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Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

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September 2019

Jazz Night on the Patio

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
$25.00 35 tickets left

Enjoy an intimate night at Great Hollow with live jazz performed by the BnB Jazz Trio, along with complimentary wine and cheese, and s’mores roasted over the fire. The BnB Jazz Trio is a modern working jazz group based out of the Hudson Valley that covers standards by many greats, such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk. Tickets are a donation of $25 per person. All proceeds go towards furthering Great Hollow’s mission to protect land…

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Herrick Trail Hike

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Herrick Trail Preserve Sherman, CT 06784 United States + Google Map

Join us to discover one of Sherman's best-kept secrets - the Herrick Trail. Managed by the Naromi Land Trust, the Herrick Trail begins from one of the northernmost points of Sherman and connects with the Appalachian Trail in Kent. We will learn about the interesting history of this area, admire large rock outcrops sprouting with mountain laurel and high-bush blueberry, and look for signs of wildlife while we trek our way through shady hemlock and oak stands. This beautiful spot…

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Kid’s Nature Night – Absurd Adaptations

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Kids' Nature Night is back for a whole new season! Join our Education Coordinator, Sena, for this first program in the series that is all about the amazingly weird and seemingly absurd adaptations that some plants and animals have to survive. We’ll start our evening off by cooking dinner over a campfire, and then dive into the awesome world of exploding ants, disgusting disguises, masters of camouflage, zombie fungi, killer plants, and gulping eyeballs! We’ll take a short hike, play…

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October 2019

Fall Foliage Hike

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

Enjoy the fall foliage with us and our friends from FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp) as we hike to the northern portions of Great Hollow and the scenic overlook in the neighboring Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area. Our hike will begin at the trail-head for Great Hollow’s purple trail off of Hardscrabble Road and traverse through second-growth forest and thickets of mountain laurel. We’ll then finish at an overlook that provides beautiful views of Great Hollow in fall foliage. We’ll…

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