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We hope that you and your families are doing well. A return to normal is finally on the horizon! Right now, we are doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and provide services to our community.

While the loss of business has been significant over the past thirteen months, the VINS Nature Center remains a safe outdoor experience. The VINS Forest Canopy Walk is a compelling part of that experience. As we had hoped, the Walk, upon opening, proved to be a significant draw and, through a year of travel and gathering restrictions, the Walk has stayed open and available to those who could visit the Nature Center.

Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you.

Spring Appeal

VINS Nature Blog

Find out how you can help wildlife this spring. 


Helping Wildlife in Spring

As we enter this special season, it is important to know how to co-exist peacefully with wildlife and how to avoid interfering with the intricate process of nesting, mating, breeding and fledging that animals are working so hard at.  Also, what to look out for, when and if an animal needs rescuing, how to rescue, and when to leave the situation alone, and just observe from a distance.  Many baby animals in the wild may appear orphaned, or even injured, but are in fact healthy and being cared for by unseen parents. 

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Vermont Nature Newsletter

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


Wild Bird Rehabilitation

Help our wildlife rehabilitators provide treatment and care to scores of avian patients throughout the year.