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.

Creatures of the Night at Bauer Park Saturday 9/5 at 8:30pm


Ever wonder who is responsible for all the chirps you hear at night? Head over to Bauer Park this Saturday night (9/5) at 8:30pm to join author John Himmelman for a walk through the park. You’ll learn how to identify different insects by both sight and sound. This program is for all ages and has no fee. Don’t forget a flashlight!

Send us your pictures of the insects here!

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