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Through Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 5302 River Rd.

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    Sunflower House

    Sunflower House

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    Through Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Families find their way through a half acre of rooms and hallways made of several thousand towering blossoms. at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids 2 and under.

    Birding Walk

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    Tue., Sept. 17, 7:30-10:30 a.m.

    Joel Tilley of the Rutland County Audubon Society leads ornithology enthusiasts on a search for fall warblers and other migrating birds. Bring Water, bug spray and binoculars and meet at the rail crossing. at Poultney River & Rail Trail in Poultney. Rutland/Killington (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.

    Friday Morning Fall Bird Walks

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    Fri., Sept. 20, 7:30-9 a.m.

    Fans of feathered fliers search for fall migratory songbirds. at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). $10; free for members.

    Fall Migration Bird Monitoring Walk

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    Sat., Sept. 21, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

    Experienced ornithology enthusiasts don binoculars in search of winged species. Office building. at Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. Chittenden County (map). Donations.

    Bird Monitoring Walk

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    Sat., Sept. 21, 8-11 a.m.

    New birders and members of the Rutland County Audubon Society flock together to seek feathered friends on a 3.7-mile loop. Meet at the boardwalk on Marble St. at West Rutland Marsh in West Rutland. Rutland/Killington (map). Free.

    Monarch Butterfly Tagging

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    Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Nets in hand, nature lovers catch, tag and release the migrating winged wonders. at Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center in Quechee. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    Sunset Aquadventure Paddle

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    Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Continues through Sept. 21

    Stunning scenery welcomes boaters, who explore the Waterbury Reservoir in search of crepuscular wildlife. Contact Station. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; limited space; call to confirm.

    Corn Maze

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    Saturdays, Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 6

    Twists and turns challenge families' directional skills. Funds raised support low-income campers. at River of Life Camp in Irasburg. Northeast Kingdom (map). $5; free for kids 5 and under.

    Here Be Dragonflies

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    Saturdays, 1 p.m. Continues through Sept. 21

    Entomology enthusiasts capture and identify species during this basic introduction to the winged insects. 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.

    Mushrooms Demystified

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    Saturdays, 2:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 21

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

    Making Tracks, Seeing Skins & Skulls

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    Saturdays, 4:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 21

    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.

    Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike

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    Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 21

    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.

    Fall Flannel Foliage Hike

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    Sun., Sept. 22, 9-11 a.m.

    Cooler temps mean cozy layers for hikers on an easy outing. at Mud Pond in Williston. Chittenden County (map). Free; preregister; limited space.

    Fourth Sunday: Hubbardton Battlefield Hike

    Fourth Sunday: Hubbardton Battlefield Hike

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    Sun., Sept. 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

    History hounds traverse a Revolutionary War battlefield with site interpreter Bob Franzoni. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. at Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton. Rutland/Killington (map). $5; free for kids under 15.
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