Vermont Wildlife Festival schedule, Sunday, Sept. 22

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The annual Vermont Wildlife Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Mount Snow in Dover. Below is a schedule.


Wildlife Encounters and Ecology Center

11 a.m.: Wildlife Encounters will bring a variety of native animals and some of their exotic cousins.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Noon: Vermont Institute of Natural Science presents Wild Bird Rescue, a program about the work done by Avian Rehabbers and how you can help the institute's Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation save our feathered neighbors. Learn how to safely rescue and transport a Red-Tailed Hawk, to help baby Eastern Screech Owls and how a Barred Owl was cared for in rehab.

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Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

1 p.m.: The museum will bring this summer's Department of Libraries program, Wildlife Stories, to the festival for a look at some traditional tales from around the world. Each story will feature a live animal and will include some of the science of each creature as well as how it fits into the culture of its native land.

Wolfgard Northeast

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2 p.m.: Wild Canids — Past and Present: Wild carnivores past and present have left their mark on the Northeast. Who are they? What stories do we tell about them? Join Wolfgard Northeast for a blending of science, stories and hands-on experience about wild and domestic canids.

Squam Lakes Science Center

3 p.m.: Are you curious about the wildlife that inhabits the Northeast? Join a Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist to meet some wild animals that you could encounter in our forests, fields or wetlands.

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Wildlife Festival participants will use the picnic area as a place to meet for walks and lead informal programs. The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, Vermont Institute of Natural Science and more will use this space throughout the day.

Birding on Mount Snow

10:30 a.m.: Cory Ross of Southeast Vermont Audubon will lead a leisurely walk around the lower slopes of the mountain to look for some of this fall's migrating songbirds, raptors and waterfowl.

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

12:30 p.m.: Join The Nature Museum at Grafton for a short walk to the forest's edge, where children and adults have a chance to build tiny homes for fantastical forest creatures. Each child or group will have time to construct a home, then take a tour of what everyone has built.


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