Amazing Odonates: Dragonflies and Damselflies!

Girl in white hate examinging insects in her net

[ originally scheduled for April; postponed to August ]

Did you know that many of the larger dragonflies are several years old before they crawl up for air, break out of their “skins”, expand their wings and venture out on their first flight? Amazing!

This show-and-tell evening with Naturalist Laurie DiCesare will feature photos, samples, and hand-outs of “dragons and damsels”:

  • exploring their early life as underwater predators
  • revealing strange and remarkable habits, and
  • identifying their beautiful and diverse habitats

— all flavored with a bit of biology and dash of folklore!

Learn how to swing a cone net; carefully retrieve and hold the Odes for photo ops; then safely release them.

Register with Birds of Vermont Museum at http://birdsofvermont.org or call 802-434-2167.

$8/per person, $25 for a family
Minimum 9 people, Maximum 35

 

Artist Reception for “Borders-illusions that constrain us”

The earth's western hemisphere as seen from space, with the words "Borders: illusions that constrain us | Art, Photography, Poetry | Birds of Vermont Museum" overlaying the planet image
What borders do birds encounter? How do birds’ boundaries connect to human borders? To those of other species? Edges of things—physically, spatially, temporally— raise questions, not least of which is “Is it really there?”
 
Thirty-three artists, photographers, and poets created works to speak to these ideas, and the Museum is pleased to share them with you.
 
Indoors: Visitors are invited to explore the visual and written art at their own pace, to be inspired, to ask questions, and to browse through the book of artists’ statements. [ Note: due to the novel coronavirus, we may be limited to 12 at a time indoors, so please consider coming early ]
 
Outdoors: Meet some of our artists, enjoy cool drinks (non-alcoholic, please bring your own mug/cup), discuss art and conservation, and relax in our pollinator sanctuaries.
 
Included with Museum admission
Open Weds – Sun • 10 – 4
 
Artists, Photographers, Poets:
Alexandra Ottas
Alison Forrest
Alison DeGraff Tombolo
Betty (BJ) Wood Gray
Carol Kiewit Leinwhol
Carol MacDonald & Barbara K. Waters
Carol McDowell
Caroline Siegfried
Chris Selin
Dana Walrath
Deana Allgaier
Diana Dunn
Diana Osborn
Geoffrey Swanson
James Frase-White
Jane Ploughman
Juniper
Kateland Kelly
Katherine (Kate) Guttman
Kelly Bixby
Lily Hinrichsen
Linda & Kerry Hurd
Madara Tropa
Marcia Vogler
Maya F
Meili Stokes
Miriam Adams
Nancy Stone
Nicole Knowlton
Nikolas Kotovich
Prudence
Rebecca Rosenthal
Sharon Radtke
 
Artist Gathering for Borders: Illusions that Constrain Us
 
Art, Photography, Poetry
Special Exhibit • June — October
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road • Huntington, Vermont
 
Background image courtesy of NASA
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/581/earth-by-suomi-npp/
 
 
 

Green Mountain Woodcarvers’ July Meeting and Carve-in

Several woodcarvers carving, painting, and chatting at tables in the workshop at the Birds of Vermont Museum.

The Museum is delighted to host the Green Mountain Wood Carvers (GMWC) May July Carve-In!

The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for “Carve-Ins” at different sites around the state. They also host an annual show and class in Morrisville in August.

At the Carve-In, members will be working on a variety of carving projects.

Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a GMWC member!

** Note, carvers will be meeting in the Treehouse and (weather permitting) on the lawns nearby.

More info at the Green Mountain Wood carvers Website: http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/carvein.html

May Bird Monitoring Walk

Birders in early spring, looking at trees that are not fully leafed out.

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Attend our monthly monitoring walk outdoors on the Museum’s trails in forest and meadow. We share bird-friendly coffee afterwards, indoors at our viewing window.

Most fun for adults, older children. Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Free • Please pre-register by signing up at our EventBrite link, emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org, or calling (802) 434-2167

(Walks start at 7:30 am April – August; 8am September – March)

Photo:Early Birders at the Birds of Vermont Museum

[ CANCELLED due to COVID-19 ] April Bird Monitoring Walk

Photo: Fox Sparrow photographed by Erin Talmage, © 2019 and used by permission.

[CANCELLED due to COVD-19 ]
If you choose to walk our trails or go birding, please stay safe. We will not be offering a guided monitoring walk this month.


All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Attend our monthly monitoring walk outdoors on the Museum’s trails in forest and meadow. We share bird-friendly coffee afterwards, indoors at our viewing window.

Most fun for adults, older children. Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Free

(Walks start at 7:30 am April – August; 8am September – March)

Photo: Fox Sparrow photographed by Erin Talmage, ©copyright  2019 and used by permission.

[CANCELED due to COVID-19] March Bird Monitoring Walk

Bohemian Waxwing in Museum's crab apple tree, by Erin Talmage. Copyright 2016 and used by permission.

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Attend our monthly monitoring walk outdoors on the Museum’s trails in forest and meadow. We share bird-friendly coffee afterwards, indoors at our viewing window.

Most fun for adults, older children. Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Free • Please pre-register by signing up at our EventBrite link, emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org, or calling (802) 434-2167

(Walks start at 7:30 am April – August; 8am September – March)

Photo: Bohemian Waxwing in Museum’s crab apple tree, by Erin Talmage. Copyright 2016 and used by permission.

See it. Sketch it. Bird It.

nature journaling and sketching materials

Learn techniques for observing, describing, sketching, and identifying birds that will immediately help you become a better birder. We use life-like woodcarvings. No prior drawing ability required.

Limited to 12

Contact Library (878-4918) for registration information.

Carving shown is a Red-breasted Nuthatch, carved by Bob Spear.
Books pictured include Sibley’s Field Guide to Birds, Law’s Guide to Drawing Birds, and Johnson’s First Steps: Sketching and Drawing.

 

Potluck Lunch and Board Games

Wingspan game (photo © copyright 2019 Elizabeth Spinney and used by permission)

Have you played Wingspan yet? We want to, too!

Join us for a midday gathering over food and fun.

Bring food to share, and get in touch with a game suggestion if you like! We will have several here already.

(It will not surprise you to read that most of ours are bird-related / bird-friendly..)

Free, donations welcome. • Please pre-register by signing up at our EventBrite link, emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org, or calling (802) 434-2167

February Bird Monitoring Walk

Northern Cardinal female. ©2011 Laura Waterhouse

Join our monthly monitoring walk to record birds on the Museum property. Learn something new, share what you know, or both! We share bird-friendly coffee afterwards, indoors at our viewing window.

All birders (current, experienced, newbie and would-be!) welcome! Most fun for adults, older children. Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Free • Please pre-register by signing up at our EventBrite link, emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org, or calling (802) 434-2167

(Photo: Female Northern Cardinal. Used by permission of the photographer.)