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

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    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.

    Sunflower House

    Sunflower House

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

    As summer comes to a close, corn mazes crop up, offering seasonal outdoor fun for families. The Billings Farm & Museum puts a twist on the agricultural activity with its first-ever sunflower house. Using thousands of golden-rayed plants ranging in height from 12 inches to 12 feet, Woodstock Inn & Resort’s master gardener Benjamin Pauly created a half acre of rooms and hallways for folks to explore. The blooming abode, which features 14 varieties of the flower, is open for strolling until fall’s first frost. at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids 2 and under.

    Bird Monitoring Walk

    Bird Monitoring Walk

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    Last Saturday of every month, 8-9 a.m. Continues through March 28

    Adults and older children don binoculars and keep an eye out for winged wonders. at Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. Chittenden County (map). Donations; preregister.

    Birding Hike

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    Sun., Sept. 29, 7-10 a.m., 2020

    L.L.Bean instructors provide interpretive information as folks seek feathered friends on an easy excursion. at Colchester Pond in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free; preregister; limited space.

    Birding Walk

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    Tue., Oct. 1, 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. at Endless Brook Trails in Poultney. Rutland/Killington (map). Free.

    Fall Warbler Walk

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    Tue., Sept. 24, 7:30-10:30 a.m.

    Joel Tilley of the Rutland County Audubon Society leads ornithology enthusiasts on a search for migrating avian species. Bring Water, bug spray and binoculars. at Fairgrounds Trails in Poultney. Rutland/Killington (map). Free.

    Interfaith Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

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    Mon., Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m.

    Community members mark the changing season with a meditative trek. at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington in Burlington (map). Free.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    War of the Weeds!

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    Sundays, 10 a.m., Sun., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. and Sun., Oct. 13, 10 a.m. Continues through Sept. 22

    Garden helpers maintain and expand the park's pollinator habitat restoration areas. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.
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