Ecology Open House & BioBlitz

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for a summer celebration of ecology at MFFC! Explore the various ecosystems we have within a half-mile of our farm, and, in the spirit of a Bioblitz, learn how you, too, can become a citizen scientist and contribute to an evergrowing bank of knowledge. The day will include ecology-focused activities for the whole …

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$3

Mushroom Workshop for Kids

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

A walk and search for families with kids. Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in. Due to the low cost of the program, refunds are not available, unless event is cancelled by MFFC. Register your family members HERE.

$10

Mushroom ID for Adults

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

An adult workshop focusing on identifying mushrooms. Participants gain responsible foraging skills as they learn to identify a variety of fungi, including edible and non-edible fungi. Mycologist and Board President Sue VanHook will be bringing mushrooms in to be ID'ed, but participants are encouraged to forage and bring in their own mushrooms as well. Due to …

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$10

Mushroom Workshop for Kids

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

A walk and search for families with kids. Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in. Due to the low cost of the program, refunds are not available, unless event is cancelled by MFFC. Register your family members HERE.

$10

Mushroom ID for Adults

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

An adult workshop focusing on identifying mushrooms. Participants gain responsible foraging skills as they learn to identify a variety of fungi, including edible and non-edible fungi. Mycologist and Board President Sue VanHook will be bringing mushrooms in to be ID'ed, but participants are encouraged to forage and bring in their own mushrooms as well. Due to …

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$10

Pollinators: Monarch Monitoring Network Tagging

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us as we investigate the pollinators of Merck Forest, exploring some of the habitats and hangouts of these critical critters. We'll try our hands at catching and tagging monarch butterflies, and search for and observe other pollinators at work. $10pp. Register HERE.

$10

Fairy House Workshop (Outside)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Come spend some time in the woods creatively constructing tiny homes and structures with natural materials. From a mix of provided building materials and items foraged from the forest floor, we'll imagine, build our own structures, and learn about the other tiny animal architects that live at Merck Forest. Children must be accompanied by at …

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$10