• Stark, a radio collared male bear © K.P. McFarland

    Field Guide to November

    With November comes a stronger nip to the morning air as wildlife prepares for their winter stay. November also hails Vermont's winter migrants, arriving just in time to catch the first flakes.
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    Lakes & Ponds


    VT Atlas of Life

    Western Palm Warbler © Michael Sargent Western Palm Warbler

    Mansfield Wrap-up: Bountiful Migrants and a Venerable Thrush

    VCE’s 2020 wrap-up banding session on Mt. Mansfield yielded an impressive diversity of birds, including our first-ever Western Palm Warbler and a truly venerable 10 year-old Bicknell’s Thrush.
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    Scientific Results

    Our scientists publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines.

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    Citizen scientists of all interests and abilities join us in our research, monitoring, and conservation work.

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    Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

    VCE Blog

    News and observations about wildlife and wild places directly from VCE biologists at work in the field or in the office.

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    Four-spotted Spurleg Lady Beetle © Spencer Hardy

    Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas Finds Lost Species

    VCE's weekend-long Vermont Backyard Lady Beetle Blitz in mid-May paid off with the discovery of a species not seen in the state since 1976.
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