TRAILS: The Green Mountain Audubon Center’s trails and grounds remain open from dawn until dusk. We encourage you to come visit our outdoor spaces and enjoy fresh air and nature—bring along your kids and walk the trails. Look for Red-winged Blackbirds defending their territories, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers tapping our trees, and Eastern Bluebirds.
As we all take responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19 please use these guidelines to keep us all safe:
- There is NO cell phone service at the Green Mountain Audubon Center; please keep this in mind as you safely enjoy our trails.
- Enjoy nature close to home. Walk on your street or a local wood lot as opposed to hopping in the car to visit a favorite spot.
- If you do come to the Green Mountain Audubon Center, drive by yourself or with immediate family members only and try to limit your trip to 10 miles or less.
- Don’t crowd. Stay at least 6 ft. from each other ESPECIALLY when passing each other on the trails. Consider stepping aside to let the other pass at a safe distance.
- Wear a Cloth Mask or Face Covering: Any time you know others may be present, you should have your mask on, even while walking on the trails. Keeping it at the ready is ok if you can quickly and safely pull it up over your nose and mouth, doing this well before you come within six feet of others. Although disinfecting your hands after touching the mask is advised, wearing a face covering is intended to protect others.
- Go out only if you’re feeling healthy.
- Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If those aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid surfaces that are touched often, such as handrails.
- Do NOT share binoculars.
- Please leash your dog! They are members of your household and need to keep their social distance as well (and most standard leashes are 6 feet in length).
- Engage in low-risk activities: now is not the time to try something extreme and end up in the hospital, taxing an already overburdened health care system.
- For additional information about staying safe while enjoying the outdoors, visit the State of Vermont's website.
- For further guidance about Vermont trail closures and COVID-19 safety in Vermont consult here.
OFFICE: Open Monday - Thursday, 8am - noon
In order to protect the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have limited office hours at Audubon Vermont. Our staff is primarily accessible via email and voicemail. A mask is required to enter the office building.
EVENTS/PROGRAMS: In order to protect the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are cancelling all upcoming in-person public programs, school programs, and Forest Playschool until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and will bring you excellent Audubon programming as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Virtual, online events are listed here: https://vt.audubon.org/events
If you are stuck indoors and need a birdy distraction here is a beautiful page filled with Audubon’s favorite bird photos, videos and stories.
Outdoor education is still very important, maybe more than ever, as parents and caregivers are finding themselves in the position of being teachers while schools are closed. In light of this new, temporary reality, our Audubon education team is posed to be a great resource of ways folks can learn about birds and nature: Audubon from Home: Mini nature lessons to share with kids.