From birds to butterflies and everything in between, join one of our biodiversity missions. Naturalists of all ages and abilities from around the Green Mountain State are helping us monitor Vermont life.
Vermonters have long upheld a tradition of documenting biodiversity. The VAL missions are projects that are short in duration and easy for just about anyone to join and contribute observations for science and conservation. Pick one, or several, and join the community!
West Virginia White Watch (April 1 - June 6, 2023)
Spring is changing. The snow is melting earlier, wildflowers are blooming sooner, and trees are leafing out faster. How are West Virginia White butterflies faring? Help us find out!
Northeast Darner Flight Watch (April 1 - May 15, 2023)
We discovered that Common Green Darner spring migration closely follows the average daily temperature of 48° F northward. Will climate change shift their migration and arrival dates? Help beat our predictions! It's easy and fun!
Vermont Moth Blitz (July 22-30, 2023)
Celebrate National Moth Week! Explore Vermont's astounding moth diversity! By participating in our annual Moth Blitz, you will help the Vermont Moth Atlas develop a better understanding of the moths that call the Green Mountain State home.
Vermont Mission Monarch Blitz (July 28 to August 6, 2023)
The annual International Monarch Monitoring Blitz aims to capture a snapshot of the state of monarch populations breeding in Vermont and beyond. It is easy and fun for all ages!