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!
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.
Head out on Saturday from 9am-3pm for an easy paddle around the Pawcatuck River with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. You will see the Bradford Dam then head downstream to Potter Hill. The trip is one way, and there will be a return shuttle at the end. This event is ideal for families with older children. Be sure to pre-register by calling 860-536-1216.
Bring you kids by on Saturday from 5:30-8:30 for a night with nature! Dinner will be provided, followed by fun activities both indoors and outside such as a hike or stories inside. The night will end with s’mores by the fire. Be sure to send your child with appropriate clothes for being outside and a flashlight! This program is ideal for children ages 5-12. Fees are $25.50/member child and $12.75/extra sibling, or $30/nonmember child and $15/extra sibling. Be sure to pre-register by calling the center at 860-536-1216.
Bring your curious kids over to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for a fun class in exploring the creatures of the forest. Each Saturday morning class from 9:30-10:30am features a different animal such as frogs, butterflies, turtles, and more! There will be a story, a craft, and an outdoor activity in the meadows, forests, and ponds. This event is ideal for families with children under 6 years old. There is a fee of $8.50 for members and $10 for non-members. be sure to pre-register by calling the center at 860-536-1216.
Head out to the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center on Saturday (8/1) at 10am for a hike! On this hike you will learn about the different animals that live in fields, forests, and ponds. This program is great for kids ages 5 and up, and there is a fee of $7 per kid. Make sure to pre-register here!
Join the Connecticut Butterfly Association on Saturday August 1st from 10am-12pm for a nature walk to observe butterflies in Bauer Park. Don’t forget to wear protective clothes and shoes. This event is free, and no registration is required!
Interested in how you can decorate clothes and fabric using only plants? Head out to the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center Saturday, August 1st at 10am to join fiber artists Dawn Sotir and Jody Bishel in a fun lesson in naturally dying fibers. They will lead a short hike to identify plants that can be used for dyeing, then perform a demonstration. There is a fee of $8 per person, and be sure to pre-register by calling the center at (203) 736-1053.
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Head on over to Session Woods this Saturday (7/18) at 1:30pm to learn about butterflies! Join Wildlife Division Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro to learn how to identify the many butterflies in Connecticut. The program will meet in the classroom in the exhibit room in Education Center, then move outside to use your new knowledge to identify butterflies around Session Woods. Be sure to pre-register by calling 860-424-3011 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.