Surveying Winter Birds

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Calling all birders! Did you know Great Hollow has been a sponsor of the Connecticut Bird Atlas since 2018? The Bird Atlas is a massive statewide project led by UConn and DEEP to map the distribution and land-cover associations of all bird species that occur in Connecticut. Nearly all of the data that go into the project
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Think Small!

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

How do small mammals like chipmunks, moles, and voles survive the winter? Where do they live and what do they eat? In this Saturday drop-off program, we will learn all about the winter adaptations of small mammals. We'll hike into the woods to learn about their habitats, experiment with insulation techniques, look for tracks if
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Wolf Moon Hike

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Enjoy a moonlit, guided hike up to Great Hollow's waterfall with our naturalist, John Foley, and learn what this month's "Wolf Moon" is all about. We'll look and listen for owls and other nocturnal animals while taking in the beauty of a forest that's bathed in moonlight. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring a flashlight
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Wine and DIY Night: Galentines Heart Wreaths

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Adults, join us for an evening of crafting and conversation with our next DIY & Wine night. In this workshop you'll learn how to make your own Valentine's Day heart rag wreath and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Please feel free to bring your own wine, beer, or whatever you like to enjoy while crafting. Registration is $35
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Winter Tree and Shrub Identification

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Identifying trees by their leaves can be easy, but how do you tell one species from another during the 6 months that trees in the Northeast have no leaves? Come down to Great Hollow on Saturday, February 13 when our naturalist, John Foley, will teach some basic skills for identifying trees and shrubs during the
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