• August in Vermont / © K.P. McFarland

    Field Guide to August

    There's still plenty of summer to enjoy here in Vermont and points north. In this edition of VCE’s monthly field guide, we’ll celebrate a few audacious summer insects and also alert you to animals on the move.
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    Juvenile Northern Saw-whet Owls © Michael Sargent

    Mt. Mansfield Update: Owls, Cones, and Crossbills

    Catch up on bird-banding news from week seven on the Mt. Mansfield ridge line, including amazing photos from the field.
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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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