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Goodwin Forest Conservation Center

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23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
860 455-9534

June 2018

Discover Goodwin Forest Youth Series: Turtles

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Registration is Required All children must be accompanied by an adult for this program. Join Master Naturalist Lynn Kochiss and guest expert Bill Powers as we explore the world of painted turtles. Bill will help you learn how to identify turtles and their habitat.. He will also discuss diet, predation, and some turtle behaviors that might surprise you! Weather permitting, we  will go to the pond to view painted turtles in the wild. Bring your binoculars if you have them.…

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Soils: The World beneath Our Feet

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Registration is Required Learn how Connecticut's past, present, and future are shaped by its soils! Join conservation scientist Kip Kolesinskas as he walks us through the world beneath our feet. Connecticut is home to a rich diversity of soil resources which impact our state in various ways from land use patterns to forest vegetation. Learn about some basic soil properties, how the use and management of our soil resources will shape our future, and what steps you can take to better manage soils…

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Dragons and Damsels

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Dragonflies have been alive since the Carboniferous period. Now they are a fraction of their original size, and and ready to be netted up and observed. These impressive predators are nothing short of amazing. Come join Michael Grady as we soar into the world of dragonflies. 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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July 2018

Edible Wild Plants and Fungi of Summer: Lecture and Walk with The 3 Foragers

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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$5 – $10

$5 FGF or CFPA members/$10 non-members Registration Required The summer months are a bounty of ripe berries, nectar-laden edible flowers, amazing edible plants along the seashore, and edible mushrooms carpeting the forest floor after warm, rainy days. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of summer, from beach plums to invasive wineberries, including some of the choice summer fungi like chanterelles and the myriad of pored Boletes. Join The 3 Foragers as they teach the edible…

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