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Goodwin Forest Conservation Center

860 455-9534

Upcoming Events

January 2018

Winter Tree ID for Beginners

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Master Naturalist and fellow tree-observer Lynn Kochiss for a program designed to help beginners unravel the mysteries of tree identification. The first half of the program will be held inside the museum and will focus on how to use bark, twigs, and buds as clues for winter tree identification. For the second half, we will explore the area around the Conservation Center to see how many trees we can identify using these clues. Dress for the weather, including appropriate…

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Black Bears in Connecticut

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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This presentation by Paul Colburn focuses on the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, and an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population. Black bear artifacts will be shared with the audience Paul Colburn is a certified graduate of DEEP’s Master Wildlife Conservationist program.  He is trained in wildlife management, natural history, and interpretation.  With more than 65 presentations under his…

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Gardener’s Roundtable

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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This workshop is intended for gardeners of all experience levels. We share best practices and pitfalls for gardening in eastern Connecticut. These monthly workshops cover a wide-range of topics, so please come with your questions, your expertise, and your own stories of success and failure in your gardens. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or jasper.sha@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Living in Harmony with Mother Earth: East Direction

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Mohegan tribal member Chris Harris “Turtle” returns to give a more in-depth look at living in harmony with Mother Earth. Chris’s last workshop at Goodwin presented an overview of living in the 4 directions. In the coming months he will explore the 4 directions in more depth. This month, we will focus on the East direction. How does the East relate to our life? Turtle will explain how the East correlates to the medicine wheel and the cycles of life…

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Long Distance Guided Hike

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise.  Goodwin Guide Elaine Koza has completed all the New England 4000+ foot elevation hikes, and has hiked all the highest peaks in the 48 contiguous states. Elaine hikes with her Australian Sheppard, Shalee. All are welcome, including friendly leashed dogs. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or jasper.sha@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html…

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How Permaculture Practices Can Benefit Your Yard and Garden

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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This program will introduce you to permaculture practices and provide examples of how to implement them in your own gardens. Many permaculture principles save time and energy while benefiting wildlife and insects. Topics to be discussed include ways to increase efficiency and build resilience while improving soil fertility and biodiversity. When we approach gardening and yard care with the view of interconnectedness, amazing things happen! Come find out how to make Permaculture practices part of your plans for this coming spring.…

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