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Maggie Jones Appointed to CT Important Bird Areas Advisory Committee

29 May 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in DPNC

Maggie Jones, executive director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, has been appointed to the Important Bird Areas Advisory Committee by Gov. Dannel Malloy. The governor announced the creation of the committee last year. The panel of experts will serve as an advisory…

Butterfly Extravaganza Set For June 27

07 May 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in Special event

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will host its first-ever Butterfly Extravaganza from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday June 27 at the Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic. Activities include a Butterfly Parade, and the release of live butterflies, as well as the official opening of…

Nature Center Buys Tractor with Help from Region’s Rotary Clubs

21 Apr 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in DPNC

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center purchased a tractor for use on its Pequotsepos Road and Coogan Farm properties with the help of the area’s Rotary Clubs. The Rotary Clubs of Mystic, The Stoningtons, Groton, New London, Waterford and Montville,  along with a matching donation by…

Nature Center Mourns the Passing of Hoot the Barred Owl

08 Apr 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in Animals

Hoot the Barred Owl, who made his home at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for almost 20 years, died Tuesday. Hoot was one of the Nature Center’s most well-known and beloved animal ambassadors, touching the lives of thousands of children and adults each year as…

StoneRidge Sponsors Celebrate Earth! at DPNC

24 Mar 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in DPNC

StoneRidge senior living community in Mystic has signed on as a major sponsor for Celebrate Earth!, a new series of programs at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center scheduled for April. “We are so pleased to have StoneRidge as a sponsor of Celebrate Earth,” said Maggie…

DPNC Offering April Vacation Programs

18 Mar 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in Uncategorized

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is offering a full week of programs for children ages 4-14, April 13-17 at the Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic. Each morning class (9 a.m., to 1 p.m., please bring a lunch) offers a different topic, ranging from ooze…

Fighting Cabin Fever

08 Mar 2015, Posted by Davnet Schaffer in Early Childhood, Nature Preschool

“Another kind of freedom for children, and adults, comes from being out of the owned space of schools and houses.  The sky, the clouds, the rain, the wind are for everyone equally. Neither do the birds and insects belong to anyone… Being outside expands our…