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October 2014

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The Public Health Risk for Lyme Disease in a Complex Forest Ecosystem

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Tuesday September 30th at The Learning Collaborative, Dummerston

More information here!

Wild About Books

Saturday, September 27   9:30-11:30Reading Outside

BEEC celebrates its Children’s Literacy Foundation Award by hosting a morning of storytelling and nature activities for children. Each child takes home two new books!  More information here!


Nature Days

Childcare for Teacher-in-Service days and selected holidaysSF balancing

October 13th, November 11th, 24th & 25th

Let your child join us during their days out of school for days of fun as we play and learn in the fields and forests of BEEC.  More information HERE.



Mushroom Foray

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

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.    More info here!

Pollinator Awareness Initiative

bee picture1BEEC is collaborating with Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, Hildene- The Lincoln Family Home, The Nature Museum at Grafton, and One World Conservation Center to form the Pollinator Awareness Initiative.  Our goal is to inform our citizenry about Vermont’s  pollinators, the major threats they face, and our role in conserving their populations and productivity.

The summer series of programs have come to an end.  More programs will begin next spring and you can learn more about pollinators, chemical-free gardening and explore other resources HERE.

Nature Explorers Summer Camp

Heifer HillWe had a fun filled summer exploring the fields, woods, pond and vernal pool of BEEC, finding the magic in nature, developing our naturalist and wilderness skills, and much more!  You can see some photos from the summer HERE.