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Ansonia Nature Center December Calendar of Events

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401

Telephone: 203-736-1053/Email: ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org

 

117TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT – Saturday, Dececember 17, 12:30 pm

This annual survey provides important data to assess the increase or decline of avian populations worldwide.  After an early morning start, the New Haven Bird Club will stop at the Nature Center for lunch at 12:30.  Be ready to join members of the club to look and listen along the park’s trails.  For adults.  FREE.

DRUM IN THE WINTER – Saturday, December 17, 5 pm

True winter begins on December 21!  On that day we’ll have a full fifteen hours of darkness!  Since June, the days have been getting shorter, but from now on, the reverse will be true.  We’ll stoke the fire pit, so bring your drum and other percussion instruments, and warm yourself with good fellowship.  Ranger Dawn will lead us.  FREE, but bring a canned food item for our local homeless shelter.

WINTER NATURE DAYS – Tuesday–Thursday, December 27–29, 10 am–2 pm

For children who love the outdoors and wildlife.  These popular educational classes are designed for children 5 to 10 years old.  We’ll have a chance to explore the park’s 150 acres and visit a variety of habitats.  Come join new and old friends, play games, create beautiful and useful items using natural objects, and even go for a sled ride if we have snow.  TUITION:  $30/day ($90 for all 3 days) for priority students (Ansonia residents and current family-level FANCI members); $35/day ($105 for all 3 days) all others.  Please come in to register in advance by December 16.

JANUARY 2017

NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKE – Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10 am

Bring a healthy start to your new year at the Nature Center.  Our ranger will conduct this brisk walk while you learn a little about the local Flora and Fauna.

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