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!
Vermont Wild Bee Survey 2021
Join the iNaturalist project for weekly missions through the season. These posts will help you make sense of the staggering bee diversity while helping us collect data from every corner and city in the state.
Vermont Mission Monarch Blitz (July 23-August 8)
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! We've extended the Vermont Mission Monarch Blitz until August 8th due to so much rain.
Vermont Moth Blitz (July 17-25)
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.
West Virginia White Watch (April 1 - June 6)
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!
Vermont Lady Beetle BioBlitz (June 5-12)
Join VCE and community naturalists across Vermont from June 5 to June 12, 2021 for the Vermont Lady Beetle BioBlitz! Search for lady beetles wherever you are, in your backyard and while enjoying your favorite natural areas.