Friends of Missisquoi Calendar

May
18
Sat
Art Show: Art of the Refuge @ Refuge Visitor Center
May 18 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 19 @ 4:00 PM

Art Show 2024The Friends of Missisquoi will again be hosting an art show at the Visitor Center beginning May 18th, World Migratory Bird Day at the Refuge. As usual, the focus will be on the birds of the refuge and their habitats.

Art will be on display until July 19th and can be viewed any time the Visitor Center is open. Please call 802-868-4781 to confirm accessibility. The artwork is available for purchase.

Click here for an application to enter your artwork. For more information on participation contact Carol Yarnell at artshow@friendsofmissisquoi.org. Click here for a brochure about the refuge, including a list of birds found there.

Please pass this invitation on to your artist friends.

The theme of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day is

Protect Insects, Protect Birds

Please pass this invitation on to your artist friends.

Jun
15
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk @ Black/Maquam Creek Trail
Jun 15 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Please join us for our monthly bird monitoring walks on the refuge.  Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti lead the walks on various refuge trails on the third Saturday of each month (except December, when it will be on the second Saturday). The purpose of the walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations. Observations are 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.

Our walk this month will be on Saturday, June 15 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Black/Maquam Creek Trail.  Meet at the parking lot on Rte 78, about 2 miles west of Swanton village.

If you have any questions, contact Ken Copenhaver at copenhvr@gmail.com

Jul
10
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Jul 10 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jul
20
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk @ Old Railroad Passage Trail
Jul 20 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Please join us for our monthly bird monitoring walks on the refuge.  Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti lead the walks on various refuge trails on the third Saturday of each month (except December, when it will be on the second Saturday). The purpose of the walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations. Observations are 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.

Our walk this month will be on Saturday, July 20 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Old Railroad Passage Trail.  Meet at the parking lot on Tabor Rd, about 1 mile past the refuge Visitor Center.

If you have any questions, contact Ken Copenhaver at copenhvr@gmail.com

Aug
17
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk @ Jeep Trail
Aug 17 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Please join us for our monthly bird monitoring walks on the refuge.  Ken Copenhaver and Julie Filiberti lead the walks on various refuge trails on the third Saturday of each month (except December, when it will be on the second Saturday). The purpose of the walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations. Observations are 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.

Our walk this month will be on Saturday, August 17 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Jeep Trail.  Meet at the Louie’s Landing fishing access on Rte 78, about 3.5 miles past Swanton village. We will meet at the gate and drive in to the trailhead at Mac’s Bend.

If you have any questions, contact Ken Copenhaver at copenhvr@gmail.com

Sep
11
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Sep 11 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Nov
13
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Nov 13 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jan
8
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Jan 8 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Mar
12
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Mar 12 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
May
14
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
May 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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