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Audubon Vermont - Tracking, Turtles, and Knotweed

posted at 5:05 pm Wed Sep 19th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)



Audubon Vermont

Fall Wildlife Tracking

Fall Wildlife Tracking: In Search of Moose, Black Bear, Bobcats and Birds
Sunday, October 7
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Meeting place: Richmond Park and Ride; carpool to Wolfrun in Jericho
Pre-registration is required: 434-3068

Focus on autumnal signs of wildlife while enjoying the brilliant fall foliage of Wolfrun’s wetlands and hardwoods.  Moose rubs and rut holes will be evident as we attempt to “call in” a moose.  We’ll search for signs of black bear and bobcat, listen for resident birds, and learn how to quickly assess forest bird habitat.  Sue Morse of Keeping Track and Steve Hagenbuch of Audubon Vermont will lead this full day of wildlife tracking and habitat interpretation at Wolfrun in Jericho.  Hiking will be moderate, on and off trails, and over rocky terrain.

We've also added three new programs to our Fall Calendar.  Read on for more details.

See you soon at Audubon!
Gwendolyn Causer

Horray for Habitats!

Hooray for Habitats!
Preschool Program
Thursday, September 20
10 -11 a.m.

What is your favorite habitat?  Find out as we take a closer look at our swamp, forest and meadow!  All animals and plants need a place to live and we’ll find out why they aren’t all in the same spot.  Variety is the key to a healthy ecosystem and the Audubon Center has so much to offer.  Come see for yourself!

Spider Safari

Family Spider Safari
Saturday, October 13
10 a.m. - noon

Some say that there is always a spider within a few feet of you.  Join us at the Audubon Center as we delve into the lives of these amazing arachnids. 

mushroom slide lecture

Wild Mushrooms: Forager's Dream and Potential Pitfalls
Friday, September 28
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Meeting Place:
Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge Street, Richmond, VT

Join mycologist and mushrooming author, Greg Marley at the Richmond Free Library for a visual feast of the common mushrooms of fall.


Japanese Knotweed Workshop
Sunday, September 23
3 - 5 p.m.

Location: Meet at Sugarhouse Parking Area
Contact:  Cindy Sprague

Please join us for a free workshop led by Brian Colleran, Japanese Knotweed Program Coordinator for the State of Vermont. 

  • Learn how to identify this non-native invasive plant.
  • See examples of how it has spread downstream as a result of the flooding by Hurricane Irene.
  • Discover how it leads to stream bank instability.
  • Learn why it is a concern to both environmentalists as well as homeowners.
  • Find out the best methods of control.

Feel free to bring a shovel and/or trowel if you would like to help dig up the new growth.  This is optional – it is primarily an education session.

Turtle Day

Spiny Softshell Turtle - Nesting Beach Work Day
Saturday, October 13
10 a.m.
start time
Location: Start at North Hero State Park (NHSP)
Contact: Eric Lazarus, 658-8505 or

Join Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist, Steve Parren, and others for an enjoyable and satisfying workday, as we pull up plant growth on some rare stretches of Spiny Softshell nesting beach at NHSP and Swanton preparing for the turtle egg-laying season next June. 

Dead Creek

Dead Creek Wildlife Day
Saturday, October 6
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area,
Route 17W, Addison, VT

Come for a day filled with family fun, including:

  • Audubon Vermont's Grassland Initiative Presentation (11 a.m.)
  • Bird Banding Demonstration
  • Blue Bird Box Building
  • Hunting Dog Handling
  • Decoy Carving





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