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Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center Events – February 2022

Location for all events:  10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia

Contact:  203-736-1053 or ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org

Valentine Workshop at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

Event Name:   Eco Art & Upcycle Valentine Workshop

Date:         Saturday, February 12, 2022

Time:         1:30 pm

Admission: FREE

Create gifts for your loved ones out of recycled materials.  Up-cycle an old honey bottle into a colorful, mesmerizing sensory jar for your “beary-special” someone this Valentine’s Day (or make one just for fun!).  Supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring small odds and ends, such as beads and buttons, if you’d like.  This will be a fun day to share with your family and friends!  Register at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org for this FREE program.  For all ages.

Tracking Class at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

Event Name:  Fresh Tracks

Date:         Sunday, February 13, 2022

Time:  1:00 pm

Admission:  FREE

Join Ranger Jeremy on a walk through snow-covered trails and discover some fascinating tracks.  You will learn about local wildlife and how to identify different native species by their imprints and other signs left behind.  Wear good boots and extra layers for this outdoor program.  For ages 6 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult).  Please register ahead at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org.

Fly Fishing Class at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

Event Name:  Introduction to Fly Fishing with Paul Dinice

Date:         Friday, February 18, 2022

Time:  7:00 pm

Admission:  FREE

This free program covers all the essentials for beginners on how to Fly Fish.  It will be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation as well as a ‘hands-on’ display of the items below.  The program includes:  – Gear and equipment needed – Line, leader, and tippet setup – Life cycle of May Flies and Caddis – Fishing techniques and review of streamer fishing, nymphing, wet fly fishing, and dry fly fising – Salt Water Fly Fishing in New England and the gear, equipment, and techniques needed.  The program will also include a brief overview of fly tying and the flies needed for fresh and saltwater fly fishing.  Email to ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org to register for this free program.  Space is limited.

“Dedicated to creating a lifelong connection to nature.”  Our mission is to foster environmental stewardship that connects our communities to the natural world of the Lower Naugatuck River Valley, and balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation.  Our 156-acre nature preserve is located at 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT.  For more information, visit ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org.

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