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May 2020

Early Morning Bird Walk 5/9

May 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Join conservation manager Tim Duclos on an early morning walk to document incoming migratory birds. Wear sturdy footgear and bring water and snacks.   Register HERE for the 5/9 bird walk.

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Migratory Bird Ecology 101

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

The birds are starting to arrive or move through as they migrate North. Why do birds migrate and what challenges does migration present? Conservation manager Tim Duclos will give a presentation on the phenomenon of avian migration. There's a lot more to it than you might think ... come on up the hill to learn more about it. Click HERE to register for Migratory Bird Ecology 101.

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Second Saturday Hike: Will We Find Spring Ephemerals?

May 9 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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June 2020

Early Morning Bird Walk 6/13

June 13 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
Learn about forests in Vt

Join Tim Duclos on an early morning walk to document incoming migratory birds. Dress for the weather with sturdy hiking footwear, and bring water and snacks.   Register for the bird walk HERE.

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Second Saturday Hike 6/13

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
vermont hiking trail

It's sure to be a lovely day for a moderate guided hike through Merck Forest's landscape. Bring water and snacks.   Register HERE for the Second Saturday Hike.

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