K.P. McFarland

Field Guide to July

As the dawn bird chorus now fades from northern forests, summer erupts in the sparkle and drama of insects. Here’s a short guide to some of July’s lesser known natural history.
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© Michael Sargent A banded female Ruby-crowned Kinglet takes a moment to think about life before flying off. Mt. Mansfield, 7 June 2019. © Michael Sargent

VCE's 28th Mansfield Season

The 2019 field season on Mt. Mansfield begins on a quiet, chilly note

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LoonWatch Day - July 20

Every year, LoonWatch volunteers take to the water to count loons on the third Saturday in July. It’s that simple - and the single most effective way for VCE to document breeding loons across Vermont. Love loons? Become a LoonWatcher!