Join us for a presentation on our resident and newly arrived bird species with Evergreen’s very popular slideshow. She pairs photos with the actual bird songs and calls to better familiarize us. Evergreen’s storytelling about the birds is especially memorable.
Registration required — please click here to register: https://forms.gle/
This program uses the application Zoom. A Deborah Rawson Memorial Library Event (Jericho, Chittenden County) co-sponsored with the Jericho Underhill Land Trust (JULT). Emails used to register for this program will be shared with JULT for the purpose of coordinating this program.
Got Bats? Bat Monitoring with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (vtfishandwildlife.com)
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department needs your help monitoring summer bat activity around the state to help them make informed decisions about the welfare and long-term conservation of these important mammals.
Alyssa Bennett, the Small Mammals Biologist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, will share with us her knowledge and lots of great photos of the bats of Vermont and how you can help monitor their populations as a citizen scientist!
Film Discussion: Priced Out
Thursday, April 22
7 pm – 8 pm
Lydia Clemmons of the Clemmons Family Farm, one of the few African-American-owned farms in Vermont, starts us off with an update on the farm and strategies the family is using to hold onto the farm even as property taxes rise and pressure mounts to sell. Jessica Hyman then facilitates a discussion of the documentary Priced Out: Portland’s History of Segregation and Redlining. Please consider watching Priced Out (1 hr.) and Out of the Ashes, Born Again (6 min.) prior to the discussion. Both are available free on YouTube. Registration information is available at CharlottePublicLibrary.org
This event is part of April Fair Housing Month in collaboration with the Clemmons Family Farm, Fair Housing Project of CVOEO, and Pierson Library. A Charlotte Public Library event. (Chittenden County.)
Julia connects with Vermonters interested in contributing to various community science projects, with a specific focus on the use of iNaturalist, Vermont eBird, and eButterfly, she will provide a brief overview of each program.
Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a multigenerational saga spanning two centuries, played out across three continents. The saga was related to Jane Beck by Daisy Turner, who had listened to her father, Alec Turner, recount stories of the family past.
Her captivating narrative covers the early 19th century British-African trade, shipwreck, birth of a biracial child, slave trading, enslavement, plantation life, escape, Civil War, moving north, battling racism, buying land and settling on a hilltop in Vermont that became a family center.
Daisy also shared her own life story, a powerful and rare account of the African American experience in New England from the 1880s forward.
About the presenter: Jane Beck founded the Vermont Folklife Center in 1983 and served as its executive director until 2007. During that time, she traveled the back roads of Vermont recording oral interviews of every day Vermonters, and produced a variety of media productions, exhibitions, and publications.
In retirement, she has completed a book, Daisy Turner’s Kin, an African American Family Saga, based on sixty interviews with the daughter of slaves.
This program is presented in partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council as part of their Speakers Bureau. (Chittenden County.)
For more information and to register to attend, go to https://www.drml.org/event/vermont-humanities-council-presents-daisy-turners-kin/?instance_id=3937