Friends of Missisquoi Calendar

Dec
17
Sat
Monthly Bird Walk @ Jeep Trail
Dec 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. 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, December 17th from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Jeep Trail.  Meet at the Louie’s Landing parking lot on Rte 78, about 3.5 miles west of Swanton village. We will then drive back to Mac’s Bend to the trailhead. 

COVID Notice: We will be following Vermont state COVID-19 protocols for outdoor activities. We ask that you stay home if you are feeling ill and to wear a mask if you are unvaccinated and when you can’t maintain a safe social distance.

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

Jan
11
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Jan 11 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Feb
2
Thu
An Evening of Bird Tales @ Online / Zoom presentation
Feb 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

An Evening of Bird Tales poster

Bird Tales has become one of the Friends of Missisquoi NWR’s most popular events. Join us and find out why!

This year’s collection of avian stories will be coming from the staff of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. These dedicated scientists spend a considerable amount of time out in the forests and fields of Vermont so their personal bird tales will not want to be missed.

Mar
8
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Mar 8 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
May
10
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
May 10 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jul
12
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Jul 12 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sep
13
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Sep 13 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Nov
8
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Nov 8 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jan
10
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Jan 10 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Mar
13
Wed
Friends Board meeting @ Zoom or Refuge HQ when available
Mar 13 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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