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The Return of Escaped Harris’s Hawk Paige

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is excited and relieved to announce that Paige, a Harris’s Hawk who flew off during a training session last month, is back home at the VINS Nature Center. Paige came to VINS in November of 2019 from a licensed falconer in Texas.

Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation Research

VINS Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation (CWBR) staff is aiding in monitoring the health of avian wildlife. Partnering with various organizations, CWBR is contributing to research efforts focused on Common Loon and Ruffed Grouse conservation, as well as leading a study on blood parasites in Vermont wild birds.

New Spring Program Schedule

VINS welcomes the spring season by extending open hours at the VINS Nature Center and offering new daily programs. Beginning May 1, VINS Nature Center will resume live bird programs, and the Forest Exhibit and Reptile Room will be open to viewers of all ages.

VT Nature Newsletter

Forest Canopy Walk

VT Nature

Fall/Winter 2021-22

At VINS, climate change compels us to educate our communities, and commit to reducing our carbon footprint.

VT Nature Spring 2021

VT Nature

Spring/Summer 2021

VINS remains a safe outdoor experience. Being close to nature at the VINS Nature Center is the perfect antidote.

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VT Nature

Fall/Winter 2020-21

VINS adapts in this challenging time and continues offer virtual and outdoor learning and new research projects.