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    The Good, the Bad & the Really, Really Itchy

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    Sat., July 22, 10 a.m., Wed., July 26, 4 p.m. and Sat., July 29, 10 a.m.

    Hikers learn to identify local plants ranging from poisonous to medicinal. Nature Center. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.

    Mushrooms Demystified

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    Thu., July 20, 11 a.m., Sat., July 22, 11 a.m., Thu., July 27, 11 a.m. and Sat., July 29, 11 a.m.

    Fungi lovers 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 children ages 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.

    Sunset Aquadventure Paddle

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    Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

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

    Birds By Ears & Eyes

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    Fri., July 21, 10 a.m.

    Fans of feathered fliers embark on a woodland adventure bursting with birdsong. Camp Smith trailhead. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.

    Frogger!

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    Fri., July 21, 6:30 p.m. and Fri., July 28, 6:30 p.m.

    Learn to recognize slippery, bumpy amphibians by sight and sound. A-Side Beach parking lot. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister.

    Rockin' the Little River: Tour of the Waterbury Dam

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    Fri., July 21, 11 a.m., Sundays, 11:30 a.m. and Fri., July 28, 11 a.m. Continues through Sept. 3

    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 Waterbury Dam. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.

    Little River Ramble

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    Fri., July 21, 1:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3

    Hikers step off the beaten path for a guided tour of the Little River Settlement archaeological ruins. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.

    Birds By Ears & Eyes

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    Sat., July 22, 9 a.m. and Sun., July 23, 9 a.m.

    Fans of feathered fliers embark on a woodland adventure bursting with birdsong. Nature Center. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.

    Making Tracks, Seeing Skins & Skulls

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    Sat., July 22, 4 p.m. and Sat., July 29, 4 p.m.

    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; preregister; call to confirm.

    Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike

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    Saturdays, 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 26, 7 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 12

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

    Lincoln Gap to Appalachian Gap Hike

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    Fri., July 28

    Trekkers embark on an all-day excursion covering 12.3 miles of ground and gaining 2,100 feet in elevation. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister.

    Banding & Birding

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    Fri., July 28, 7-10 a.m.

    Avian enthusiasts drop in for an education on the banding process, from mist nets to data sheets. Call to confirm. at Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. Chittenden County (map). Donations.

    Burlington Tree Tours

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    Sun., July 30, 10-11:15 a.m. & 7-8:15 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 6, 10-11:15 a.m. & 7-8:15 p.m.

    Outdoors lovers learn to identify common species on a moderately paced walking tour of the Queen City's urban forest. at Hilton Burlington in Burlington (map). $11.91-13; free for kids 10 and under.

    Waterfront Herb Walk

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    Mon., July 31, 5-6 p.m.

    Believers in holistic healing join herbalist Guido Masé for a lakeside look at restorative flora. Meet at the bike path across from the aquarium. at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington (map). Free; preregister.

    Who Walks These Woods

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    Second Sunday of every month, 1-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 8

    Nature lovers embark on an educational journey into the act of tracking with expert Mike Kessler. at Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. Chittenden County (map). Regular admission, $3.50-7; free for members; preregister.
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