In Between is Living

07 Apr 2017, Posted by Davnet Schaffer in Animals, Early Childhood, Nature Preschool

As early childhood educators we are tasked with addressing not just the joyful parts of a child’s life, but also the more difficult. As naturalists we also have a healthy understanding of the circle of life.  Some animals have distressingly short lifespans, from 2 years…

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Bastien

02 Feb 2016, Posted by Al Brown in Animals, Volunteer Spotlight

Name: Laura Bastien Age: 58 Hometown: Waterford What’s your ‘real’ job: Medical Billing/Coding What do you do as a DPNC volunteer? I volunteer in animal care. I also have done some animal transport when needed and like to volunteer for special events like the Spooky Trail etc….

Meet … Shawn Bittman

20 Jan 2016, Posted by Al Brown in Animals

Our animal care department wears a lot of hats. Under the umbrella of animal care are all our resident animals, from Bullfrogs to Corn Snakes, Barred Owls to Red Tailed Hawks. We have more than two dozen animals that live with us because they cannot…

Nature Center Mourns the Passing of Hoot the Barred Owl

08 Apr 2015, Posted by Al Brown 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…

Got Mice?

23 Dec 2014, Posted by Al Brown in Animals, DPNC

Mystic, CT (Dec. 23, 2014) – The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center wants your mice. Requirements are they be dead, chemical- and poison-free, and frozen. The Center used to receive donated frozen mice from Pfizer Inc. and Charles River Laboratory, which raise laboratory mice for research…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Milo, Ozzy and Zelda

23 Jul 2014, Posted by Al Brown in Animals

Over the years, we have named a lot of birds and animals at the Nature Center. Often, when an unreleasable animal arrives to take up residence with us, he or she is named after a friend of the center, like our red-tailed hawks Frank and…