Owl Prowl Wine and Dine
Friday, February 3, 2017
Explore the natural world as we hike the beautiful wooded trails at the VINS Nature Center and prowl for owls. Find out “Hooo’s” out there making raucous noises in the nighttime forest and discover the secret life of New England's nocturnal residents. VINS is delighted to be working with the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm to provide you with an enjoyable evening complete with a delicious 3-course meal to end the evening.
Where: Meet at the VINS Nature Center
5:30pm - 7:00pm.
Hike or snowshoe* the trails of the VINS Nature Center
7:30pm - 9:00pm.
Enjoy a 3-course meal at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm
*Weather permitting, we will explore this wintry world on snowshoes. Please dress warmly, a headlamp is recommended. Please indicate whether you will need to rent snowshoes from the VINS Nature Store for this event. There is an additional $3 fee to rent snowshoes from our store the day of the event.
Non-members $63; Members $58 (Adults 21+ only)
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For more information call 802.359.5000. Reservations and pre-payment required as space is limited. Please register by January 30, 2017. Snowshoes available to rent for additional fee. In partnership with the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm.
View past Outdoor Events for Adults
Nature Walk with Arthur Haines at Old Pepper Place
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Old Pepper Place is a stunning, biologically diverse parcel of land in Washington, VT. The 350-acre old hill farm includes two small fens and offers wonderful views of forested lands, open fields, and the Green Mountains. During this field trip, you will learn about the Reserve’s natural history with a focus on plant life and identification. We will discuss the geology and ecology of the area, look for edible plants, watch for birds, and interpret tracks and other signs of wildlife.
Arthur Haines is a forager, ancestral skills mentor, author, public speaker, and botanical researcher. Arthur now runs the Delta Institute of Natural History in Canton, Maine, where he teaches human ecology, focusing on the values of foraging, wild crafting medicine, and primitive living skills. As a research botanist for the New England Wildflower Society, he recently completed a comprehensive flora of the New England region entitled “Flora Novae Angliae” and has authored over twenty publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, including naming species of plants new to science. Learn more about Arthur Haines.
Evening Kayak Tour with L.L. Bean- Adults
Friday July 8, 2016
Summer is in full swing and it’s time to get out on the water for a paddle. Join VINS naturalists and L.L. Bean kayak instructors for a guided paddle on the serene waters of the Connecticut River. Pick up a few paddling pointers from L.L. Bean’s expert guides and scout the shoreline for the varied birds that call that habitat home. Enjoy a delicious and relaxing outdoor dinner on a private island and then return to our starting point to finish off the evening. VINS is delighted to be working with L.L. Bean to provide you with an enjoyable evening complete with a guided paddle, a delicious meal, and a beautiful evening on the water.
Boats will be provided by L.L. Bean and equipment rental included in the program fee.