• Spring from Mount Peg, Woodstock VT © K.P. McFarland

    Field Guide to June

    Here in Vermont, we dream of June during the darkest winter days. Verdant wooded hillsides glowing brightly under a robin egg sky. Warm afternoon breezes rolling through the valleys as we lounge by the clear waters of a cold river. June is a dream here. Here are a few natural history wonders for the month.
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    Boreal Chickadee © Charles Gangas

    Updated for 2020: State of the Mountain Birds Report

    In this evolving report, we try to answer one seemingly simple question: What is the state of the mountain bird species of the northeastern United States?
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    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 since in the state since 1976.
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