North Branch Nature Center
We're a small preserve with a big heart at a gentle bend in the North Branch of the Winooski River.
For more than a decade North Branch Nature Center has put people in touch with the sights, sounds and sensations of the wild within our capital.
North Branch is firefly light sparkling in a child's eye. It is a lecture hall where we learn the secrets of warblers and willows and weather. And it is a quiet place to walk or ski, swim or sit, or simply to do nothing beside the river.
Live Caterpillar Day!
Saturday, September 19, 11 am - 4 pm
Fee: $5 nonmembers, $3 for members
Come see hundreds of native caterpillars at the NBNC. Naturalist-Photographer and founder of the Caterpillar Lab Sam Jaffe will be here to show off and tell us about dozens of species including some of the LARGEST, spiniest, WACKY, WEIRD, and deceptive species you never knew were hiding in your own backyards. Be sure to save the date for this unique exhibition, featuring new, late-summer species! Included in the cost, by donation, is Woodbelly Artisan Pizza! Available 11 am – 2 pm.
Forest Preschool is an outdoor, exploratory, play-based program for children ages 3.5 to 6 that empowers children to be active in their own learning process, while providing them the means to connect to one another and the natural world in a caring way. Learn more and register.
Fall session begins
Branch Nature Center