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August 2014

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Forest Ferns

Sunday August 17, 2:30 p.m. at BEECAthyrium_thelypteroidesFULL

Free (donations welcome)

Ferns were among the first plants to solve the challenges of terrestrial life. Join Patti Smith for a look at how they’ve done it.  More info here!

Mushroom Forays

Sunday, August 10, 3 pm  &  Sunday, September 14, 2 – 4:30

Meet at the public boat launch at South Pond in MarlboroBoletus_edulis(tfl-s188-21)

Free (donations welcome)

Late summer/early autumn is a good time for finding fungi, including such edibles as lobster mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, hen of the woods (maitake), black trumpets, and hedgehog mushrooms. Justin Garner will be our guide as we explore the woods in quest of mushrooms.  More info here!

Night Singing Insects, PARTS I & II

Saturday August 9th   &   Saturday September 6th    ~    7 p.m.  at BEEC

Free (donations welcome)  Katydid

As summer wanes, the calls of insects replace the songs of frogs and birds. BEEC naturalist Patti Smith has will introduce you to the many musical insects of summer nights.  These two nights, a month apart, are likely to feature different insects. Come to one or both.  More info here!

Pollinator Awareness Initiative

bee picture1A series of pollinator programs are being offered by BEEC, Southern Vermont Natural History Museum and Hildene.

Join us at BEEC:

Satuday June 14, 10am: Pollinators and Their Homes

Sunday June 22, 1pm: Pollinator Garden Design

Saturday July 19, 12pm: Investigating Local Pollinators

Click here for more information about the above programs and to see the other programs offered at the Museum and Hildene.

Nature Explorers Summer Camp

Heifer HillWe’re looking forward to a fun filled summer exploring the fields, woods, pond and vernal pool of BEEC, finding the magic in nature, learning how to use map and compass, developing our naturalist and wilderness skills, and much more!

Click here for more information and to register!


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