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November 2018

GUIDED HIKES: Full Beaver Moon

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Join us on a staff-guided hike in the evening landscape. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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December 2018

FOREST MAKERS: Wreath-Making (Morning or Afternoon)

December 1
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$25

Gather up friends and/or family and kick off the holiday season with our popular Wreath-Making Workshop. On Saturday, December 1st, Chris Hubbard will conduct wreath-making classes from 10am to noon, and again from 1 to 3pm; choose whichever session suits your schedule. Wreathes are created on 14-inch frames; finished dimensions are limited only by your creativity. Ribbons, evergreens boughs, other natural materials and tools will be furnished, but you are encouraged to bring along your own decorations to personalize your…

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Guided Hike: Full Cold Moon

December 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$5

Join us on a staff-guided hike in the evening landscape to view the full Cold Moon. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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January 2019

GUIDED HIKE: Full Wolf Moon

January 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Join us on a staff-guided hike in the evening landscape to view the full Wolf Moon. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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GUIDED HIKES: Animal Tracking Workshop

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

We'll hike out into the snowfields and woods in search of ... whatever has come before! Participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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February 2019

FOREST MAKERS: Soap Felting Workshop

February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$30

Just in time for Valentine's Day!   Our Soap Felting Workshop is offered Saturday, February 9, from 1pm to 3. Attendees will felt three bars of Kirk's 100% Pure Coconut Castile soap, scented or unscented, using natural-colored wool with natural- and brightly-colored wool and silk. One of these handmade scrubbies (or the set of three) would be a luxurious -- and personal -- gift for a loved one. Fee ($30/person) includes materials. Pre-registration is suggested: call 802-394-7836 to reserve your place in the class.

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GUIDED HIKE: Full Snow Moon

February 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Join us on a staff-guided hike in the evening landscape to view the full Snow Moon. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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GUIDED WALK: Owl Presentation and Walk

February 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Whooo's looking for company in our late winter landscape? Well, the Barred owls are, the Great Horned owls, and whooo knows whooo else. If we're lucky we'll be able to listen in on the conversation of one or another feathered couple. We'll start in the Visitor Center with a presentation featuring owls native to the Northeast, then we'll hike out in hopes of finding some courting couples. Participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5…

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