• Canadian Tiger Swallowtail © K.P. McFarland

    Field Guide to June 2021

    Most of our avian migrants have returned, and the flush of spring ephemeral wildflowers is beginning to fade. However, new life abounds in June! Find out more in this month's Field Guide.
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    West Virginia White butterflies © K.P. McFarland

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    Hermit Thrush release © Michael Sargent

    Blackpolls Abound as VCE Launches Year #30 on Mt. Mansfield

    VCE’s first 2021 foray to Mt. Mansfield marks our 30th year of monitoring the ridgeline’s montane forest breeding birds. Read about what we found and see stunning photos from the day on the VCE blog.
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