• © Kent McFarland

    Join the Second Vermont Butterfly Atlas

    Twenty years ago, hundreds of community scientists joined us for the first Vermont Butterfly Atlas, heralding a new era for butterfly conservation. Now, with your help, we have the rare opportunity to understand long-term trends in butterfly populations across the state and help conserve them.
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    The Vermont Center for Ecostudies unites people and science for conservation.




    Lakes & Ponds


    VT Atlas of Life

    West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis) © Kent McFarland

    Join a VAL Mission

    Naturalists of all ages and abilities from around the Green Mountain State are helping us monitor Vermont life. The VAL missions are short and easy projects for just about anyone to join and contribute observations for science and conservation. Pick one or several, and join the community!
    Find out how to participate

    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!

    Check it out
    Six-spotted Tiger Beetle © Bryan Pfeiffer

    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.
    Visit our event schedule.