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Creatures of Long Island Sound

This is a great weekend family program to learn all about the creatures of Long Island Sound. We will explore the Nature Center’s saltwater tank and learn how to identify and hold common critters you will find at New England’s local beaches this summer. FREE.

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Moonlight Firefly Hike

Follow the Nature Center’s Rangers, Jeremy and Evelyn, through our fields and meadows in the moonlight, looking for Fireflies among the leaf litter and discovering the beauty of bioluminescence around you. The hike will end with a show by beetles in the Lampyridae family, better known as lightning bugs and fireflies. All ages are welcome. […]

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Bats in the Backyard

Join us at the Nature Center for a nighttime program about our local bats! Together, we will learn all about Connecticut’s bats. See our resident brown bats as you learn about their cool adaptations and their important role in our environment. Afterward, we will walk around the pond and field to see if we can […]

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Pond Exploration

Join Ranger Jeremy for a special presentation about Redwing Pond! The presentation will be a short time-lapse of the pond over the entire year. Afterward, we will explore and collect creatures as a group. Wear appropriate clothes to get wet and dirty for all ages. Click the button below to register for this FREE family […]

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Moonlight Night Hike

Enjoy an evening with your family during this moonlight hike, allowing us to view the Sturgeon Moon. The Native American fishing tribes are credited for naming this Moon since sturgeon, a large Great Lakes fish, was most readily caught during this month. Join our staff on a hike in our meadows to watch for this […]

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Themed Sunday Walk 1: Migratory Bird Walk (Adults)

Back-to-school season for us means returning to wintering grounds for migratory birds. Join Ranger Evelyn for an early–morning walk at 8:00 a.m. geared towards adults, or join us for a family bird walk at 1:00 p.m. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair. Wear appropriate shoes and dress for the weather. Click the button below […]

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Themed Sunday Walk 2: Migratory Bird Walk (Family walk)

Back-to-school season for us means returning to wintering grounds for migratory birds. Join Ranger Evelyn for an early–morning walk at 8:00 a.m. geared towards adults, or join us for a family bird walk at 1:00 p.m. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair. Wear appropriate shoes and dress for the weather. Click the button below […]

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Stewardship Series: Nix the Knotweed

Join the Nature Center’s Land Stewards Team and help us in our 3-year effort to restore the park’s land. Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant and a threat to our Nature Center habitats and waterways. We will gather as a team to do a carbohydrate starvation cut to select sensitive knotweed-infested areas. Please bring loppers […]

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Family Organic Gardening

The ANC will be continuing family-friendly activities in our organic garden. Learn about growing a variety of fruits and vegetables. Dress appropriately; keep in mind you will get water and soil on your clothing. FREE, with the potential to take home fresh produce! Click the button below to register for this family program.

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