Field Guide to April

In April the northern forest is laid bare with cold desire. Our long dormant senses awaken. The sweet smell of soil rises to our nose. April leaves none of our senses void. Here’s our guide to some of the joys of April.
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The Vermont Center for Ecostudies advances the conservation of wildlife across the Americas through research, monitoring and citizen engagement.

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VT Atlas of Life

Every Species Counts.

Join us on May 18 as we lead teams across Vermont in search of biodiversity. Your support helps create a better future for wildlife.

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Our scientists publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines. We also produce summaries of our findings for the policy-makers and the general public.

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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Common Green Darner

Move over Monarchs: VCE and colleagues reveal astonishing dragonfly migration

We describe the full life cycle of a common dragonfly, including an astonishing multi-generational migration with some individuals covering more than 1500 miles!
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