Burlington Wildways, in partnership with UVM’s Burlington Geographic program, present a series of talks, field trips, and volunteer opportunities focused on the biodiversity of the city and the role healthy ecosystems play in climate action.

GO WILD! Lecture Series • APRIL 22, APRIL 29, MAY 6

Birds, bugs, trees and wild places — these are all a rich part of the city of Burlington, but often hidden from view as we hustle about our busy lives. You’re invited to take a pause and learn about some of these natural neighbors, get an insider’s view of BTV’s urban wilderness — and join in to help keep these places healthy!

Our Amazing Urban Natural Wonders

Wed, April 22, 7:00-9:00pm, Main Street Landing.
An Earth Day celebration that begins with an overview of Burlington’s wild places and creature followed
by a second talk by UVM field scientist Walter Poleman, “Seasons, Phenology, and A Mysterious Clock”.

Beetles, Bees & Other Pollinators

Wed, April 29, 7:00-9:00pm, Main Street Landing.
An illustrated talk led by local naturalists on the critical role of insects for ecosystem, city and agricultural health.

The Bird Migrants Are Coming!

Wed, May 6, 7:00-9:00pm, Main Street Landing.
In anticipation of International Migratory Bird Day (May 9), a local bird expert will give an illustrated talk on the beauties and troubles of our local migratory birds.


After each talk, there will be opportunities to sign up for field trips; volunteer to plant trees; learn about planting native species to create birds and wildlife habitat; participate in invasive species removal; become a trail steward in Burlington; or learn to use iNaturalist, a social media platform that documents wildlife and plants—and more!


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