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    Plants That Help & Plants That Hurt

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    Fridays, 10 a.m. Continues through Aug. 30

    On a botany walk, curious minds get to know medicinal, poisonous and edible species growing in Vermont state parks. Nature Center. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Little River Ramble

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    Fridays, 11 a.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1

    Hikers explore the trails on a route they plan with a park interpreter. Park Office. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.

    Butterfly Gardening

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    Fridays, 3 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    If you plant it, they will come. Green thumbs get the dirt on attracting eye-catching creatures to their yards. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Let It Grow

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    Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    A guided tour of the Little River's habitat restoration area reveals how removing invasive plants yields wildflower gardens that attract pollinators, birds and dragonflies. B-Side Beach. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Coexisting With Bears

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    Fridays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30

    An interpretive ranger demystifies large furry mammals and other area wildlife. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Birding Paddle

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    Sat., Aug. 24, 7-10 a.m.

    Traveling by boat, nature lovers seek shorebirds, raptors and waterfowl. BYO boat and life jacket. Meet at the boat access on Route 104A. at Arrowhead Mountain Lake in Milton. Chittenden County (map). $15-20.

    Rock Garden on Mount Mansfield Hike

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    Sat., Aug. 24

    Outdoor adventurers join members of the Green Mountain Club Burlington section for a moderate 4.3-mile trek featuring fascinating rock formations. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister.

    Stream Safari

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    Saturdays, 11 a.m. and Thursdays, 2 p.m. Continues through Aug. 29

    Dip nets in hand, nature lovers survey shady waterways. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Here Be Dragonflies

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    Wednesdays, 2 p.m. and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    Entomology enthusiasts capture and identify species during this basic introduction to the winged insects. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Making Tracks, Seeing Skins & Skulls

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    Wednesdays, Saturdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    Outdoorsy types search for signs of fur-bearing animals and make plaster-of-paris track casts to take home. Nature Center. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Mushrooms Demystified

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    Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    Fungi fanatics learn about different varieties — fabulous and fearsome alike — found throughout the park. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids ages 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike

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    Saturdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    Flashlight holders spy denizens of dusk on a journey to 19th-century settlement ruins, where spooky Vermont tales await. History Hike lot. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Tour of Waterbury Dam

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    Sundays, 11 a.m. Continues through Sept. 1

    Visitors explore a reforested encampment and discover how the Civilian Conservation Corps saved the Winooski Valley from flooded ruin. Meet at the top of the dam. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Shape the Future of Outdoor Recreation in Vermont

    Shape the Future of Outdoor Recreation in Vermont

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    Tue., Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m.

    Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation field community input on the next Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. at Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). Free.

    Slow & Easy Hiking

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    Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:10 a.m. Continues through Dec. 12

    Walkers enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the forest while moving at a gentle pace. Ilene Elliott leads this public Barre Area Senior Center outing. at Barre Town Forest in Websterville. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free; preregister.
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