From Fascination to Revelation: A Bird Observer’s Journey
Photographs by Tom Berriman
The photographs in this exhibit offer clear, close views of the complex plumage and varied behaviors of several common birds. They invite you to look closely at rare, intimate moments shared with birds that are often seen only from a distance.
How observant are you? Take the quiz at the end of the exhibit, and you may win a family membership.
Tom Berriman is a Franklin Fairbanks Museum Fellow and works in the Museum’s collection department. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Northeast Kingdom Audubon. His love of the Northeast Kingdom’s natural world leads him to spend countless hours exploring the wildlands of this three-county area. He participates regularly in bird monitoring surveys for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies as well as National Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. He has recently developed a passion for “digiscoping” the birds he so often surveys.
Vinton Space Science Gallery
Visitors to the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium will be introduced to their tour of the galaxy in the Vinton Space Science Gallery, supported by a generous gift from St. Johnsbury residents Ruth and Drury Vinton. In this new gallery, photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope invite imaginary journeys through our universe and beyond.
The Vinton Gallery also holds a meteorite made of iron and nickel and weighing 17.3 pounds. This meteorite is believed to have fallen 4000 to 5000 years ago in northern Argentina, part of the largest meteorite known to have crashed to Earth.