4/1 Earth participation:
Annual Wildflower Walk, New London -
Friday, May 3 ~ Noon - 1:00 p.m.
(A Wildflower Walk with
Glenn Dreyer, Arboretum Director)
Donít miss the annual wildflower walk in the Edgerton and Stengle Wildflower
Garden located just south of the Laurel Walk. Bring a bag lunch to eat by the
pond, and then enjoy a 45-minute walk in this beautiful woodland garden. The
garden should be at peak bloom. Meet in the Outdoor Theater in the Native Plant
Collection on Williams Street in New London. Free. Registration suggested; call
Family Day at Florence Griswold Museum -
Saturday, May 4 ~ 10 am - 5 pmWhat is Happening in Bolleswood?, New
London - Saturday, May 4, 10 am - 11:30 am
The Museum is open free to everyone for this 10th annual
community day. It
is a great time to gather family and friends for a day of exciting programs,
great art, and beautiful views. Visitors can explore new exhibitions of art,
tour the Griswold House, and wander historic gardens; http://www.flogris.org
Walk with Professor Chad Jones. What effects
have the past sixty years of hurricanes, gypsy moth, wooly adelgid
infestations, and invasions of exotic plants had on the Bolleswood Natural
Area, located west of the Native Plant Collection and the pond? This area was
established for research and teaching purposes in 1952 on seventy-five acres of
land that included hemlock and hardwood forests, a ravine and stream, abandoned
pastures, and shrubland. Every ten years since that time, faculty and student
research teams have performed detailed inventories of all the plant life along
four 20Ē◊1000Ē strips of ground through this site. In this guided walk, Chad
Jones will discuss some of the results from the 2012 survey and some of the
changes in Bolleswood that have taken place during the past sixty years. Wear
sturdy walking shoes, and be prepared to clamber over an occasional fallen
tree. Meet at the main gate of the Native Plant Collection Williams Street.
Registration required. Free. To register call 860-439-5060.
Family Earth Day, Hungerford Park, New
Britain - Saturday, May 4 ~ 11am - 2 pm
Reptiles; 12:30 Birds of Prey; TrailWalks; Special Nature Presentations; Lunch
Items for Sale; Animal Programs; Crafts for Kids; Adults $4, Children $2 (under
2 free); Free to Members. www.newbritainyouthmuseum.com
Early Morning Bird Walk - Hammonassett Beach
State Park, Madison ~ Sunday, May 5 @ 6 am
Nature Center; Meet for a guided bird walk near the beach. Spotting scopes and
experts will be available to help ID birds; an easy walk for all ages; Russ
Miller, Director: Meigs Point Nature Center 860-462-9643 or 203-245-8743; email@example.com; Bring binoculars and dress for the
weather. No dogs please.
Recycled and Green Craft Ideas
Click on the link below to view a variety of craft ideas that you can make by recycling items that you may have in your home. Join our mission and become a better steward of God's creation!
GREEN CRAFT IDEAS
CALLING ALL GREETING CARDS!
The Green Team is collecting all occasion greeting cards which will be sent to the St. Jude Ranch for Children. They recycle your used cards and create new holiday and greeting cards for any occasion. At the moment they have an increased need for both Birthday and Thank You card donations.
For more information about St. Jude Ranch for Children, visit their website http://www.stjudesranch.org/shop/recycled-card-program, where you can also purchase some of the recycled cards!