Botanical Field Trips and Talks

Spring Wildflower and Bird Walk at Gleason Brook with Everett Marshall, VFWD scientist

Date: Sunday May 26
Time: 8:30am - 11:00am
Location: Camel’s Hump State Park
Difficulty: moderate

Explore one of Vermont’s premiere spring wildflower sites. 

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Vermont Botanical and Bird Club Annual Meeting (multi-day event)
with Everett Marshall, VFWD scientist, and Matt Peters, VFWD ecologist

Date: May 30 - June 2
Location: Pine Valley/Quechee KOA
Difficulty: easy/moderate

All day field trips on Friday and Saturday to natural areas in vicinity of Quechee and Woodstock, plus evening programs Thursday and Friday. Matt Peters, VFWD Ecologist gives the Friday night talk on Uapishka, the largest alpine area in northeastern North America, in north central Quebec. 

See Vermont Botanical and Bird Club website for details.


Botanical Outing to Lake Willoughby cliffs
with Matt Peters, VFWD ecologist 

Date: Saturday June 8 (June 9 rain date) 
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Westmore
Difficulty: moderate/challenging

Explore Cold Calcareous Cliff and Rich Northern Hardwood plant rarities. Space is limited, and participants need to RSVP to Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont and pay a small membership fee ($10.00) to attend.

See Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont website for details.


Botanical Outing to Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area
with Everett Marshall, VFWD scientist

Date: Sunday, June 23
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Difficulty: moderate

Explore the unique flora of one of the Champlain Valley’s largest forest blocks. Register with VT Fish & Wildlife Dept. 

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Botanical Course at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier
with Aaron Marcus, VFWD botanist

Date: Sunday, August 11
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier
Difficulty: easy/moderate

New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) sponsored course. This class offers varied habitats, from meadows to wetlands to forests, and learn how they create and contribute to an overarching ecosystem. There’s a fee, and participants need to register ahead at the NEWFS’ website.

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Botanical Outing to Sandbar Wildlife Management Area
with Aaron Marcus, VFWD botanist

Date: Saturday, September 7
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Sandbar Wildlife Management Area, Milton
Difficulty: easy

Space is limited, and participants need to RSVP to Vermont Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont and pay a small membership fee ($10.00) to attend.

See Vermont Hardy Plant Club website for details.


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Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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