Storytime at the Museum! Join us at 10:30 a.m. on the second Tuesdays of each month (May – October) for stories about birds and more. Stories will be followed by a craft project, music, or nature walk, depending on the topics and weather.
Intended for pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome.
We’re pleased to offer again our Saturday wood carving demonstrations. Stop in (members get unlimited free admission) and find out who’s carving what this week. Ask questions, collect fresh ideas, learn a new technique.
Every Saturday from 1-2, upstairs in the Museum workshop.
Appropriate for all ages.
Free with Museum admission ($6, discounts for children, seniors, members).
A great big shout-out thank you to the volunteers and staff that made our March 5th Painting Party busy, cheerful, and incredibly successful.
We had more than the usual number of volunteers (some even came a day or more early to help prep) , and much more was accomplished. The museum is cleaner and fresher. We went through three and a half gallons of paint, and wow, can we tell! We’ve also taken the opportunity to refresh both what’s on our walls and where we’ve put it, so be sure to come by and admire the results.
All told, we logged over 50 hours of volunteer time. THANK YOU!
We were open last Saturday to celebrate and support the Great Backyard Bird Count. Naturally, we counted birds—and a few others—as well. Our results from that open time follow, and we will have our full count results posted to eBird as well.
Observed on February 19th, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Northern Cardinal (female)
We also observed an Eastern Cottontail and 3 Red Squirrels.
How did your counts go?
Bring your visiting family members to the Museum for an enjoyable outing, from 10 am–4 pm, November 26- 27 (Friday and Saturday). Start (or finish) your holiday shopping in the Museum gift shop. Great discounts!
Fee: Admission (free for members!)
Most fun for: Friends, family, out-of-town visitors, shoppers, carvers, artists, and turkeys. OK, maybe not the turkeys.
We are really looking forward to this coming Saturday’s carving class. David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers will be teaching it, which means a great combination of experience and fun. He’ll provide the cardinal wood blank and eyes; the Museum will offer snacks and coffee. The cardinal can stand alone or become a holiday ornament (as in the picture). There’s still some time to pre-register! Call (802) 434-2167 or email us at email@example.com; you can bring payment to the class or pay by phone. (Aside: do you think we should we enable PayPal?)
If you take this class, please bring your lunch and your own carving tools. Some carving tools may be for sale–let us know when you register. The fee is $25 for Birds of Vermont Museum members / $35 non-members.
Class starts at 9:00am and goes until 4:00pm. Best for older kids and adults, and beginners are welcome.
The weather on October 24th was rain, rain, and then some more rain. And chilly! But 9 intrepid birders traveled the Champlain Valley Basin, checking the skies, fields, and puddles for birds (migrating and otherwise). It was lots of fun and there was a lot of laughter. Thank you, Shirley, for providing us this list! Birds are listed in the order seen.
Black-crowned night heron
American Black Duck
Great Black-backed Gull (not a Black Duck as I’d earlier mis-read the note –Kir)