Upcoming Programs

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Winter Birding with the Ridgefield Conservation Commission Saturday, December 17 from 2:45 - 4:15pm


Join WNC educator Tommy McCarthy and the Ridgefield Conservation Commission on a leisurely guided walk along Ridgefield's Sarah Bishop Trail to learn about native birds! While many of our feathered friends have departed south, others have arrived and are species you can only see here in the colder months.  The walk will take place on the Sarah Bishop Trail, an easy to navigate path with unique history that cuts through gorgeous wooded wetland habitat. All interest levels are welcome, this program is for anyone who loves or wants to discover more local open spaces and the birds that live in them!

This program is in partnership with the Ridgefield Conservation Commission and Woodcock Nature Center. Bird species observed will be added to the Ridgefield Natural Resource Inventory. 

This event is free. Registration required.


Winter Tree Identification
Saturday, January 14 from 2 - 4 pm


Join David Beers, the Western Connecticut Service Forester for the CT DEEP Division of Forestry on this walk along WNC trails. If you can identify trees in the winter, you can identify trees any time of year! It can be a bit tricky when the trees are bare of leaves, but the bark is always there for you to learn. We will also learn some growth characteristics and a few fun facts of our most common trees!


This event is free. Registration required.

Registration Coming Soon

Volunteers Wanted: Join the Team!

Sunday, January 22 from 4 - 5:30 pm


Join us in the pavilion for a toasty beverage, light refreshments, and a tour of the many volunteer opportunities that exist at Woodcock Nature Center. Explore all the fun ways you can become involved at your favorite nature center!

This event is free. Registration requested.

Registration Coming Soon

iNaturalist Training Webinar Recording Available

Watch the recording here. 

This virtual training was offered in partnership with Pace University, the Ridgefield Conservation Commission, and Woodcock Nature Center and focuses on how to use the iNaturalist app to identify local flora and fauna. Geared towards adults that are new to iNaturalist or need a refresher, this webinar recording shows viewers how to upload observations and join projects, along with troubleshooting tips and how to view the identifications generated by iNaturalist. Led by Mike Rubbo, Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Science at Pace University, and Sarah Breznen, Education Director at Woodcock Nature Center.

Download the free iNaturalist app for iPhone or Google Play

Email us with any questions.