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Songbird Banding

Participants will have a chance to observe and learn why we band birds while also learning about ID techniques both up close and afar. There will be several other educational stations to explore including Bird ID With Binoculars and Bird ID using study skins.

Location: Dead Creek WMA HQ (see map)

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Owl Banding- 10/18 Event is Canceled

Learn why we band owls and some of the techniques that are used. This is a popular evening and participants are asked to attend only one of the two dates. Come for the evening or just half an hour. 

Location: Near Snake Mountain. Approximately 1.5 miles east on route 17 from the intersection of Route 17 and 22A in Addison (see map). There will be signage as you near the location.

Interested school groups are asked to contact Corey Hart at corey.hart@vermont.gov.

 

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Learn about Bats at the Hardwick Springfest

Date: Saturday, May 25
Time: 10am to 2pm 
Location: Hardwick Springfest at Atkins Field, 140 Granite Street, Hardwick, VT | map

Come learn more about bats, White-nose Syndrome, citizen science opportunities, and have fun with a bat-mask making activity with Alyssa Bennett, the department's small mammal biologist.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Work Weekend at Buck Lake Conservation Camp

Date: May 18, 2019 and 19, 2019
Time: Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm with lunch break and Sunday from 9:00am – Noon
Location: Buck Lake Camp - 1051 Buck Lake Road, Woodbury, VT

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to help get the GMCC Conservation Camps ready for the 2019 season by helping with general repairs, construction, landscaping, painting, plumbing, cooking, firewood, electrical work, and gardening

Volunteers can participate for as long as they are able to – one hour, one day or both days. They are welcome to stay overnight in onsite cabins or they can bring their own tents.  Lunch and dinner will be provided. 

This is an excellent community service opportunity for boy scout and girl scout groups, as well has high school and college clubs.

For more information and to register as a volunteer, please email Alison.Thomas@vermont.gov or call 802-371-9975

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

Work Weekend at Kehoe Conservation Camp

Date: May 11, 2019 and 12, 2019
Time: Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm with lunch break and Sunday from 9:00am – Noon
Location: Edward F. Kehoe Camp - 636 Point of Pines Road, Castleton, VT

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to help get the GMCC Conservation Camps ready for the 2019 season by helping with general repairs, construction, landscaping, painting, plumbing, cooking, firewood, electrical work, and gardening

Volunteers can participate for as long as they are able to – one hour, one day or both days. They are welcome to stay overnight in onsite cabins or they can bring their own tents.  Lunch and dinner will be provided. 

This is an excellent community service opportunity for boy scout and girl scout groups, as well has high school and college clubs.

For more information and to register as a volunteer, please email Alison.Thomas@vermont.gov or call 802-371-9975

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival - cancelled

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Herricks Cove, Rockingham, VT

Celebrate the wonders of wildlife through live animal programs, exhibits and activities for children

  • Owls, Hawks, Live Animals and Reptiles
  • Family Friendly Programs, Exhibits, & Crafts
  • Nature Walks and Programs for All

 

 

 

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Song Bird Banding

Join us at Dead Creek WMA for a morning of song bird banding!

Come learn why we band song birds in a hands on atmosphere while also getting an opportunity to practice your bird ID and much more! This event is possible thanks to a partnership with Otter Creek Audubon and numerous volunteers! Bird bander Rodney Olson of Vergennes will lead the banding workshop.  Members of the public will help identify the birds, observe the banding process, and help release the birds after they are banded.

School groups interested in participating should contact Corey Hart at corey.hart@vermont.gov.

Follow the signs from the Dead Creek Visitor Center to the parking/banding area. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Song Bird Banding

Join us at Dead Creek WMA for a morning of song bird banding!

Come learn why we band song birds in a hands on atmosphere while also getting an opportunity to practice your bird ID and much more! This event is possible thanks to a partnership with Otter Creek Audubon and numerous volunteers! Bird bander Rodney Olson of Vergennes will lead the banding workshop.  Members of the public will help identify the birds, observe the banding process, and help release the birds after they are banded.

School groups interested in participating should contact Corey Hart at corey.hart@vermont.gov.

Follow the signs from the Dead Creek Visitor Center to the parking/banding area. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Song Bird Banding

Join us at Dead Creek WMA for a morning of song bird banding!

Come learn why we band song birds in a hands on atmosphere while also getting an opportunity to practice your bird ID and much more! This event is possible thanks to a partnership with Otter Creek Audubon and numerous volunteers! Bird bander Rodney Olson of Vergennes will lead the banding workshop.  Members of the public will help identify the birds, observe the banding process, and help release the birds after they are banded.

School groups interested in participating should contact Corey Hart at corey.hart@vermont.gov.

Follow the signs from the Dead Creek Visitor Center to the parking/banding area. 

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

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