Tag Archive for Saturday

Farmington Valley Butterfly Count and Walk at the Roaring Brooking Nature Center (Canton), this Saturday, July 11 at 7:30am


Join the Roaring Brook Nature Center on July 11th in their annual butterfly survey sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association! The counting will start at 7:30 at the Nature Center parking lot. At 1:30, there will be a butterfly educational program and walk. Be prepared to spend time walking outside. There is a fee of $3 for members and $6 for non-members. The rain date is July 12. Be sure to call the center for more information at 860-693-0263.

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Three Guided Canoe Tours at the CT Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point this summer


Come explore the Charles E. Wheeler Salt Marsh in a guided canoe tour with the CT Audubon Society. The marsh has a wealth of birds, wildlife, and beautiful views. Dates for the tours are July 18th (12:15pm-2:45pm), August 1st (11:30am-2pm), and August 29 (10:15am-12:45pm). Make sure to pack a lunch or snack, plenty of water, and wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet! Canoes and equipment will be provided. Inclement weather (such as wind or rain) may cause the trip to be cancelled so make sure to call the Coastal Center for information before at (203) 878-7440. Be sure to pre-register as spots fill up quickly. 

To rent a Coastal Center canoe the fees are:
CAS Members $27/person, $69/canoe (3 people)
Non-members $35/person, $95/canoe (3 people)

To use your own canoe fees are:
$20 CAS Members, $30 Non-members

Get all the details on their website

(Image courtesy of CT Audubon)

Wilderness Survival: Fire Making at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center this Saturday (6/27) at 2pm


Head over the the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center on Saturday, June 27th at 2pm to learn some valuable wilderness skills! Ranger Jessica will be teaching the group how to build a fire with natural resources found outside, like bark and dead branches. This event is free, but make sure to register by calling the center at 203-736-1053. 

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Little Fairies, Big Magic at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, this Saturday at 2pm

cyril-w-linked-rings-clisakereszi-3Head out to the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center for a unique magic show this Saturday, June 20th at 2pm! Cyril the sorcerer will be performing an act with an environmental focus, specifically about protecting the wilderness and natural habitats. Come experience the magic at this free family program. Be sure to register by calling the center at 203-736-1053.

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(Image courtesy of Lisa Kereszi)

WILD! Feeding at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center every Saturday this summer at 12:30pm


Every Saturday this summer from 12:30pm-1pm, head out to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and help feed the animals housed there. Discover what the animals like to eat and help prepare their diet. This event is free for all children, but make sure to grab a spot early (any time after 10am day of) as only 20 kids can help each week. This program is every Saturday from June 6th through August 22 (except the Fourth of July).  

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National Trails Day is this Saturday, June 6th!


The American Hiking Society’s annual National Trails Day is this Saturday, June 6th! There are fun events happening all around Connecticut including hiking, birding, trail maintenance, paddling, and much more! Check out some of these fun events:

Northwest Park National Trails Day – Hiking is for the Birds!

Guided Hike of Great Pond Reserve 

National Trails Day Hikes at Session Woods

East Haddam River Paddle

Also be sure to check out The National Trail’s Day event search and The Connecticut Forest and Parks Association’s list of weekend events!

Be sure to let us know what you thought of the events! 

Garden Poetry Day at Bauer Park, Saturday May 30th


This Saturday (May 30) from 2-5pm, explore your inner poet at the Bauer Farming Project! Come decorate the gardens with your own haikus and cinquian poems. This event is free and for all ages. There will be lemonade and fresh herb tea. No need to register, but check out their website

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Be sure to send us your pictures and poems!

Image courtesy of Bauer Park