My Big Year: a book signing with author Fred Pratt

an elderly man in a blue plaid shirt looks away from the photographer, through binoculars, at a late-winter pond and trees

Fred Pratt will be at the Museum from 10 am to 2pm, signing copies of his new book, My Big Year: a search for birds and peace of mind.

Fred aimed to become the first birder to record 150 species in each of Vermont’s fourteen counties. This book covers the finale of his quest. There will be birds, occasional commentary and observations on life in Vermont and beyond, and deep connections with friends and family. As to his success: come to the museum, meet Fred himself, get your own copy, and find out.

No registration necessary.

Museum Installs a Little Free Library

the Little Free Library at the Birds of Vermont Museum
The Little Free Library at the Birds of Vermont Museum is installs on the side of a shed right near the entrance path.

Built of an upcycled Wood Duck nesting box, the Birds of Vermont Museum’s Little Free Library (LFL) is now up and open to the public. It is easy to get to: on a shed wall near the entrance path to the Museum. In keeping with a nesting motif (that is, slightly hidden), and wishing to keep some of the weather off, volunteer Erny P., 85, attached our LFL under the shed’s eaves. Erny also did the remodeling of the box, adding a door and a shelf for smaller books. The clear window gives a sneak peek at what’s inside.

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