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Biologist to lead hikes, share information

ADDISON — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is continuing its series of free biologist-led educational seminars at the department’s Wildlife Management Areas in September. The walks are led by biologists with decades of experience conserving Vermont’s wildlife and their habitats.
Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and water, and dress in footwear and clothing appropriate for walking slowly in the woods.  Information about these and other department-sponsored public events and registration is at vtfishandwildlife.com/calendar.
One walk is taking place in Addison County. It is the Snake Mountain Fall Hawk Migration walk, which will take place at the Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Addison on Saturday, Sept. 21 (rain date: Sept. 22), 1-3 p.m.
Join Vermont Fish & Wildlife biologists Doug Morin and Toni Mikula on top of Snake Mountain to look for migrating raptors.  Hike at your own pace and plan to take between one to two hours to hike up to the top. Biologists will be set up on the summit from 1 to 3 p.m. with spotting scopes and binoculars and will help you identify raptors aloft in their annual fall movements.
Bring your own bird watching equipment or share the Fish & Wildlife equipment and spend an enjoyable afternoon looking for birds.
The other biologist-led walks are:
Early Morning Bird Walk, Wednesday, Sept. 11 (rain date: Sept. 12), 7-10 a.m., Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area, Victory.
Halfmoon Cove Natural Community Walk, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m., Halfmoon Cove Wildlife Management Area, 670 Heineburg Drive, Colchester.
Fall Foliage Wildlife Walk, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Steam Mill Brook Wildlife Management Area, Walden, (meeting at end of Rock Road in Walden).

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