• © Spencer Hardy

    Biothon: Wings Over Vermont

    As southerly winds usher migrating dragonflies toward Vermont and courting woodcocks spiral in the evening sky, VCE is gearing up for our own spring endeavor, Biothon: Wings Over Vermont!
    Learn how to participate in this annual fundraiser.

    The Vermont Center for Ecostudies unites people and science for conservation.




    Lakes & Ponds


    VT Atlas of Life

    Parenthesis Lady Beetle (Hippodamia parenthesis) © Kent McFarland

    Attend the Biodiversity Jamboree!

    Celebrate birds, bugs, plants, pollinators, and all the other creatures that call Vermont “home” in this summer nature festival. North Branch Nature Center and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies are co-presenting this day full of field outings, nature exhibits, kids' activities, live songbirds and raptors, music, food, art, and more! The afternoon will feature a keynote presentation by Doug Tallamy, Author of Nature's Best Hope.
    Learn more and buy tickets on NBNC's website.

    Scientific Results

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

    Read Our Publications

    Get Involved

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

    Get Involved

    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.