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.
Fifteen years after it was first discover near Montreal, Canada, the European Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) has been found in Vermont. On September 5, 2020 David Barrington captured an image of the species at Alburg Dunes State Park.
Research spanning over 50 years culminates in the discovery of a new species of fern newly described and named thanks to careful observation and work by Vermont botanists.
The Wild Bee Survey has discovered 35 new species for Vermont already!
Every lady beetle counts — from the common to the rare. Even if you lack experience with these insects, you can contribute. Whether you help with full surveys or just find a few beetles while doing other outdoor activities, It's easy to report your sightings!Learn more
In 2010 when the largest butterfly in North America fluttered among Ardys Fisher’s flowers at the end of July, she knew it was something neat. Now, our study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution this week shows an unusually rapid northward range shift by the Eastern Giant Swallowtail over the last two decades.
Vermont’s 251 towns offer up a vast array of habitats and birdlife. Recently, Vermont birder Bob Heitzman accomplished his goal of birding in each of Vermont’s 251 towns, a monumental achievement! Learn how focusing your birding efforts at the town level can be rewarding in so many different ways.
We've launched an ambitious online project that allows anyone at a computer to explore vast amounts of data on biodiversity across the Green Mountain State. Now released as a beta version, the VAL Data Explorer is the newest implementation of the Living Atlas platform, powerful software first developed in Australia and now being implemented by countries around the globe.