Wednesday, June 6, 7–8:30 p.m. & Saturday, June 9, 6 a.m.–4 p.m.
Montshire Museum of Science and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) are partnering to offer a two-part birding course. The course begins with an evening lecture on Wednesday to learn about the alpine ecosystem and expected bird sightings. Saturday, we depart from the Montshire for an all day field trip to Mt. Mansfield, Vermont, led by VCE researcher and director Chris Rimmer. We’ll study the “island” ecology of New England’s boreal mountaintops and have a chance to visit VCE’s research site where ongoing research on the Bicknell Thrush takes place.
Transportation from the Montshire to Mt. Mansfield is provided. Participants should be able to walk ½ mile on uneven ground. Minimum enrollment 10, maximum 15.
Location: Mt. Mansfield, VT
Montshire members: $130 Non-members: $150
Pre-Registration Required: https://www.formstack.com/forms/mms-mountaintop_birding_and_conservation_june_2012