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Kids’ Wild Winter Series, Part 1: Hibernation Hike

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this first part of our kids' Wild Winter series that's all about the fascinating ecology of the New England winter. It may be hard to believe, but the natural world is up to amazing things during the winter. Our Wild Winter series is a continuous program designed to encourage outdoor learning and scientific exploration of the natural world during the chilly winter months ahead. In our first program, Hibernation Hike, we will venture into the woods and…

“Open Screen” Day for Local Photographers

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you have five minutes' worth of great photos to project onto the Big Screen to share with your friends and neighbors? Or would you simply like to come enjoy a series of presentations by local photographers of their favorite photos? Each photographer will have five minutes to show his or her photos on the big screen, talk about them, and answer questions from the audience.  They could be from a trip, could be your favorite nature photos, could be…

“Cold Moon” Hike

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come enjoy the last full moon of the year with our naturalist, John Foley, as we take a casual hike through Great Hollow's moon-lit woods and look and listen for creatures of the night. We'll find out why this month's moon is known on the lunar calendar as the "Cold Moon" or "Long Night Moon." Afterwards, we will warm up by a fire and make s'mores. Please wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather, and don’t forget to bring…

Kids’ Wild Winter series, Part 2: Living Lichens

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what those funny-looking things are that grow on the sides of trees? They're lichens! Lichens are actually two different organisms - a fungus and either an alga or cyanobacterium - living and functioning together in a symbiotic relationship. Lichens help keep our air clean and healthy, even in the winter! In this second part of our Wild Winter series for kids, we'll head out into the woods in search of these hardy organisms, learn how to…

Moose on the Loose!

January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It is unclear whether moose ever historically occurred in Connecticut, but they sure do now! Moose have been gradually colonizing Connecticut from neighboring Massachusetts over the past few decades, with the first confirmed evidence of reproduction in the state occurring as recently as 2000. A small population has since become established, mainly in towns bordering Massachusetts. Join us for a talk by Andrew LaBonte, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection moose and deer biologist, about the history and status…

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