Friends of Missisquoi Calendar

May
19
Sat
Art on the Refuge @ Missisquoi Refuge Visitor Center
May 19 – Jul 20 all-day

2018 ART EXHIBIT

The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate the 25th anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.  Now known as World Bird Day, the 2018 theme is celebrating the Year of the Bird, the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  The Friends of Missisquoi will be hosting the annual art show, which kicks off during the Open House.

Medium:   any two dimensional medium– oil, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, pastels, photographs or fabric-related and able to hang.

Subjects:

  • Paintings/drawings/etc.: Subjects may be birds* or anything related to what might be found in a landscape that helps birds in their migration, breeding, etc. such as at the Refuge– lake, river, marsh, forest, wildlife, insects, wildflowers/plants, fields, etc., and interpretations of any of these.
  • Photographs: preference for photos taken on Refuge, but may be from other sites that are local breeding, wintering, or stopover areas for birds* found in the Refuge.

Artwork can also be viewed and purchased during normal refuge office hours through July 20th, 2018, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

 

Artists who wish to enter works in the exhibit can Download a 2018 Art Exhibit Registration Form

Click here to download the Refuge Birds pamphlet, or here for a printable list of birds commonly found on the Refuge.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Carol Yarnell: 802-324-6939; or artshow@friendsofmissisquoi.org

Jun
2
Sat
Kids Fishing Clinic @ Louies Landing
Jun 2 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The annual Kids Fishing Clinic will take place along the Mac’s Bend Road from Louie’s Landing parking lot down to the Mac’s Bend boat launch site, a distance of about 1 mile.  Fishing will occur along the banks of the Missisquoi River.  Numerous educational and informational venues will be operating near the Macs Bend Building while the fishing is on-going.  These include fly casting, fly tying, spincasting, watershed models and demonstrations, a fish ID aquarium, lure making, and an aquatic invasive species display.  Children are encouraged to participate in these activities at some time while they are fishing.  A light lunch will be served, and a limited number of random drawing prizes will be given away at the end of the event.

Please call 802-868-4781 to register for this popular annual event.

Jun
9
Sat
Birding at Eagle Point @ Eagle Point Unit, Derby VT
Jun 9 @ 8:00 AM
Join the Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge Inc. along with the Memphremagog Watershed Association for a morning of birding and exploration at the Eagle Point Unit.
 
Eagle Point, a 420 acre tract of property on the shore of Lake Memphramegog near the town of Newport, became part of the Missisquoi NWR in 2010. The Eagle Point property consists of a mix of upland and wetland habitats including northern hardwood forest, hemlock seepage forest, managed grassland, and a diverse wetland complex formed around Hall’s Creek.
 
Note: there are no facilities on the property.
 
This walk will be led by Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti.
 
• From East Main Street in Newport (VT5) turn left on Sias Avenue (heading north) – .6miles
• Sias Avenue turns into Darling Hill Road – 1.6mi
• Continue straight on North Derby Road – 2.1mi
• At the end, make a left onto Eagle Point Farm Road (T-17) and follow to Eagle Point WMA – 1.4 mi
Jun
16
Sat
Monthly Birding Walk @ Old Railroad Passage Trail
Jun 16 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Railroad Trail!

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.  Dress for weather conditions.

Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about a mile past the refuge Visitor Center and across the road from the Stephen Young Marsh.

Hope to see you there!

Jul
11
Wed
Directors Meeting @ Refuge Visitor Center
Jul 11 @ 6:30 PM

Bi-Monthly board meeting of the Friends’ Board of Directors.

Members are always welcome to attend.  Find out what the board is doing and bring your ideas!

 

Jul
21
Sat
Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk @ Maquam / Black Creek Trails
Jul 21 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Maquam/Black Creek Trail on Saturday January 20th from 8 AM until 10 AM.

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.

Meet at the parking lot on Rte 78, about 2-1/2 miles west of Swanton Village.

After 92 months of walks we have observed 150 species.  Hope to see you there!

Sep
12
Wed
Directors Meeting @ Refuge Visitor Center
Sep 12 @ 6:30 PM

Bi-Monthly board meeting of the Friends’ Board of Directors.

Members are always welcome to attend.  Find out what the board is doing and bring your ideas!

 

Sep
15
Sat
Monthly Birding Walk @ Stephen Young Marsh Trail
Sep 15 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Stephen Young Marsh Trail!

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.

Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about a mile past the refuge Visitor Center and across the road from the marsh.

Hope to see you there!

Oct
20
Sat
Monthly Birding Walk @ Old Railroad Passage Trail
Oct 20 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Railroad Trail!

The purpose of these monthly walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations.  Observations will be entered into the Vermont eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.  These walks are appropriate for birders of all skill levels and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about birds throughout the seasons.  The walks are available for all skill levels. Binoculars and a bird field guide are helpful.  Dress for weather conditions.

Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about a mile past the refuge Visitor Center and across the road from the Stephen Young Marsh.

Hope to see you there!

Nov
14
Wed
Directors Meeting @ Refuge Visitor Center
Nov 14 @ 6:30 PM

Bi-Monthly board meeting of the Friends’ Board of Directors.

Members are always welcome to attend.  Find out what the board is doing and bring your ideas!