Guided Walk

Full Moon Bonfire and Bat Chat

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lake Paren, North Bennington, VT | map

Join Lake Paren Recreation and VT Fish and Wildlife bat expert Kerry Monahan for a talk about Vermont's bat species followed by a night time walk where guests will use a handheld bat detector to listen for bat calls. 
After the bat chat, enjoy the full moon and good conversation around our bonfire. Roast a marshmallow and drink some cider!

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Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

"Stream Wise" for Streamside Landowners

Stream Wise is a new program for streamside landowners. You can learn how to protect your home, your stream, and your community by taking good care of the trees and shrubs along the stream. Some of your neighbors are already participating, and have even won an Award!

Friends of the Winooski River and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department invite YOU to join us on Saturday, September 24 at 3:00 pm at Twinfield School's lower field in Plainfield VT as we introduce this exciting program, recognize the landowners who have participated in this pilot year, and go for a walk in the woods along Naismith Brook to learn about healthy buffers.

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Guided Botany Walk

Join Aaron Marcus, assistant botanist with VT Fish & Wildlife Department, for a Plant Walk on Thursday, September 8th 5-7pm at the Intervale Center in Burlington.

Participants will meet at the Intervale Center main parking lot.  The walk will be an easy pace on a flat and wheelchair accessible trail.

Floodplains are valuable places to humans as well as to so many other creatures.  While the Intervale feeds us with nutritional food, on this walk we'll be looking at an astounding diversity of wild plants that also make a home there, from stately old hackberry trees to a rare arrowhead species known from nowhere else in the state, to globally rare plants. 

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Invasive Plant Identification and Control Methods Walk

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 493 West Road in Sandgate, VT 05250 | map
Limit: 50

Join Soil Conservationist Olivia Carlson of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Habitat Biologist Travis Hart of Vermont Fish and Wildlife to walk through untreated and treated areas of invasive plants to identify these invaders and discuss control methods.

Please dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear. We encourage you to bring water, a journal for notes, as well as an eagerness to learn about how to control invasive plants on your property.

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Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Game Species Habitat Improvement Demonstration Tour

Join staff from VT Fish & Wildlife and National Wild Turkey Federation on a tour to view and discuss various habitat projects implemented to improve habitat for game species like deer, bear, turkey, and other wildlife.

The group will walk through large patch cuts, a prescribed burn area, released apple trees, and other recently completed habitat projects. Please dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear. We encourage you to bring water, a journal for notes, and a desire to learn more about improving habitat for wildlife.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Pollinator Search at Dead Creek WMA

Department zoologist Mark Ferguson will lead a walk through a two-acre patch of dense nesting cover and pollinator habitat to hunt for any and all pollinators that can be caught with a bug net! Learn about the diversity of insects that feed on and pollinate our plants, beyond bees and butterflies.

This event is open to any age. Come prepared to walk on flat management roads and through tall vegetation and/or brush. Biting insects such as mosquitoes and ticks are likely.

A limited supply of nets will be provided. Bring your own if you have them. Hand lenses are also recommended.

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Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Snake Mountain Plant Walk

Join Aaron Marcus, VT Fish and Wildlife Assistant Botanist, for a walk on the Snake Mountain WMA. While participating in this guided walk, you will learn about and identify the local flora of the area. This island of upland forested habitat hosts a diversity of interesting plants. Come prepared to walk through woody area with potential for ticks.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Women Owning Woodlands Habitat Walk

Join VT Fish & Wildlife habitat biologists and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for a walk to highlight habitat management opportunities for private landowners. Information on NRCS programs that can help support habitat projects with funding as well as other resources available to Vermont landowners will be offered.

Please dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear. We encourage you to bring water, and a journal for notes. As well as an eagerness to learn about how to control invasive plants in your backyard.

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022 
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Barbara Moore's property - 3441 Vermont Route 30, Pawlet VT

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Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Pelletier Dam Removal Site Tour

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Castleton, VT - US Route 4 West to Exit 5; North 1/4 miles on East Hubbardton Road

Habitat Stamp Donations At Work! habitat stamp

Habitat Stamp donations made in 2021 are funding the removal of this dam in Castleton, which is planned this summer and will reconnect approximately 37 miles of trout habitat. Tour with VT Fish and Wildlife Department & Vermont Natural Resources Council and see plans to reconnect approximately 37 miles of trout habitat.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Bat Biology and Conservation

Friday, May 13, 2022 | 8 pm
Location:  Jericho Center Green

Join the Jericho Conservtion Commission for a presentation on bats with VT Fish and Wildlife biologist, Alyssa Bennet.  

Take a walk around the Green and nearby quiet streets as the sun goes down and bat activity starts up around dusk to learn about what bats live in Jericho and how you can manage your home, yard, fields, and forests to support these voracious insect eaters while avoiding any unwanted conflicts. 

Providing there is good weather (no heavy rain, strong winds, or temperatures below 45 degrees), we will also be able to listen for bat activity and identify species flying in the air around us using specialized microphones and sonogram software. Dress for a walk on easy terrain and bring a headlamp for this family-friendly event. 

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm


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