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.
Family Bird Quest has Begun!
Complete birding-related activities to earn points, and points can be redeemed for prizes. This new, innovative program makes birding exciting and gets families outside together to discover the joy of birds. Visit the FBQ website and to get started today!
Help Kids Get Outdoors
Support our Year-end Drive
Thanks to donations from generous supporters, any gift between now and December 31 will be matched 1:1, up to a total of $10,000, so please make a contribution today!
Winter Programs Now Posted
From full moon snowshoe hikes to the annual christmas bird count, all of our winter offerings are now posted online!
In conjunction with Planting Hope, NBNC will again be offering a Natural History & Service Learning trip to Nicaragua!
For photos and trip reports from last year's trip, and more information, please visit our Naturally Nicaragua Page.
Branch Nature Center