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  • Meet Peter our new Wildlife Keeper
    By Peter Gau, Wildlife Keeper I have always loved animals. In college I studied animal rehabilitation. Since then, I've held many animal related jobs, working with exotic,...
  • Nest Watch Update – July 2016
    By Anna Autilio Environmental Educator The nestboxes are empty again as the breeding season passes us faster than a Tree Swallow can fly! While monitoring our boxes...
  • Remembering Burlington, An Owl Ambassador
    By Jordan Daley, Science Outreach Coordinator Last week VINS lost a treasured animal ambassador and member of our VINS family. Burlington, a resident Great Horned Owl...
  • It Takes a Village to Heal an Owl
    By Lauren Adams, Lead Wildlife KeeperAnd Jordan Daley, Science Outreach Coordinator On January 16th the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation admitted our 6th patient of 2016. BDOW...
  • Project NestWatch Update: June 2016
    By Anna Autilio   Environmental Educator  Baby bird season is well underway all over Vermont, and here at VINS we are monitoring the 16 nestboxes on our campus for Project NestWatch....
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