May 2024 events

5 people (seen from back) birding with binoculars in a ferny clearing in a spring forest

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 (https://birdsofvermont.org/membership/).

=== MAY EVENTS ===

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Early Birders Morning Walk

Two people stand on a footbridge looking through binoculars; one is pointing at something out of frame. Trees with spring foliage can be seen behind them.

Early summer 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. Pat Phillips will lead this week’s walk.

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

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-june-30-6-30-2024 or call the museum at +1 802-434-2167

Max: 12 people • waitlist available if walk fills

 

Early Birders Morning Walk

small songbird seen from underneath

Early summer 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. Mae Mayville will lead this week’s walk.

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

Register at  https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-june-23-6-23-2024 or call the museum at 802-434-2167.

Max: 12 people • waitlist available if walk fills

This typical view of a warbler is copyright © E. Talmage and used with permission.

Early Birders Morning Walk

Museum members on a bird walk

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.

Suggested donation: $10-$15

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-5-12-2024 or call 802 434-2167.

Max: 12 people • waitlist available

5 people (seen from back) birding with binoculars in a ferny clearing in a spring forest

Early Birders Morning Walk

chestnut sided warbler by Erin Talmage

Late 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. This week, board members Mae and Bill Mayville lead the walk.

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

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-june-16-6-16-2024 or call the museum at 802 433-2167

Max: 12 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Image of Chestnut-side Warbler copyright © E. Talmage and used with permission.

Early Birders Morning Walk

Black-throated Blue Warbler seen from back: a small bird with a black face mask, a blue hood and shoulders, gray wings, blue tail. (The wings could appear blue in other lighting conditions.) The bird is on a small maple branch, with two green leaves visible behind the bird's head and a dark (shadowed) background.

Late 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. Today’s walk is led by Hans Nedde.

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

Registration link coming soon, or call the museum.

Max: 12 people • waitlist available if walk fills

 

Early Birders Morning Walk

American Redstart male from below: an orange, white and black songbird with a white belly, seen from below while perched on small tree branches. Seen from below against a bright blue sky.

Late 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. Today’s walk will be led by Pat Phillips.

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

Registration link coming soon.  Or call the museum.

Max: 12 people • waitlist available if walk fills

Two people stand on a footbridge looking through binoculars; one is pointing at something out of frame. Trees with spring foliage can be seen behind them.

Photos by E. Talmage and used by permission.

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.

Most fun for adults, older children. Please bring your own binoculars, dress for weather. Tick repellent and water bottles are recommended.

Free, suggested donation $10 – $15

Max: 12 people

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/may-bird-monitoring-walk-5-25-2024 or call 802 434-2167.

We go out the last Saturday of every month. Walks start at 7:30 am April – August; 8am September – March.

Green Mountain Woodcarvers May 2024 Carve-In

Hands of older, light-skinned person. The left hand is wearing a Kevlar carving glove and holding a partially-carved piece of wood. The right hand is holding a carving knife and is carving the wood.

Stop in to watch a wood carver 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!

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

 

Early Birders Morning Walk

Photo of Catbird surrounded by green foliage. copyright J. Comeau and used by permission.

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. Today’s walk will be led by Rebecca Waterman.

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

Register at https://sevendaystickets.com/events/early-birders-morning-walk-5-26-2024 or call 802 434-2167.

Max: 12 people

4 people (seen from back) birding with binoculars in a ferny clearing in a spring forest

The photo of the catbird is copyright (c) J. Comeau and used by permission.