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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

June 2019

Attracting Pollinators to your Garden

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Saturday, June 15, 1 - 2:30 pm Join Farmer Craig to learn which flowers to plant in your garden to attract native pollinators which will help increase production. You will leave knowing what flowers to plant and why. Meets in the JX Barn at Coogan Farm. Members: $17, Nonmembers: $20

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Nature Night Out

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Saturday, June 15 , 5:30 - 8:30 pm Everyone deserves a night out! Have an evening out while your kids, ages 5-12, spend the evening at the Nature Center. Each month we’ll explore a new theme through games, activities, meeting live animals and a night hike. We’ll have pizza for dinner and round out the evening with s’mores around the campfire. Please be dressed for the weather and bring a flashlight! Meets at DPNC. Members: $25.50 per child per class,…

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“Of the Birds…” Book Talk with Stanley Kolber

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Join DPNC and Bank Square Books for an evening of conversation with local author and photographer Stanley M. Kolber. Enjoy a preview of images from his book “Of the birds according to their kinds”, and hear what inspired his career change from practicing law to photography. “Of the birds according to their kinds” is filled with artistically rendered photographs and engaging prose, not a field guide, but a path to greater respect for…

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BEE-inspired to Cook

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Honey is a versatile ingredient for sweet or savory cooking. Learn tips and recipes for cooking with honey and have fun sampling different types! This program is suitable for adults and families with children 7 and up. Meets in the Lattner Kitchen at Coogan Farm. Members: $10.20, Nonmembers: $12

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Hike the Peace Sanctuary

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Peace Sanctuary, 233 River Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Free

Wednesday, June 19, 9 - 10 am Start the morning off a relaxing walk at the Peace Sanctuary. We’ll stroll the hillside enjoying the day and admiring the beautiful view of the Mystic River. Meet at the bottom of the driveway by Peace Sanctuary on River Road in Mystic. This program is suited for adults and older interested children. Members and Nonmembers: FREE

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Drawing Pollinators

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 - 8 pm Learn to draw some of our most important insects, pollinators! Bumblebees, honey bees and butterflies will all be explored. This class is suitable for adults and all levels of artists. Basic materials will be provided. Feel free to bring any medium that you would like to work in. Meets in the JX Barn at Coogan Farm. Pre-registration required. Members: $21.25, Nonmembers: $25

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Pollinator Walk at Coogan Farm

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Free

Thursday, June 20, 10 - 11 am Explore the trails of Coogan Farm looking for different pollinators. We will spend time in the Giving Garden and along the trails looking for different species of butterflies and bees. This program is suitable for adults and families. Meets at Coogan Farm. Members and Nonmembers: FREE

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Bee Hotels

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Friday, June 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Learn about our native pollinators and create a home for them in your yard. We’ll provide all the materials to attract a wide variety of solitary bees to help pollinate your plants. This program is suitable for families. Meets at the JX Barn. Members: $17 per bee hotel, Nonmembers: $20 per bee hotel

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Ladybug Luncheon

June 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Saturday, June 22, 11:30 am - 1 pm Put on your favorite polka dots and join us for a ladybug luncheon! Learn about one of our favorite insects and create a special lady bug craft to bring home. Please pack a picnic lunch to enjoy, and finish this fun program by releasing over 35,000 ladybugs in the Giving Garden! Meets at JX Barn, at Coogan Farm. This program is for families. Members: $4.25 per person, Nonmembers: $5 per person

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Pollinator Movement

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Saturday, June 22, 1 - 3 pm Free to just see the art along the trails After examining amazing insect art along the trails of Coogan Farm for inspiration, learn to make your own in the JX Barn. This program is suited for adults and families. Members: $10.20 per craft, Nonmembers: $12 per craft

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Hike and Tour of Denison Homestead

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Rd
Mystic, 06355 United States
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Saturday, June 22, 1 - 3 pm Land shapes our history. Join us on this special hike to learn how the local environment and history evolved together as we explore the property surrounding DPNC and hear stories of the Denisons during a tour of the Homestead. This program is suited for adults and older interested children. Meets at DPNC. Members and Nonmembers: $10 per person

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Birding Around The Mulberry Tree

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Wednesday, June 26, 8 - 10 am Join us for a relaxed morning of birdwatching as the birds come to us. The fruit of the Red Mulberry tree (Morus rubra) attracts a variety of songbirds and woodpeckers. We will enjoy coffee or tea and a few breakfast treats while we watch the birds enjoy their feast. We may also take a short side-trip to a beaver marsh to look for nesting herons. Directions provided upon registration. Members: $10.20 Nonmembers: $12

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Rocks Rock!

June 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Wednesday, June 26, 12:30 - 3:30 pm Have your children, ages 8 and up, spend a rocking afternoon at the Nature Center. We will examine amazing mineral specimens, wander the trails looking for interesting geological formations, play games and create a fossil to bring home. Bring a water bottle, snack and wear sturdy shoes for exploring rock formations. Meets at DPNC. Members: $17, Nonmembers: $20

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Drawing in Plein Air

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Wednesdays, June 26, 6:30 - 8 pm Summer is a wonderful time to draw outside. Each week we will focus on different techniques to render the landscape in pencil and other dry media. This class is suitable for adults and all levels of artists. Basic materials will be provided. Feel free to bring any medium that you would like to work in. Pre-registration required. Meets in JX Barn at Coogan Farm. Members: $21.25 per class, Nonmembers: $25 per class

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Fireflies

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Thursday, June 27, 7:45 - 9 pm Join us to enjoy nature’s fireworks! After an introduction to the amazing world of fireflies, we’ll walk the trails watching for fireflies and listening to night insects. Meets at Coogan Farm. Members $6.80 per person, Nonmembers: $8 per person

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Nature Creation Station

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Sunday, June 30, 10 am - 12 pm Spend the morning at Coogan Farm. Stop by the J.X. Barn for an inclusive, open art studio for families with children of all abilities. Our naturalists / artists will be on hand to provide project inspiration and materials to create your own masterpiece. After making art, spend time hiking the trails to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. Meets in JX Barn at Coogan Farm. Pre-registration required. Members and Nonmembers: FREE through…

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