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December 2019

Full Cold Moon Hike

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

This staff-guided hike will be of moderate difficulty. Participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather -- keep in mind that it's not called the "Cold Moon" for nothing! Have sturdy footgear, micro-spikes and a headlamp or flashlight.   Please register for the hike here.

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January 2020

Full Wolf Moon Hike

January 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5.00
wolf moon

A moderate hike (or snowshoe -- depending upon snow cover) on moonlit trails. Dress for the cold and have sturdy footgear, micro-spikes/snowshoes, water & snacks, and a headlamp or flashlight. $5pp.   Register for the Full Wolf Moon Hike HERE.

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Tracking Workshop

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5.00
tracking animals vermont

We'll hike across snowfields and into the woods to find … whatever has come before. Held weather-permitting. Dress for the cold and have sturdy footgear, micro-spikes/snowshoes, water & snacks. $5pp.   Register for the Tracking Workshop HERE.

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February 2020

Full Snow Moon Hike

February 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
snow moon VT

2/8/2020. Staff-guided hike/snowshoe (snow-cover-dependent) across the winter landscape. If the sky is clear, the trails will be moon-lit, and the evening air cold so dress warmly! The snow conditions will dictate whether this is a micro-spike- or a snowshoe hike: bring both if you have 'em, as well as water, snacks and a headlamp/flashlight. $5pp. Register for the Full Snow Moon Hike HERE.

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Owl Presentation & Hike

February 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

2/22/20.  We'll start the evening with a presentation about the owls found in our region and then we'll hike out to find some of these magnificent raptors. Dress warmly, with layers, and be ready to do some hiking. $5pp. Register For the Owl Hike HERE.

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March 2020

Full Worm Moon Hike

March 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
hikes in VT

3/14/2020. Full Worm Moon Hike. The earth is stirring beneath our feet at this time of year, but there might still be enough snow to snowshoe. This will be a  moderate staff-guided hike over (potentially) moonlit trails. Dress for any weather contingency, and bring water and snacks. $5pp. Register for the Full Worm Moon hike HERE.

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April 2020

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep: Farm Program for Children

April 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$10
animal products

4/4/20, 1pm - 3pm Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Bring your children to meet our fleecy flock -- and to create felt using wool from our sheep. Children must be accompanied by an adult companion. Admission: $10 per child.   Registration is limited, so sign up early HERE.

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May 2020

Second Saturday Hike: Spring Ephemeral Sightings??

May 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
VT spring flowers

Spring ephemerals may be in bloom! This staff-guided hike will be of moderate difficulty and will take place even if it’s raining. Participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather with sturdy footgear, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; Fee: $5 per person.   Register for the Second Saturday Hike HERE.

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Meet the Lambs

May 16, 2020
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$3
animal farm vermont

Time: TBD. Have your little lambs meet our little lambs: this is a popular event with the wee folk who are just learning about farm animals and prefer them pint-sized. This family-friendly event features our new lambs, but there will be plenty of other activities for children, including pond explorations and horse-drawn wagon rides.  Suggested Donation: $3pp.

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