In the summer of 2015, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center set up wildflower monitoring plots and offered some well-attended wildflower walks led by botanist Eva Dannenberg. We are hoping to expand upon the offerings of the first two summers with more frequent wildflower walks in addition to organized wildflower monitoring events. We're hoping to compile species lists and record some aspects of wildflower phenology. Phenology is the study of natural biological life cycle events (ex: bud burst) that are influenced by habitat and climate conditions.
We also have a self- guided natural trail walk, where you can experience the Center's flora and fauna at your leisure.
Additionally, GRP skier Kait Miller created the Center's iNaturalist page, whose goal is to record the species present on the Outdoor Center's property, the surrounding trail system, and the Hosmer Ponds. This project relies solely on citizen- collected data and can be found at www.inaturalist.org/projects/craftsbury-outdoor-center-biodiversity-survey.