Check out birds between tastes of syrup

Sugaring Time?

In honor of Vermont’s annual Maple Open House Weekend and Audubon Vermont’s Maple Sugar on Snow Parties, the Birds of Vermont Museum will be open on March 25, 25 and the 31st (Saturday, Sunday, and Saturday).

Take a break between sampling one of Vermont’s best sweet treats and come learn about the birds that nest on maple trees and use the sugarbush to raise their young.

We will be open from 10 – 4 each day.

American Redstart (a bird in the sugarbush)

Sugar Houses Near the Museum

Audubon is the nearest sugar house to us, but it’s not the only one!

Huntington sugarmakers Audubon Vermont and Taft Milk and Maple Farm expect to be open during the all-state Maple Open House weekend site (March 24-25).  Other local sugarers may be, but are not yet listed on the Maple Open House website.

The Huntington Sugar Makers Tour on March 31st includes five additional sugarhouses: Purinton Maple, Lawrence Phillips, Mountainside Maples, Stokes Sugar Works, and Dragonfly Sugarworks.

Pick up a map at Beaudry’s store for a complete list of those open , or download your own (PDF) from the Town of Huntington’s website. Oh, and there’s a pancake breakfast at the Huntington Community Church from 8a.m.–11a.m. on the 31st, too.

Kids volunteer with parents and friends

Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, March 24 / Sunday, March 25 / Saturday, March 31 • 1-3 hours between 10a.m.–4p.m.

We would love some volunteer help during these open weekend days. Can you spare an hour or three? We train (on the spot! It’s easy!). We’ll need a few folks who can point visitors to parts of the museum they may have missed, share the introductory video, and perhaps help identify birds. We always have some behind-the-scenes operational tasks, too.

Busy already at the end of March? (We know, you’re touring sugar houses!) No problem. We are looking for volunteers to help us throughout the season, and especially since we’re planning yet more great things for our 25th year. There are many ways to contribute: mind the admissions desk and gift shop, assist with school groups, maintain trails, help with set-up/break-down and leading special events, staff booths at fairs around VT.

Interested? Email museum@, call (802) 434-2167, or just stop by on one of our open days and we can fill you in on all the details.

There’s a volunteer work day coming up in April, too. (We provide lunch.) More on that soon!

This post originally appeared as an email we sent on March 14. You can subscribe to our email list at any time if you’d like to see this sort of thing sooner!

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