Winter Ecology

The post-glacial landscape

Humans arrived in Vermont 9,000 years ago while the cold breath of the glaciers still blew across the land.  What do we know of these early natives and the rich cultural heritage that runs unbroken through time to the native Abenaki people alive in Vermont today?   During the winter session, Vermont Master Naturalists study the post-glacial landscape, also taking advantage of the season to track wildlife and study the bark and buds of winter trees.

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Makuk birch bark basket shared with VMN Burlington naturalists by Allaire Diamond (photo by Garrett Chisholm.) Grey fox tracks in the new Burlington Urban Wilds park (photo by Sophie Mazowita)

Banner photo by Rob Merrifield