Friends of Missisquoi Calendar

May
3
Fri
Refuge Green Up Day
May 3 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Missisquoi NWR will conduct “Green Up Day” on Friday May 3, 2019.  Green Up day will begin at 9 AM and end at approx. noon.  All participants should meet at Louie’s Landing parking lot on RT. 78.  The refuge will concentrate its efforts on river cleanup activities using refuge boats.

Please register for this activity at 802-868-4781.

May
17
Fri
Artists Reception @ Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
May 17 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The Friends of Missisquoi will be again hosting the annual art show, which kicks off during the 26th anniversary of World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 18th, 2019. An artist reception will be held on Friday evening before the opening day.

Now known as World Bird Day, the 2019 theme is Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.

May
18
Sat
Art on the Refuge @ Missisquoi Refuge Visitor Center
May 18 – Jul 19 all-day

2019 ART EXHIBIT

The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate the 26th anniversary of World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.  Now known as World Bird Day, the 2019 theme is Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.  The Friends of Missisquoi will be again 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 19th, 2019, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

 

Artists who wish to enter works, please download a registration form here.

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

World Migratory Bird Day & Open House @ Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
May 18 @ 5:30 AM – 2:00 PM

The Refuge will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (formerly known as International Migratory Bird Day) on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  The WMBD theme this year is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.”

We will start the day with an “Early Bird” bird walk at 5:30 AM at the Maquam/Black Creek Trail.  Meet at the parking area on Rte 78, about 2.5 miles west of Swanton village.

The main activities of the day will begin at 7:30 AM with an orientation at the refuge Visitor Center.  Participants will split up into several boat trips and bird walks, during which we will record all bird species

and count as many individuals within those species as we can identify.  All birding participants will return to the Visitor Center by 11:30 AM to tally results over a light lunch provided by the Friends.

At approximately 1:00 PM, Tom Rogers from the VT Dept of F&W, Education/Outreach Division, will give a presentation (title to be announced).

Throughout the day, an exhibit of artworks from local artists will be on display at the Visitor Center.  The exhibit will run through mid-July.  Further information on entering works in the exhibit will be available on the Friends website www.friendsofmissisquoi.org in the near future.

Please call 802-868-4781 to register for this activity.  Also please check back closer to the event date for any changes/additions to the schedule.