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Goodwin Forest Conservation Center

860 455-9534

Upcoming Events

April 2018

Phenological Walks with Carrie Crompton

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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It’s exhilarating to hear the first returning migrant birds in our area, to see the first fiddleheads unfurling, and the first ephemeral wildflowers blooming. Come out to Goodwin to discover the “firsts” of the season. We’ll be looking for fresh wildflower blooms, bud break in various trees and shrubs and bird arrivals. Carrie Crompton is a Master Naturalist with the Goodwin Conservation Center. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For…

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Youth Series: Discover Goodwin’s Vernal Pools

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Master Naturalists Lynn Kochiss and guest expert Jim Bancroft on a vernal pool quest! After a brief indoor introduction on frogs, salamanders, fairy shrimp and their habitats, we’ll venture outside to explore the vernal pools at Goodwin. Equipped with nets, buckets, and magnifiers, we’ll collect and examine a variety of critters. Jim Bancroft is a Master Naturalist and a Goodwin Conservation Center volunteer. He also monitors bluebird and kestrel nest boxes throughout Connecticut, and is on the advisory board for…

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Full Pink Moon Night Hike

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Let the full moon guide your path as you take a night hike at Goodwin State Forest. Goodwin Guide Kat Gayson will be taking you on a moonlit journey through the forest to bear witness to the changes in nature from day to night.   Join us for hot chocolate afterwards. Bring a headlamp or flashlight if desired, they are not necessary. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required…

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