Who’s calling in your woods at night? Discover the amazing abilities of our nocturnal neighbors and find out how they are well adapted to our frigid winters.

imagesowls_calls_175On Sunday, January 19th the Vermont Institute of Natural Science will return for their annual winter visit, bringing along their fantastic raptor educators and a few raptor friends. A fun gathering for all ages, this year’s program will focus on “Owls and Their Calls.”

A nonprofit, environmental education, research and avian rehabilitation organization located in Quechee, Vermont. Right off the Woodstock exit on Route 89 and open year round, it’s a wonderful, family-oriented spot to stretch your legs on the way up to the Mad River Valley. The Center’s 47-acres is home to 17 state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, 4 exhibit space, 2 classrooms, a gift shop and beautiful & educational nature trails.

daily-feeding-times-nov13“VINS’ programs and services engage and instill in people of all backgrounds a desire to care for the wildlife and diverse natural habitats they encounter in their daily lives. We offer relevant environmental education programs for adults, families, and school children; partner with leading conservation organizations to promote environmental science field research; and operate New England’s premier avian wildlife rehabilitation clinic at the VINS Nature Center. VINS has been a leader in environmental education and wildlife conservation and care since 1972. We are known nationally for innovative natural science curricula and education programs for learners of all ages.”

untitledCome up to The Bridges for some free live raptor excitement with “Owls and Their Calls,” Sunday January 19th at 6:30pm for a taste of what VINS has to offer. Learn more about their mission and programs at the VINS website.

 

 

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