Celebrate Earth Day this year at the Woodcock Nature Center on 56 Deer Run Road in Wilton from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on April 22. They are hosting a series of events throughout the morning and are inviting you to join them. Please be sure to register in advance for the programing online.
At 8 a.m there is a guided bird hike with local bird enthusiast, Noah Sferra, as he leads participants along the Woodcock Trails in search of returning migrating birds and year round residents.
At 9 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. join a Master Naturalist, Jim Nordgren, as he leads participants along the Woodcock Trails to see what can be discovered. Participates will learn about the spring season as spring wildflowers are in bloom, trees and shrubs are just beginning to leaf out and returning warblers and other migrating birds are near peak. It’s a perfect time to come out and see what’s popping up in the wetlands and woods.
Gather around at 9:30 a.m. to hear Staff Educator, Jennifer Bradshaw, read the fantastic tale called “The Lorax” by Dr. Suess. Learn why it is so important to be kind to our environment. Next Staff Educator, Sarah Breznen, will lead families on an exploratory hike on our trails where we will stop throughout to learn about the woodlands, search for salamanders and scoop in our vernal pools and look out for characters from “The Lorax” reading.
The morning finishes at 11 a.m. with a native animal encounter lead by Staff Educator, Jennifer Bradshaw. During this program she will share a few fun facts about the some of the native species resident to WNC. Meet our Painted Turtles, Wood Frogs, Spring Peepers, Snapping Turtles and a Box Turtle.