Outdoor and Gardening Programs

Field-Based Bird Walk at Barn Island

Saturday, Feb. 18 @ 1:00 PM 

Meet us with an educator from The Connecticut Audubon Society for a field-based bird walk at Barn Island. We will meet at the boat launch parking lot at 249 Palmer Neck Rd, Pawcatuck, CT 06379. This walk is in prepartion for the Great Backyard Bird Count! Get ready to participate from February 17-20 with the Merlin Bird ID app.

Every February, people from around the world contribute data in one of the largest citizen science projects in the world. It’s easy to participate in the Great Backyard Bird count and you can do it anywhere you find birds! Learn how to participate in the count as well as identify birds by sight and sound with Conservation and Education Coordinator, Joe Attwater.  Then take that knowledge and count birds in your own backyard!

This program is co-sponsored by the Stonington Free Library.

Registration is required to attend this program. Space is limited; please only register if you know you can attend. In the event of a waiting list, we will call to confirm your attendance.

 

Digital Program: The Ins and Outs of Watering

Saturday, Feb. 11 @ 9:00 AM

This program is part of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center's Regenerative Gardening Program Series with Craig Floyd, Farm Manager of DPNC Coogan Farm. The series is also sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut Community Garden Association and supported by regional libraries.

The Ins and Outs of Watering
While we are all conscious of the quality of our drinking water, you may not be aware of the quality of the water we are giving to our plants. In some cases, poor water quality can cause plants to discolor, become stunted or grow irregularly. Learn about the importance of a water test, water hardness and how to make your city water plant friendly.

Registration is required to attend this meeting.

 

Digital Program: Edible Wild Plants and Fungi of Spring

Thursday, March 16 at 6:00 PM 

As the warmer temperatures and longer days of spring unfold, many tender, young edible shoots, plants, flowers, and even a few fungi awaken a forager’s senses and delight. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of spring, from invasive bamboo shoots to the lemony tang of fresh wood sorrel, including some of the early edible fungi of the season. Join The 3 Foragers as they discuss the edible plants and fungi of spring, with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow.

Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation on the day of the program.

 

Digital Program: Foliar Teas, Brews and IMO Collection

Saturday, March 11 @ 9:00 AM

This program is part of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center's Regenerative Gardening Program Series with Craig Floyd, Farm Manager of DPNC Coogan Farm. The series is also sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut Community Garden Association and supported by regional libraries.

Foliar Teas, Brews and IMO Collection
Get an overview of farming in a centuries-old natural way in this introduction to Korean Natural Farming practices. Learn easy ways to boost microorganisms and how they can provide your garden with nutrients, while boosting production and increasing your insect pest protection at little to no cost to you. 

Registration is required to attend this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.