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Burlington & Winooski, Vermont

Spring 2021

Join Us In Celebration!

The arrival of spring in Northern Vermont is a cause for celebration – perhaps made all the sweeter in 2021 because of all we have been through.  One silver-lining in this challenging year of sheltering in place is that many of us have become more attuned to rhythms of the nature and the diversity of life that surrounds us, even in our more urban settings. The cities of Burlington and Winooski are teaming up with the University of Vermont, and lots of other partners, this spring to celebrate these deepening connections with the more-than-human world through a series of activities and opportunities collectively known as City Nature Celebration

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Help document the diversity of life across the Burlington-Winooski landscape during a four-day bio-blitz (April 30 - May 3)

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Choose from a 1, 3 or 5 mile walk at the Intervale. Led by local naturalists, you can participate in the bioblitz challenge by observing the plants, animals, and insects along the trail. You can also help restore the natural areas by planting ostrich ferns!

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Tune in for three lectures on successive Thursday evenings at 7 PM.  The series will launch on Earth Day, and topics include our area's natural area, pollinators and birds.

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Learn more about how the information collected in iNaturalist will help create a series of nature clocks. These clocks visualize the timing of recurring seasonal events in nature over 12 months.


We're planning more in-person learning opportunities and the City Nature Challenge group has lots of resources for teachers and parents.  

Helping Hands

It takes a whole group of partners to put together a regional event like this. Learn more about the organizations involved in this year's City Nature Celebration.