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Wildflower Ramble and Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday April 25, 11 a.m. ramble, 12 – 12:30 p.m. lunch
  Each year, in memory of one of our founding Board members, Helen Hermes, we take a leisurely stroll down our stream-side trail to discover some of her favorite spring ephemerals. Trout Lily, Rue Anemone, Dutchmen’s Breeches, Trillium, and Spring Beauties will all be here to greet you! Bring a brown bag lunch and share happy conversations on our balcony as you look out over the pastures.
    Free thanks to the Schroeder Education Fund

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Ladies Fly Casting Class

Saturday April 28, 1 – 2 p.m.
  Join Program Director, Tim Laughlin, and learn how to fly cast. Fly-fishing is becoming a very popular sport for ladies. Once you learn these basics, obtain a State of CT fishing license and a fly fishing rod
and reel, you will be ready to go fishing!

Space is limited
    $15 per member, $20 per non-member

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Forest Therapy Walk with Jennifer Salkin

Tuesday May 1, 9:30 a.m.
  Join Jennifer, a certified leader of ShinrinYoku walks through the Association for Nature and Forest Therapy Guides, for a walk on our property. Health benefits come not through exercise, but through focus on our senses to develop an immediate connection with the forest. This is a very relaxed, slow, mindful way of walking that has many proven health benefits.
    $10 per member, $15 per non-member

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Why Compost Your Household Food Scraps?
How to turn food waste into a valuable resource! (NEW)

Thursday May 3, 7 – 8 p.m.
   Join Nick Skeadas, founder of Curbside Compost, as he shares the importance of creating compost and how his work makes it user friendly and beneficial to participate in his curbside program.

     $10 per member, $15 per non-member

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Birding & Breakfast with Miley Bull

Monday May 7, 7 – 9 a.m.
  Miley is one of a kind, a well-known ornithologist, a world traveler, a raconteur, and CT Audubon Society’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation. Please join us for a fascinating morning in search of the Farm’s warblers, bluebirds, swallows, and other feathered residents. A delicious breakfast awaits you when you return to the Learning Center.
    $10 per member, $15 per non-member

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


The History of Calendars: Columbus was not the only one to use the stars! (NEW)

Wednesday May 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
   Join Fordham University astronomy professor Hans Minnich and learn about the history of the calendar, how it got started and how it evolved into what we have today. Did you know that the natural units for timekeeping used by most historical societies are the day, the solar year and the lunation? Come learn more about this fascinating topic!

     $10 per member, $15 per non-member

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Knitting Children’s Hats

Wednesday May 16, 7 – 9 p.m.
  Would you like to make a pumpkin hat or a hat with a farm animal or strawberry on it?
Join veteran knitter Mary Pat Cieri and create a unique hat that will delight a special child in your life. Pattern choices will be provided at registration, we ask that you bring the necessary materials with you and Mary Pat will provide the how-tos!
    $20 per member, $25 per non-member

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Join us for a Bobcat Talk! Have you seen a bobcat at your house? (NEW)

Thursday May 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  We are delighted to welcome back one of our favorite wildlife biologists, Melissa Ruszczyk, from the State of CT DEEP Wildlife Division and will share information about the work that is being done within our state regarding bobcats. “As top predators, it is important to monitor their population because their presence affects many other species including competing predators, prey species and animals in direct competition with prey” -Brandon Bernhardt, CT DEEP Wildlife Division.

    $10 per member, $15 per non-member

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.