Guided Wildlife Walks

Wildlife biologist leading a wildlife walk

The department is hosting a series of FREE guided wildlife walks on select state wildlife management areas (WMAs) and elsewhere around Vermont. The walks are led by biologists and naturalists with decades of experience conserving Vermont’s wildlife and their habitats.

You're encouraged to bring snacks and water, and dress in footwear and clothing appropriate for walking slowly in the woods.

Space is limited and these events fill up quickly, so signup early! 
 


East Hill WMA Tour and Winter Wildlife Tracking Ruffed grouse bed with droppings and tracks

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020  
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: East Hill WMA, Wolcott, Vermont | map

Join a VT Fish & Wildlife biologist Tim Appleton on a tour of the East Hill Wildlife Management Area in Wolcott for a guided tour and discussion about the importance and uniqueness of a wildlife management area and how they differ from other types of state lands such as state forest and state parks. We will meet at the WMA parking area off Marsh Road for a leisurely walk on relatively flat ground but may go off-trail at times. We’ll discuss tracks, trees, mammals, birds, historical resources, management activities and any other curiosities we find along the way. 

Please bring snowshoes and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for being outdoors in winter, including extra layers, food, and water, as well as binoculars if you have them.  You should also be able to walk 1-2 miles at a relaxed pace over a relatively flat trail while wearing snowshoes, if needed.

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Guided Exploration of Windsor Grasslands WMA Morning Dove in Winter

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020  - Rain date: Sunday, March 22, 2020
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Windsor Grassland WMA, 1192 Marton Rd, Windsor, VT 05089 | map

Join wildlife biologist Chris Bernier and forester Tim Morton on a guided exploration of the varied habitats of Windsor Grasslands WMA. Visiting orchards, grasslands, deer wintering area and more, these veteran public land managers will engage participants in discussions on the unique nature of these habitats, the wildlife species that depend upon them, and the benefits and challenges of managing these features for the future.  

Please bring snowshoes and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for being outdoors in winter, including extra layers, food, and water, as well as binoculars if you have them. 

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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