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Vermont Center for Ecostudies


In partnership with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, Discover Life is customizing identification guides to the flora and fauna of Vermont. The guides are not complete yet but still simplify the identification process considerably. They work by using Discover Life's North American guides, presenting just the species that are in Vermont based of data provided by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, USDA Plants Database, and other sources.

We seek help in assembling photographs and site locations of species in Vermont and elsewhere. In particular, we are interested in photographs and other information documenting plants, pollinators, moths, ladybugs, lichens, mushrooms, slime molds, amphibians, and birds. We are also recruiting teachers, students, and other individuals who wish to contribute to citizen science by monitoring sites using digital photography (see Macrosystems Research).

Photograph by Les Mehrhoff
Asclepias incarnata
Swamp Milkweed

Customized identification guides for VERMONT

Plants Bees

Checklists with images and links

Albums of site participants

If you wish to contribute protographs, please go to Albums, which explains how.

More information


  • Nancy Lowe, Outreach Coordinator, Discover Life -- nancy@discoverlife.org -- 404-272-4526
  • Kent McFarland, Vermont Center for Ecostudies -- kmcfarland@vtecostudies.org
Updated: 16 June, 2011
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