An online platform based on the Living Atlas infrastructure for exploring biodiversity information in Vermont.
Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand our natural heritage.
Vermont eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Join the more than 9,000 bird watchers in Vermont in discovering and reporting bird observations for education, science and conservation. Every sighting matters. Contribute yours.
Join the thousands of butterfly watchers in recording your observations. From the rarest butterflies to the most common, your sightings contribute to conservation decisions, scientific knowledge, education, and more. Share your observation and make a difference.
Terri Armata, one of Vermont’s most ardent butterfly watchers, has seen about 100 species in Vermont, nearly every kind ever found here. But even Terri couldn’t have predicted her amazing find during an afternoon butterfly walk—the first record of a Cloudless Sulphur in Vermont. Read more...
On Thursday, August 19th the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets was alerted that a live ‘Spotted Lanternfly’ was captured on a shipment delivered in Rutland. Recognizing the insects as unusual, at the time of delivery the insects were either killed or captured, and one live sample was delivered to officials for identification. At this time, no other evidence of the insects has been discovered.
Kent McFarland and Nathaniel Sharp were sweep netting their way around Underhill with a group of naturalists when they found the first state record of the Disk-marked Lady Beetle (Hyperaspis disconotata). It is native to North America and is relatively rare—there have only been a handful of records recorded in GBIF.
The Vermont Wild Bee Survey is the first comprehensive effort to document the bee fauna of the Green Mountain State. Since 2019, the Vermont Bee Survey has been exploring every nook and cranny of the Green Mountain State to document our ever changing bee fauna. Many species remain to be found and others haven't been seen in decades.Learn more
From the frigid mornings of the final Christmas Bird Counts of the 2020-2021 season to the discovery of Razorbills and Northern Gannets which briefly turned Lake Champlain into an Atlantic Ocean look-alike this past November, 2021 was a year full of birding surprises and, unsurprisingly, full of friendly competition during the 11th annual Vermont eBird County Quest.
Our first, annual Giant Silkmoth Cocoon Watch was a huge success! Over 100 total observations of silkmoth cocoons from four species were submitted to our iNaturalist project during November and December.
In 2021 iNaturalists added over 201,000 biodiversity records to our rapidly growing database of life in Vermont. We had 7,759 observers contribute more than 200,000 observations representing more than 4,500 species verified. Read about all the discoveries and more!