Hey there, I'm Bridget Butler. I've been a naturalist for more than 20 years, playing match maker for the wildscape & the wonderful people who call Vermont their home.


MY Mission

My mission is to tap into each person's innate passion for nature through exploration and deep listening. I strive then to encourage folks to take that passion and turn it into action, paying it forward for the landscape they love & enjoy.


I really appreciate the work you do. You truly are the model of a 21st-century conservationist. Combining citizen science, public engagement, an expert naturalist’s ability, and a focus on habitat conservation and connectivity, you truly bring all of the necessary parts together. And as a scientist turned science communicator, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your approach to science communication. You connect people to conservation not through information, but through a passion for wildlife and an ability to make it fun.

Tom Rogers, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
— Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Earth Day Keynote, 2017

Go out birding with Butler for an afternoon, and it’s easy to see how she’s turned her passion into something marketable. With apologies to Fleetwood Mac, Butler makes birding fun. Like, the kind of fun you didn’t think you’d have traipsing through the woods listening for cheeps and chirps.
— Lauren Ober, Seven Days Newpaper

My claim to Vermont fame

  • Spring & Fall Bird Show for VPR's Vermont Edition with Jane Lindholm
  • Audubon Vermont's Forest Bird Initiative originating project team
  • WCAX Local News Channel 3's Nature & Wildlife series with Sharon Meyer
  • WPTZ Newschannel 5 Conservation Correspondent
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services Sparks! Innovation Grant recipient for Conservation Correspondent Stories

Video Selections

  • IMLS National Leadership grant for Voices for the Lake exhibit & website
  • Writer, Director & Host for ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center's Wildlife Movie Shorts 
  • Host and Voiceover for Rattlers, Peepers & Snappers documentary by Jim Andrews and Peregrine Productions 
  • Featured content in DIY Lakes App by Lawrence Hall of Science