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Explore The Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve With Arthur Haines

Jul 14, 2015 01:44PM ● By Kirsten Gehlbach
Old Pepper Place on Pepper Road is a stunning, biologically diverse parcel of land in Washington, Vermont. The 350-acre old hill farm includes two small fens and offers wonderful views of forested lands, open fields, and the Green Mountains. During the field trip, you’ll learn all about the Reserve’s natural history, with a focus on plant life and identification. Discussion will include the geology and ecology of the area, edible plants, birds, tracks, and other signs of wildlife.

The Event VINS Presents Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve with Arthur Haines is taking place Sunday, July 26 from 1 to 4pm. Participants should come prepared for the weather and uneven terrain, wearing proper footwear and clothing. Bring a bag lunch and water. A hand lens and set of binoculars are suggested.

The cost of the program is $28 for members of VINS or the New England Wildflower Society and $35 for non-members. Registration is required by July 24, 2015. Availability is limited, so register soon.

Regular admission is included with your registration fee. Regular admission to the Nature Center is $13.50 for adults; $12.50 for seniors 62 and over; $11.50 for youth ages 4 to 17; and free for members and for children 3 and under.

Instructor: Arthur Haines, Research Botanist, New England Wild Flower Society

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The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a nonprofit, member-supported environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont.

Open year-round, the 47-acre campus adjacent to Quechee State Park features 17 state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, 4 exhibit spaces, 2 classrooms, and ¾ miles of interpretive nature trails. VINS places a priority on making high-quality, compelling, and fun environmental education programs and learning opportunities accessible to more people and communities.

For more information about VINS and the variety of exhibits, programs, and environmental education opportunities offered, please visit or call (802) 359-5000. Visit the nature blog at

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