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The Giving Garden Takes Shape

11 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Coogan Farm

The Giving Garden at the Nature and Heritage Center at Coogan Farm received a major boost in early June, as both a financial sponsor and a gardening sponsor were officially brought on board. The Giving Garden is a collaboration among the Nature Center, United Way…

Congratulation Graduates!

06 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Preschool

The Nature Center Preschool had its “graduation” ceremony Friday, and 24 boys and girls received certificates of excellence and gifts. Congratulations to all our graduates, and great job to those students who will be back in the fall! Thank you to all the parents and…

DPNC property part of grad student’s project

03 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Uncategorized

If you see Jeff Smith this summer out in the meadow with a big insect net sweeping his way around some cage-like apparatus, stop and ask him what he’s caught. This Yale grad student is using the Nature Center and several other local properties to…

A Foraging Walk With Author Ava Chin

26 May 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Programs

Bank Square Books and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center teamed up again on May 24, this time to take a culinary walk on the wild side. Ava Chin, author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal, joined DPNC Executive Director/Botanist Maggie…

Please Don’t Touch The Baby Animals

20 May 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Animals

Spring has sprung and that means birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians are laying eggs and having babies. This is the time of year when the phone at the Nature Center rings often, as well-meaning folks call us to report an “orphaned” baby. Though the intention…

Go Green and Bike Mystic!

19 May 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Uncategorized

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is one of nine distribution centers for Mystic Community Bikes, which means our visitors can ‘borrow’ bicycles from us to keep their healthy and green visit going as they tour Mystic. In addition, the Nature Center is proud to be…

Nature Center Opens New Flight Enclosure

09 May 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Animals

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has opened a new flight enclosure for non-releasable birds. Recently moved in are two barred owls; an American kestrel, and a female broadwing hawk that was brought to the Nature Center last September with a shoulder/wing injury. The hawk is…

Spring Cleaning Is For the Birds

01 May 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Animals

Staff and our amazing volunteers gathered at the Nature Center recently to give a good spring cleaning to our outdoor bird enclosures. Thank you everyone! It looks great!

Poetry, Pie & Preschoolers

25 Apr 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Preschool

To mark National Poetry Month, our Nature Preschoolers spent all of April learning about poetry, and writing their own. On Friday April 25, the school held its annual Poetry & Pie Day, in which the students’ work is displayed in an Enchanted Poetry Forest, and…