Tag Archive for Flanders Nature Center

Marvelous Mushrooms at Flanders Nature Center Saturday (8/22) at 1pm

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Join The 3 Foragers at Flanders Nature Center on Saturday (8/22) at 1pm for a program all about mushrooms! First, listen as they give a presentation on identifying different kinds of mushrooms, then explore the Van Vleck Sanctuary hunting for wild mushrooms. Children are welcome and the program will begin at the Flanders Sugar House. Cost for Flanders members is $10 members and $15 for nonmembers. Be sure to register online at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or by calling the center at (203) 263-3711 Ext. 10. 

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Forest Faeries & Woodland Wizards Festival at Flanders Nature Center this Saturday (7/18) from 10am-3pm


Head out to the Flanders Nature Center on Saturday from 10am-3pm for a day of magic in nature! Come enjoy music, vendors, a crafts show, storytelling, a performance by the Main Street Ballet, and many other fun activities. Come in your fairy costume and march in the parade. You’re also invited to build your own Faerie/Wizard house which will be displayed during the festival. There is a fee of $5 per person (free for ages 2 and under). 

Find out more about the festival on Flanders website or by calling the center at (203) 263-3711. 

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(Image courtesy of Flanders Nature Center)

Crazy Snakeworms at Flanders Nature Center this Tuesday night at 7pm

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Come learn about the crazy snakeworms of New England at Flanders Nature Center this Tuesday, July 7th at 7pm! Join Connecticut Master Gardener and Master Composter, William Flahive, in this presentation of his research on the invasive earthworms in our own backyards. This event will take place in the Flanders Studio and there is a fee of $10 for members or $15 for nonmembers. Be sure to pre-register by calling 203-263-3711 or online

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(Image courtesy of Flanders Nature Center)

Flanders Nature Center Launches New Letterboxing Series on Their Trails


Dive into the adventurous world of letterboxing at Flanders Nature Center this summer! Start with a set of clues to find the boxes that Flanders has set up all over their trails. Once you’ve found each box, inside you’ll find a stamp which you can use to fill up a special Flanders Passport. If you find all the letterboxes, your name will live in glory on a poster in the Nature Center (and you’ll get a small prize)!

Get all the information you need to start letterboxing online or at the Nature Center office. Each trail is about 30-45 minutes long. This activity is great for families and kids of all ages. Get hunting!

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(Image courtesy of LBNA)