• Mallards in fall © K.P. McFarland Mallard ducks on a pond with colorful fall leaves in the background

    Field Guide to September

    One morning, you wake to a nip in the air, and notice subtle changes in the quality of the light. Suddenly, it’s September. There’s a lot going on this time of year, if you know where to look. Discover these natural history tidbits this fall.
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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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    Our scientists publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines.

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    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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