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Artist Exhibition – Ian Clark

MAY 1 - JULY 31 - Ian Clark’s nature photography contains over 400 species from the Bay of Fundy to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Ian’s work has appeared in numerous books, magazines, newspapers, calendars and print ads. These days, his photo shoots include editorial, stock and commercial users from his home in West Newbury, VT.

Beginner Bird Walk – Introduction to Birding

MAY 11 - Join VINS for a birding adventure through the varied habitats at the VINS Nature Center, 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

VINS Nature Center 149 Natures Way, Quechee

MAY 11 - Come celebrate World Migratory Bird Day to learn all about the spectacular seasonal movement of wild birds. Learn how raptors like the ones that call VINS home migrate, and join two guest speakers as they dive into the importance of wetland habitats like bogs for migratory birds and the life of one of Vermont’s iconic migratory birds – the Common Loon! And this year’s theme is the important role of insects in the survival and migration of so many birds.

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.

Book Talk: Seasons at a New England Bog

MAY 11 - New England is home to many fresh and saltwater wetlands, among them bogs and fens. Photographer Bob Fleck will take us on a photographic journey to witness the dramatic seasonal changes that occur throughout the year.

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!

An Uncommon Look at the Common Loon

MAY 11 - Join VINS for a talk and reception with Artist Ian Clark. With stunning photographs of these captivating birds, An Uncommon Look at the Common Loon will explore the natural history of loons in the North Country.