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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!
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.
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.
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!
Join our raptor care-givers for feeding time! Learn about the habits and history of each of the resident raptors at VINS as you watch them enjoy their daily meal.
What's that shadow moving between the trees? Keep your eye to the sky on the Forest Canopy Walk while our Harris's Hawk is out for a free-flight adventure!
MAY 4 - Join us for a virtual talk with Neil Paprocki, a former Conservation Biologist for HawkWatch International and current PhD candidate at the University of Idaho, for a presentation of his work on Rough-legged Hawks. Rough-legged Hawks may be declining as well as shifting winter distributions northwards. Interpreting these trends is crucial to help understand the species’ migratory behavior and external factors that may be influencing their migration patterns.
MAY 6 & 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.
MAY 6 - Join VINS AmeriCorp Member to help green up the walking path next to Dewey's Mill Pond in Quechee, Vermont.