Friends of Missisquoi Calendar

Jul
1
Sat
Nature / Photography walk @ Maquam / Black Creek Trail
Jul 1 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join Friends of Missisquoi NWR members Joe Belanger and Bob Chaperon for a nature/photography walk on various refuge trails, held the first Saturday of each month.  Registration is not required.

The July walk will be on the Black/Maquam Creek Trail from 9 AM until 11 AM. Meet at the parking lot at the trailhead on Rt 78, 2 ½ miles west of Swanton.

Jul
15
Sat
Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk @ Maquam / Black Creek Trails
Jul 15 @ 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 July 15th 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.  Dress for weather conditions.

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

Aug
5
Sat
Nature / Photography walk @ Railroad Trail
Aug 5 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join Friends of Missisquoi NWR members Joe Belanger and Bob Chaperon for a nature/photography walk on various refuge trails, held the first Saturday of each month.  Registration is not required.

The August walk will be on the Railroad Trail from 9 AM until 11 AM. Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about a mile past the refuge headquarters and across the road from Stephen Young Marsh.

Aug
19
Sat
Monthly Bird Monitoring Walk @ Jeep Trail
Aug 19 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Friends Board Members Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti for a birding walk on the Jeep Trail on Saturday, August 19th 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.  Dress for weather conditions.

Meet at the Louie’s Landing boat access area on Rte 78, about 3-1/2 miles west of Swanton Village.  We will drive from Louie’s Landing to the trail head at Mac’s Bend.

Sep
2
Sat
Nature / Photography Walk @ Jeep Trail
Sep 2 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join Friends of Missisquoi NWR members Joe Belanger and Bob Chaperon for a nature/photography walk on various refuge trails, held the first Saturday of each month. Registration is not required.

The September walk will be on the Jeep Trail.  Meet at the Louie’s Landing boat access area, about 3-1/2 miles west of Swanton village.  We will drive in to the trail head at Mac’s Bend.