Firefly Hunt

Discover the beauty of bioluminescence with this guided hike through our fields and meadows! Follow Ranger Evelyn looking for glowworms in the leaf litter, and end the hike with a show by beetles in the Lampyridae family, better known as fireflies. All ages welcome. FEE: $3 per person.Please register in advance at Wear shoes […]


Explore Redwing Pond

Join the Nature Center staff for a fun-filled morning catching frogs and other inhabitants of the redwing pond.  We will start inside with a brief discussion on what types of vertebrates and invertebrates inhabit the pond and learn how to identify them.  Borrow our collection equipment and help us catch, observe and release these interesting […]


Bats in the Park

Come to the Nature Center and join us on a hike around the pond and through our trails to observe Connecticut’s native bats.  You’ll get a chance to view them during their most active time in the park while learning about the different species of bats, their anatomy, diet, and overall importance to the ecosystem.  […]


Themed Hike: Trees of Connecticut

Join ranger Evelyn and learn about the trees of our local woodlands.  Learn how to identify trees by their bark, branches, and leaves.  Hear stories of people who have used wood for many different things over the years.  You will explore trails that transverses a variety of habitats.  This educational hike will be for all […]