This has been a year of listening, learning, and redefining our definition of normal. Many more people have turned to birds, nature, and art, as they cope with their worries, take advantage of being home, and pursue comfortable physical distancing. Luckily for us, birds, nature, and art are what we do.
We feel very lucky that we were able to open the Museum in June. Although we limited how many could be inside the Museum at one time and reduced hands-on activities, we were still able to share the carvings and 2020’s art exhibit, Borders: illusions that constrain us. Instead of our typical programs, we increased the number of summer and fall nature walks, and hosted an artist’s reception, the Big Sit! and Kari Jo Spear’s reading of her new book, The Carver’s Daughter. We kept working on our pollinator sanctuaries and trails and encouraged everyone to use them, and we hosted our first trail race. We continued to partner with other organizations and are looking forward to the future.
This community of you, other members, friends, neighbors, volunteers, and visitors has built and maintained the Birds of Vermont Museum. We in turn are members of Vermont’s scientific, cultural arts, and educational communities. Many people, including you, have never wavered in their belief in the Birds of Vermont Museum and our mission. We trust in you.
We deeply appreciate your past generosity. We hope you can continue to support us with a donation during our annual appeal. If this is not the year for you to make a financial contribution, please tell others about the Museum. Posting an online review about the Museum on travel websites is also helpful. All these actions help the Museum bring people and birds—in nature, in art, in science—together.
Thank you for sticking with us during these times,
You can send your gift using the button below. As an extra thank you, all donors who give at least $250, received by December 31, 2020, will receive a signed copy of The Carver’s Daughter by Kari Jo Spear.