fab Five: Meet Our New Birds!
    by Anna Autilio Lead, Environmental Educator This summer, VINS was fortunate to welcome a whopping five new birds to the education team. We are excited to introduce...
  • VINS Volunteer Transporter Training
    by Lauren Adams Lead Wildlife Keeper Love animals?  Live in Vermont or New Hampshire?  Have a car?  Have some flexibility in your schedule?  We need you!  Help VINS rescue and...
  • Book Review: Happiness is a Rare Bird
    Happiness is a Rare Bird by Gene Walz was published in 2016. Gene is a friend of VINS' executive director, Charlie Rattigan, and supports our...
  • What's That Caterpillar?
    By Anna Autilio Lead, Environmental Educator If you’ve been seeing as many caterpillars lately as we have, you’re probably curious about who they are and what they’re up to. Below you’ll...
  • How Do You Talk With Owls: Flustered
    by aJbishop CWBR Volunteer I have the keys to their enclosures. The raptors. I open them, one at a time, and do service for owls and hawks...
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Giving Tuesday
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Discovery Sundays
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Raptor Chats
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Raptors Up Close
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Turkeys & Turkey Vultures
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Saturday, November 25, 10:00am - 4:00pm »
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VINS Volunteer Transporter Training
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Sunday, December 3, 1:00pm - 3:00pm »
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Vermont’s Wildlife in A Changing Climate
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Thursday, December 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm »
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Snowy Owl Appreciation Day
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Saturday, December 16, 10:00am - 4:00pm »
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New! SPEAK Workshop Series
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SPEAK
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Join us for a workshop series focusing through the lens of environmental issues facing our region. Presented in partnership with SPEAK.
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November Adopt - Meet Poultney
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Poultney
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Poultney will never be able to fly again, due to an injury to his wing. Fortunately, VINS is able to provide a permanent home.
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