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DPNC Introduces ‘Family Backpack’ Program

07 Jul 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in DPNC

With more than 10 miles of trails to hike at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Coogan Farm, there are hundreds of trees, plants, flowers, grasses, birds, insects and more to identify. Thanks to a grant from Northeast Utilities, visitors  can bring along a pack…

Nature Camp Week 4: Independence!

03 Jul 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

It was a 4-day week for Nature Camp, as the Fourth of July holiday on Friday meant no camp. But we wanted to make sure we celebrated our nation’s birthday in a nature way all week long, with hikes, a picnic, games, crafts and an…

New Steps To Council Rock

02 Jul 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in DPNC

Council Rock is an awesome glacial erratic on the Nature Center property that, legend has it, was host to Native American tribal councils hundreds of years ago. It is certainly a highlight for hikers along our Forest Loop, and some Nature Center staff and volunteers…

Nature Camp Week 3: Rocks, Bugs, Games

29 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

Week 3 at Nature Camp was a buzz of activity, as our Ducklings, Chipmunks, Eagles, Investigators, Explorers, Naturalists, Adventurers, Dinosaur Diggers, and Fishermen painted rocks, studied insects, pond life, meadows, forests, and took field trips to places including the beach and Brownstone Quarry. Campers also…

Native Butterfly & Moth House is Open!

27 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Animals

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Native Butterfly and Moth House was opened for the season on Friday July 27, with the release of dozens of butterflies and moths. Many of our day campers and some visiting children released the butterflies and moths. Two of our…

UWSECT Day of Action Transforms Giving Garden

23 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Volunteer Spotlight

The United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Day of Giving at Coogan Farm on Monday June 23 was transformative for The Giving Garden. By the end of the day, three plots of the garden were on schedule to be completed and ready for planting. Between 75 and…

Nature Camp Week 2: Fun in the Sun

20 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

The weather was much more cooperative for Week 2 of Nature Camp, as the sun shone on our Chipmunks, Eagles, Investigators, Explorers, Naturalists and Adventurers every day except Thursday. There were hikes, pond dipping, scavenger hunts, games, fort building, animals, and field trips were taken….

Contest: Name Those Birds!

18 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Animals

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has three new resident birds, and we need the public’s help to name them. A broadwing hawk, a barred owl and a screech owl have all become permanent residents of the Nature Center in the last few months, two because…

Butterfly House Getting Ready for Butterflies

17 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Animals

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Native Butterfly House is being prepped for a new season of butterflies. Two of our educators, Amy Stich and Suzanne Burns, have been hard at work clearing the overgrowth and planting new plants to support the butterflies. First opened in…