Monthly Archives: October 2015

Leaf Peeper Scavenger Hunt: Roaring Brook Nature Center, 10/12, 10-4


Looking for something to do on a lovely fall day during the height of leaf color? Drop in to the Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, CT between 10 am and 4 pm and head out on the trails for a fall scavenger hunt and special crafts. Apple cider and cookies will be provided. 
Scavenger hunt map will be sold in Nature Center Store for $2.00 plus admission to the Nature Center. 

No pre-registration needed.

Nature Fairies and Gnomes at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Saturday 10/10 at 10:00

2459337466_1d40352acc_oThe Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is offering a great new program throughout the year featuring Nature Fairies: “the champions of the earth!” Head over to the center on Wednesday (8/26) at 10am to hear stories about the Nature Fairies, make a creative craft, and create a fairy house outside! This program is great for kids ages 5-12 and there is a fee of $5.12 for members or $6 for nonmembers.

Click here for directions.

Send us pictures of your fairy houses here!

Pequotsepos Hikers: Devil’s Hopyard State Park, Saturday 10/10 8:30 a.m.

Chapman Falls, Devil's Hopyard State Park (photo by Tom Henthorn)

Devil’s Hopyard State Park (photo by Tom Henthorn)

Led by DPNC naturalists, the Pequotsepos Hiking Club meets twice a month, on a Tuesday and Saturday. This week, they head to Devil’s Hopyard, one of Connecticut’s most beautiful state parks, with a waterfall cascading into the eight Mile River, wooded ravines and beautiful views.  To carpool from the Mystic area, call  Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center at (860) 536-1216. Older children and babies in front or back carriers are welcome; steady rain cancels.

Make Leaf Art at Goodwin Forest, Monday 10/12, 10 a.m.

2011-10-11_9979Autumn is the perfect time of year to collect wonderfully-colored leaves. At this Connecticut Forest & Park Association program, children can collect leaves at Goodwin Forest in Hampton, CT — and then use imagination, glue and paper to  make a stunning collage of animals, scenes, or even abstract colors to take home and frame!  All materials are provided; this program is free and recommended for ages 6 and above. Rain or shine. Contact: (860) 455-9534

Creatures of the Night at Goodwin Forest, Saturday 10/10 at 1 pm


Some animals, like this gray tree frog, only come out at night.  What are these nocturnal creatures doing all night while we are sleeping?  Many of these animals are considered scary by some people, but really there is nothing to be afraid of! Find out more at this Halloween-themed family program at Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center in Hampton, CT, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.