RESCHEDULED Maple Syrup Family Event

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Maple syrup season has arrived! Come to Great Hollow and learn all about making maple syrup right in your backyard. No fancy evaporator systems here; just a hot open fire to gather around for good conversation and to watch the process of boiling sap into syrup, or as the old-timers call it, “liquid gold.” We’ll
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Weekday Drop-off: Wake Up!

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Spring is just around the corner and many hibernators are about to come out of their long winter sleep! Join us in this after school program in which we follow the amazing journeys of bears, garter snakes, bats, and other hibernators, as they navigate the world in early spring.  Best suited for children ages 6-12.
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DIY and Wine Night: Easter 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 Easter burlap wreath complete with a distressed finish wooden accent. No previous experience necessary. Please feel free to bring your own wine, beer, or whatever you like to
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Weekday Drop-off: Shamrock Celebration

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Join us as we celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with a celebration of the Irish natural world! From the astounding landscapes to the many creatures - both real and mythical! - we will explore the similarities and differences between the Connecticut landscape and the Emerald Isle. Best suited for children ages 6-12. Registration is $15 for
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Weekday Drop-off: Seeds and Spring

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Spring is upon us! One of the first signs of spring is the re-emergence of plants. In this after school program, we’ll learn all about the amazing adaptations of seeds, plants, and their life cycles, before trying our hand at planting some seeds of our own!  Best suited for children ages 6-12. Registration is $15
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Photography “Open Screen Night”

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

The Great Hollow Photographers Club invites all local photographers to participate in a virtual "Open Screen Night" via Zoom on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7 pm. Open Screen Night is not limited to nature images. All subjects and genres are welcome, and can include street, architecture, composites, portraits, macro, still life, underwater, etc. Anything
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First Signs of Spring Hike

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Join our naturalist John Foley and members of Friends of the Great Swamp for a special (almost) spring hike. We'll explore the fields and forests of Great Hollow in search of early blooming, spring ephemeral wildflowers, learn some helpful tips for spring plant and tree identification, and keep our eyes and ears open for any
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A Great Hollow Easter Egg Hunt!

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Join us for an Easter celebration at Great Hollow!  In addition to an egg hunt, we will decorate eggs, make simple baskets, and learn all about the natural world in the spring! Registration is $20 for non-members and $15 for members, and includes all supplies. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and face
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Weekday Drop-off: Rabbit Romp

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Did you know Connecticut is home to two species of rabbits and only one of them is native? Join us for this after school program in which we learn all about the invasive eastern cottontail and the threatened New England cottontail!  Best suited for children ages 6-12. Registration is $15 for non-members and $10 for
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