May 2024 events

New ways of seeing and thinking about birds: our “Power of Perspective” community art show is open! Plus, we invite you to join birding walks, explore spring ephemerals, and consider wood carving this May at the Birds of Vermont Museum.

The Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. The trails are open sunrise to sunset, every day. Libraries have passes, and admission is always free for members (

=== MAY EVENTS ===


May – October • Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 4 pm

The Museum’s 2024 community art exhibit is open! What is the Power of Perspective? Explore, examine, and delight in art that speaks to both humans’ and birds’ perspectives and experiences. How might a change in perspective alter our understanding of the lives and needs of the birds who share our world?

Included with museum admission, no registration necessary


Saturday, May 11 • 10 am – 2 pm

Ever wondered about woodcarving? Get your answers today! Watch a woodcarver at work, ask a question, or learn about this carving club.

The Green Mountain Woodcarvers will be carving in the workshop. The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for “Carve-Ins” around the State and host a annual Show and Class (in August). We’re delighted to have them at the Museum!

At the Carve-In, carvers talk and work on a variety of woodcarving projects. Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a GMWC member!

Included with museum admission, no registration necessary


Sundays, May 12, 19, 26 • 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Spring mornings are terrific for birding. Who’s singing, calling, nesting, or flying around the Birds of Vermont Museum? Discover birds on an early morning ramble in the Museum’s forest and meadows. Walks are led by experienced birders familiar with Vermont birds.

Bring binoculars and good walking shoes. Early mornings are often damp with dew and boots are definitely in order. Don’t forget bug spray/tick repellent!

Park at 900 Sherman Hollow Road, in the Museum parking lot.

Free, suggested donation: $10-$15 • max: 12

Register online at the link for the morning(s) of your choice:
• Sunday, May 12:
• Sunday, May 19, with Lachlan Ziegler:
• Sunday, May 26, with Rebecca Waterman:


Sunday, May 19 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore our trails in search of spring wildflowers and ephemerals. Learn about the season challenges and changes influencing these briefly-blooming beauties with Museum volunteer Mary Ann Schlegel. (This is the last of 3!)

Register at


Saturday, May 25 • 7:30 am

Join our monthly monitoring walk to record birds on the Museum’s property. Please bring your own binoculars and dress for the weather.

Free, suggested donation $5 – $15 • Max: 12 people

Register at or call 802 434-2167.


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