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June 2019

Bird ID and Habitat Program

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
Learn about forests in Vt

What birds are in our area and what kind of habitats do they enjoy? Find out in the Merck woodlands. Dress appropriately for being in the woods.

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July 2019

Second Saturday Hike with Tree ID

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

On this staff-guided hike of moderate difficulty, participants will learn what trees are growing at Merck Forest and how to identify them using a dichotomous key. The hike will take place even if it's raining, so participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather with sturdy footgear, water and snacks.

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Bats! Bats! Bats!

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$5

Learn about bats with a 45 minute presentation by Alyssa Bennett, Vermont's Fish and Wildlife state bat biologist, then  walk up to farm to observe these spectacular animals perform their nightly acrobatics on the farm.

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August 2019

Second Saturday Guided Hike to Mount Antone

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

This hike is a commitment, as you'll spend approximately four hours on the trail. But the views are worth it. Participants must have appropriate footgear, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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Who Lives on our Farm?

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
horse vermont

Meet our farm residents during Vermont's Open Farm Week: cuddle a chicken, hug a lamb, pet a horse. Learn what makes each animal unique and how we take care of them.

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September 2019

Second Saturday Hike

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.

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October 2019

Who Lives in our Woods?

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Who do you think lives on a wild hillside in Vermont? Come find out!

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Second Saturday Hike

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

This staff-guided hike will be of moderate difficulty and will take place even if it's raining. Participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather with sturdy footwear, water & snacks.

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November 2019

Full Moon Guided Hike

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

This is the month of the full Beaver Moon. Our staff-guided hike will be of moderate difficulty. Participants must dress appropriately for the weather, with sturdy footgear, headlamp or flashlight, water and snacks.

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December 2019

Full 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.

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