• Frosty forest - Pico, VT © K.P. McFarland

    Field Guide to February

    Even though there's lots more winter ahead, February heralds hints of spring around the corner. From Star-nosed Moles to returning Red-winged Blackbirds, this month's field guide to wildlife around you is sure to keep your spirits high, no matter what that sleepy woodchuck predicted.
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    VT Atlas of Life

    Red Trillium © K.P. McFarland

    Naturalists Help Build Biodiversity Big Data in 2020

    Naturalists added nearly 175,000 biodiversity records to our rapidly growing database of life in Vermont. What an amazing year!
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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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