• Posts tagged with Citizen Science

    Heavy Lifting for the Loons

    Heavy Lifting for the Loons

    The first loon update is here and with it come tales of great strength. From flipping rafts to hauling signs, the loon conservation team has been hard at work preparing for this year’s nesting pairs.

    Field Guide to June 2021

    Field Guide to June 2021

    Most of our avian migrants have returned, and the flush of spring ephemeral wildflowers is beginning to fade. However, new life abounds in June! Find out more in this month’s Field Guide.

    Vermont Town Birding Challenge

    Vermont Town Birding Challenge

    Vermont’s 251 towns offer up a vast array of habitats and birdlife. Recently, Vermont birder Bob Heitzman accomplished his goal of birding in each of Vermont’s 251 towns, a monumental achievement! Learn how focusing your birding efforts at the town level can be rewarding in so many different ways.

    Field Guide to April 2021

    Field Guide to April 2021

    Migrating birds, blooming flowers, and (of course) mud season. April in Vermont is upon us, and spring is here! Find out what’s happening outside in your Field Guide to April.

    When Porcupines Dance

    When Porcupines Dance

    This past winter, Steve Faccio employed game cams to video-record activity at two different porcupine dens to see how frequently, if at all, fishers (and other predators) visited the dens. Read on to find out what he learned and watch the action unfold!

    a bobcat track in snow

    Mammal Big Year: Winter Update

    Mammals are on the move, and Pete Kerby-Miller is tracking them. Find out what they found in this Mammal Big Year Winter Update!

    A Giant Leap Northward for a Butterfly

    A Giant Leap Northward for a Butterfly

    Our study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution this week shows an unusually rapid northward range shift by the Eastern Giant Swallowtail.

    A loon rests comfortably on top of a life preserver in a plastic box with air holes, ready for transport to open water.

    Loon Rescue in January on Maidstone Lake

    On January 28, Eric Hanson received an email about a loon in distress on snow- and ice-covered Maidstone Lake in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Read on for details about this loon rescue, written by VCE volunteers.

    Naturalists Help the Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist Build Biodiversity Big Data in 2020

    Naturalists Help the Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist Build Biodiversity Big Data in 2020

    From the first observation of 2020, a Gray Fox still celebrating the New Year at 4:30 AM, to Great Mullein leaves poking out of the snow shared at twilight on the last day of the year, naturalists added nearly 175,000 biodiversity records to our rapidly growing database of life in Vermont. Read on for highlights from an amazing year!

    Embracing the Community: It’s time to take the “citizen” out of citizen science

    Embracing the Community: It’s time to take the “citizen” out of citizen science

    VCE takes another step toward our commitment to making our organization more inclusive and welcoming.