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Artist Exhibition – Owls

MARCH 1 - MAY 31 - Visit the VINS Nature Center and experience the beauty of owls through the artwork of painters Betsy Smith and Diana Clegg Brown. Both artists are inspired by the natural world and wild creatures, including the owls they paint!

Event Series Introduction to Birding Workshop

Introduction to Birding Workshop

MAY 13 - Join VINS for an early morning birding adventure through the varied habitats at the VINS Nature Center and culminating in the treetops on the Forest Canopy Walk. During this workshop, VINS staff will open your eyes and ears to the avian life around you and help you build the skills to start birding wherever you go.

World Migratory Bird Day

MAY 13 - Come celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at VINS. This year, the focus is on water and its importance to bird life. Water is fundamental to sustaining life on our planet. Virtually all migratory birds rely on water and its associated habitats at some point during their life cycles.

Event Series Raptors Up Close

Raptors Up Close

Take flight with us on an unforgettable experience! We’ll show you the unique nature of some of the world’s most highly skilled predators – raptors! In this live bird demonstration you’ll gain an up-close view and an in-depth understanding of these majestic birds.

Event Series Songbird Aviary Tour

Songbird Aviary Tour

Spend some time in our newest exhibit – the Songbird Aviary! Our docents will familiarize you with this special group of birds and point out the ways you can make a great habitat for these important creatures in your own backyard.

Event Series Animal Encounter

Animal Encounter

Meet an ambassador animal and hear their story while we learn about the adaptations they have that help their species survive in the wild. Join us for a reptile ambassador on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, or a raptor ambassador on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday!