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Wild Eyes Guided Hike with Chris Bernier

  • Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center 783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT, 05146 United States (map)

On Saturday, March 9th join us and Chris Bernier, wildlife biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, for an unique outdoor exploration. Bernier, who will be accompanied by Jay DeGregorio, Senior Environmental Educator at The Nature Museum, will lead a 4-hour nature immersion for a small group of participants. Space is limited for this exclusive winter exploration opportunity. Be sure to register early to avoid disappointment.

We will begin at the Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center. After an introduction indoors, we will caravan in vehicles to a nearby access point for the Turner Hill Wildlife Management Area, which is home to numerous beaver-influenced wetlands and unique forest communities. Chris Bernier will lead our educational snowshoe trek stopping along the way to discuss types of habitats, animal tracking tips and tricks, forest management, and land conservation.  Some of the common mammals seen during the year at Turner Hill are bear, moose, otter, beaver, muskrat, coyote, red and gray fox. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy this incredible area under the guidance of a marvelous nature interpreter and biologist.

Participants can expect a moderately strenuous hike. Snowshoes and winter gear are required. Don’t have snowshoes? Reserve a pair from The Nature Museum when registering.

Please note that the group will be outdoors in a remote location for several hours with no available facilities. Be sure to bring snacks/lunch and water. In case of inclement weather, the snow date for the workshop will be Sunday, March 10th. Space is limited- buy your ticket early for this one-of-a-kind winter exploration!

Questions? Please contact Jay DeGregorio at jay@nature-museum.org.

Ages: Adults and children over 13
Cost: $20 before March 1st, $25 after