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    A Field Guide to November

    As leaves continue to fall and the first flakes begin to fly, the oncoming cold weather seems to bring nature to a standstill. On the contrary, there remains a lot to be discovered in Vermont during this transitional period.
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    Lakes & Ponds


    VT Atlas of Life

    © Kate Buckman Spotted Salamander © Kate Buckman

    Poison in the Pools: Mercury in Vernal Pool Amphibians

    VCE's groundbreaking investigation of mercury levels in vernal pool food webs has been published in the journal Ecotoxicology.

    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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    Melonworm Moth (left), Hermit Sphinx (right)

    New Moth Species Discovered in Vermont

    Citizen scientists have done it again! Two new moth species never before recorded in Vermont were identified on Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist this fall.
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