Full Moon (Evening) Hike 1/17

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

The moon will be rising in the east tonight, and hopefully skies will be clear! Join us for a guided moon-lit hike on our trails on a wintery evening. Meet up at the Visitor Center at our main campus, at 3270 Route 315, in Rupert, on Monday, January 17. The hike will run from 5:30p …

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$10

Tracking Hike for Amateur Naturalists

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

This tracking workshop is geared toward amateur naturalists who want to learn about the wildlife that is active during winter. We'll meet up at the Visitor Center at 10:00am for a 2 hour exploration of our trails. Be sure to dress in layers, with warm footwear. Snowshoes or Microspikes are recommended, depending on trail conditions. …

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$10

Family Owl Workshop

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Kids (ages 5 and up) will learn about owls and their special adaptations through hands-on exploration: we'll start indoors with a short story about owl life, then we'll hike through the woods to listen for owls calling. Then we'll warm up inside, talk about what makes an owl an owl. Meet up at the Visitor Center …

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$10

Full Moon (Evening) Hike 2/16

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

The moon will be rising in the east tonight, and hopefully skies will be clear! Join us for a guided moon-lit hike on our trails on a wintery evening. Meet up at the Visitor Center. The hike will run from 5:30p until 7:00p. Bring a headlamp and dress warmly, with proper footwear, including Microspikes or …

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$10

Spring Awakening: Vernal Pools and Spring Phenology

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Come along with us as we investigate phenology and  the arrival of spring in the water and woods at Merck Forest. We'll learn about, explore, and use iNaturalist and nature journaling to document spring flora and fauna during this interactive program. Meet at the Visitor Center on Saturday, April 9th; $10 per person. Space is limited …

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$10

Meet the Lambs

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Green grass and gamboling lambs are abundant, and you're invited to come and visit our newest farm members, with plenty of activities for the family. Join us as we celebrate the new season. $3pp requested donation at the door. More details available soon -- check back periodically.

$3
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Meet & Feed Sundays

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Bring your family to join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. Admission is $5 per person (except babes in arms); due to the low cost of the program, refunds are not available, unless event …

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$5

Ecology Open House & BioBlitz

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Summer is in full gear, and the wildlife is abundant! Come and explore our woods, pastures and pond. Help inventory our biodiversity through our BioBlitz, and explore what creatures make Merck Forest their home. $3pp requested donation at the door. More details available soon -- check back periodically.  

$3

Harvest Festival

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

With the growing season winding down, we'll bid goodbye to summer and welcome autumn. As apples ripen and maple trees don their brilliant colors, we'll have activities for the whole family as we celebrate the harvest. $3pp requested donation at the door. More details available soon -- check back periodically.

$3