Project Description


  • Ages: 18+
  • When: Saturdays 10am-12pm, monthly
  • Cost: First one’s free, then an annual membership fee of $15

Possible ID Club Meetings

  • January 13: Twigs @ Rock Point
  • February 17: Tracking @ Rock Point
  • March 10: Bark @ Rock Point
  • April: Amphibians
  • May: Wildflowers
  • June: Birds
  • July: Trees
  • August: Fossils
  • September: Hawks
  • October: Fall colors
  • November: Winter weeds
  • December: Nests

The ID Club

What is The ID Club?

Do you like (or aspire to like) nerding out on the finer details of bud scales? counting metacarpal pads? interpreting the chipping noises of dark-eyed juncos? making spore prints? Or do you just want to learn these skills? Either way, this is the group for you. We’re still hashing out details, but this new club will gather for a couple of hours one Saturday each month and focus on identification across the seasons.

Do I need to register? 

Nope. Try it out once or come every month. Join us for free the first time. After that we ask that you become a member for the low price of $15 for the year. We’ll use the money to buy field guides and other materials for the group.

Where and when does it meet? 

Most months we’ll meet at 10am at Rock Point in Burlington. Other field sites will be in the Burlington area, like an excursion to Shelburne Pond for amphibian migration, Mt Philo for Hawk Watch, or Shelburne for timberdoodles!

Who is this for?

Adults of all levels of experience. All you need to bring is your curiosity! But if you do have field guides, a hand lens, or binoculars you want to bring, that’s great too!

Join the Online Group

If you can’t make it out in the field with us, join the online group. You can ask questions, post observations, learn about relevant events, find exploration buddies, and connect with others. Click the button below to join the Google Group.

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