• © Lee Cordner

    LoonWatch 2024

    Over the years, our dedicated community of loon professionals and enthusiasts has made much of our work possible. From long days paddling lakes and placing rafts to countless rescues and rehabilitation efforts, your support of VCE's loon research and monitoring has helped Vermont's loons to thrive. It's time again for one of our most special volunteer events: VCE's annual LoonWatch (July 20). Will you join us?
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    The Vermont Center for Ecostudies unites people and science for conservation.




    Lakes & Ponds


    VT Atlas of Life

    © Kent McFarland

    Join the Second Vermont Butterfly Atlas

    The Vermont Butterfly Atlas is a five-year survey completed every 20 years to document the abundance, distribution, and conservation status of butterflies across Vermont with the help of volunteer community scientists. We need volunteers like you to adopt atlas blocks to survey butterflies during the atlas thoroughly.
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    Scientific Results

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

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    Get Involved

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

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    Bee Survey

    Vermont has more than 300 species of wild bees. Since 2019, the Vermont Bee Survey has been exploring the Green Mountain State for bees. Join us!

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    Upcoming Events

    Are you curious about vernal pools, wondering what it takes to manage meadows for grassland nesting birds, or eager to learn how climate change is affecting montane birds? These are just a few topics that VCE staff and guest speakers cover in both virtual and in-person events.
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