Annual Butterfly and Bug Walk

Young Entomologist

Experience Vermont’s butterflies and other insects up close!

Join Vermont Entomological Society naturalists and entomologists for an exploratory stroll on the Birds of Vermont Museum grounds.

Bring binoculars, magnifying glasses, and an insect net if you have one. Pack a lunch if you would like to picnic after the walk. Do bring your water bottle and dress for outdoors.

Registration link coming soon.

Max: 15 people • waitlist available
Masks required when indoors.
(We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions  as we get closer to the date.)

If it is raining on the day of the walk, please call the Museum (802 434-2167) to see if we have rescheduled; probable rain date Sunday, July 10).

Terrific for anyone interested in Vermont’s six-legged creatures.

Free! (Donations welcome)

Check out the Vermont Entomological Society site https://www.vermontinsects.org/ — gorgeous photos and information about the Society.

Moths in the Evening

Brown moth with one dark band across wings.

What’s small, cute, and comes out at night? Moths!*

Join Vermont Entomological Society naturalists and entomologists for a twilight walk to find out what attracts moths, what they do in the wild, and how they differ from butterflies.

Bring magnifying glasses and an insect net if you have one. Do bring your water bottle and dress for outdoors.

Led by Michael Sabourin of VES

Free! (Donations welcome)
Please register in advance:

Max: 10 people • waitlist available
Meet in the parking lot of the Museum.
Masks required when within 6′ of other people.
(We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions  as we get closer to the date.)

If it is raining on the evening of the walk, please call the Museum (802 434-2167) to see if we have rescheduled.

Check out the Vermont Entomological Society site https://www.vermontinsects.org/ — gorgeous photos and information about the Society.

* p.s. Some moths come out in the day and aren’t small. Whether they are cute or not—well—that’s up to you!

Insects of the Day

A stonefly in a glass jar is held toward the camera by a young white man

Which wonderful, weird, and wild insects are out during the day? Explore the museum grounds with James Grant, wildlife photographer.

Bring  magnifying glasses and an insect net if you have one. Do bring your water bottle and dress for outdoors.

Stay after the walk for lemonade in the tree house.

$5 suggested donation
Max: 10 people • waitlist available


Meet in the parking lot of the Museum.
Masks recommended when within 6′ of other people (required indoors)

If it is raining that day, please call the Museum (802 434-2167) to see if we have rescheduled.
(For evening insects, come to our Moth Walk on August 27).

Annual Butterfly and Bug Walk

Young Entomologist

Experience Vermont’s butterflies and other insects up close!

Join Vermont Entomological Society naturalists and entomologists for an exploratory stroll on the Birds of Vermont Museum grounds.

Bring binoculars, magnifying glasses, and an insect net if you have one. Pack a lunch if you would like to picnic after the walk. Do bring your water bottle and dress for outdoors.

Please register in advance:



Max: 10 people • waitlist available
Masks required when within 6′ of other people.
(We will update this listing with any changed COVID-19 precautions  as we get closer to the date.)

If it is raining on the day of the walk, please call the Museum (802 434-2167) to see if we have rescheduled.

Terrific for anyone interested in Vermont’s six-legged creatures.

Free! (Donations welcome)

Check out the Vermont Entomological Society site https://www.vermontinsects.org/ — gorgeous photos and information about the Society.