Arts, Dining & Entertainment

VINS offers wildlife photography class, Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.— Join Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) and World Story Exchange for Year of the Bird: Capture the Beauty of Birds on Camera on Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Organizers will introduce guests to the basics of wildlife photography and offer some up-close live animals as subjects. Then, go out into the fields and forest and use those newfound skills to capture images of wildlife that will be shared with VINS and National Geographic.

In addition, participants could win a prize in the photo contest.

Interested participants can read the VINS Nature Blog post “Do’s and Don’ts of Wildlife Photography” by Anna Morris, Lead Environmental Educator for tips and tricks in advance of the event.

This year, 2018, marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate 2018 as the “Year of the Bird.” November’s call to action is to “share your shot.”  Go out and capture a piece of the wonder of birds through the lens of a camera then share it with others or in the National Geographics “Your Shot” Gallery:

Participation in the class Capture the Beauty of Birds on Camera is included with general admission to the VINS Nature Center. For more information, contact 802-359-5000. VINS is located at 149 Nature’s Way in Quechee. Vermont. For more information visit


Photo by Samantha Driscoll

This rehabilitated peregrine falcon is one of several birds on display at VINS’ Nature Center in Quechee.

Mountain Times Newsletter

Sign up below to receive the weekly newsletter, which also includes top trending stories and what all the locals are talking about!