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SPECTACULAR NATURE DAY

April 29th, 2023

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Join us for a SPECTACULAR day in nature!

April 29th tba am- tba pm at the Intervale Center

ALL ARE WELCOME. Whether you're a regular visitor of the Greater Burlington natural areas or have always wanted to explore, there are plenty of engaging opportunities to participate in!

 

  • City Nature Challenge: a self-guided bioblitz challenge using the iNaturalist app. Observe the species active in our area and see what you can discover! Naturalists will be available for guidance or see our iNaturalist resources

  • Planting events: help regenerate riparian forests by planting young ostrich ferns and caring for newly planted trees along the Winooski. 

  • Sustainable foraging: learn harvesting practices of non-native invasive plants! and utilizing them for paper making and eating!  Japanese Knotweed ice cream, anyone?🍦

  • Tabling: learn about nature and climate action initiatives from our tabling partners such as Burlington Wildways, Grow Wild, and others!

 

Location:

Burlington Intervale at the Intervale center. (180 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401) Registration and walks will begin at the Intervale Center Barn.

PLEASE NOTE: all dogs must remain on-leash.

What to bring: 
  • Water and snacks 

  • Comfortable closed-toed shoes recommended 

(especially if participating in planting or foraging events)

  • Insect repellent 

  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses) 

  • Work gloves if you have them 

  • Cell phone  

(if participating in City Nature Challenge, the iNaturalist app is required)

 
Event Partners:

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, Burlington Wildways, Intervale Center, University of Vermont, City of Winooski, Winooski Valley Park District.

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2021 volunteers harvested invasive garlic mustard, turned into pesto, and ate it on crackers at Spectacular Nature Day! Field naturalists were on site to answer questions and guide visitors as they explore the area.

Photos by Josh Brown

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