January Bird Monitoring Walk

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.

Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars and dress for the 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: Blue Jay outside our office window. Used by permission of the photographer.)

December Bird Monitoring Walk

Photo of Northern Cardinal (male)

Join fellow birders (and would-be birders) on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum’s property.

We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars and dress for the weather.

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

November Bird Monitoring Walk

Blac-capped chickadee on stump

Join fellow birders (and would-be birders) on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum’s property.

We go out the last Saturday of every month.

Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars and dress for the weather.

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

See it. Sketch it. Bird It.

Person seated in camp chair own a lawn near blooing flowers, drawing or writing on large pad pof paper.

Enjoy an interactive program using bird carvings and other items to teach techniques for observing and identifying birds.

Especially recommended for those who want to become better birders or who are interested in art.

Register by contacting the Russell Memorial Library in Monkton: call (802) 453-4471 or email russellmemlibrary@gmail.com

Schedule-Your-Visit season starts

The nesting gallery inside the Museum

RETURN to WINTER HOURS

On Nov 1, the Museum switches to winter hours: “Open By Appointment”.

As we switch to doing more behind-the-scenes and offsite programs for November through April, we ask you to please call ahead to schedule your visit.

We return to daily drop-in-we’re-open hours on May 1st. Individuals, families, and groups are all welcome at all times of year. Regular admission applies. (Free for members!)

Science, Art, and Comics with Rosemary Mosco

Event: Science, Art, and Comics with Rosemary Mosco

Join cartoonist and science communicator Rosemary Mosco for a one-hour workshop at the Birds of Vermont Museum. Combine science, art and humor to create a comic of your own. She’ll tell us how!

Rosemary will stay a little while after the program to sign books and talk to the participants.
Follow her work on twitter @RosemaryMosco or at https://www.BirdandMoon.com

$40 ($35 for Museum members)
Pre-registration required –email museum@birdsofvermont.org or call us at 802-434-2167

You can also sign up at EventBrite  ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-art-and-comics-with-rosemary-mosco-tickets-74626236081 )

or on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/events/863859234000615/ )

Perfect for adults and older kids

Excerpt from “Redtail Blues” copyright Rosemary Mosco and used by permission.

Green Mountain Woodcarvers October Carve-In

What you need to get started carving: woodcarving tools (gauges and knife shown), protective glove, template or wood blank (bird-shaped blank pictured). And a water bottle, because it's important to stay hydrated.

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

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 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 Museum or GMWC member!

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

They are on Facebook too, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/486055891784569/

Nature Printing with Coleen O’Connell

Nature Printing by COleen O'Connell

What can you print from a fern, a leaf, a fish? Explore shapes and silhouettes of the natural world with printmaker Coleen O’Connell, and learn techniques of natural printing art.

$50 (Museum member price: $40)
Pre-registration required

Register soon! Only 8 spaces left!
Best for adults

More about Coleen:

Coleen O’Connell

New “It’s a Bird’s Life” talks starting soon

White-breasted Nuthatch on suet
White-breasted Nuthatch

Starting Wednesday, January 23, we’ll host the new six-week It’s a Bird’s Life series. Sponsored by a local Community Senior Center and the Birds of Vermont Museum, meet on six consecutive Wednesdays at 1:30 at the Birds of Vermont Museum, and learn more about specific Vermont birds—as well as two sessions connecting coffee and maple to birds!

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