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Upcoming Programs

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Nature Center Open House Days

Saturday, February 17 between 9-11 am - Cancelled due to weather!

and March 9 between 9-11 am

All are welcome to swing by for a visit! Check out our indoor animal enclosures and say hello to your favorite Woodcock ambassador animal. Plan a longer visit by enjoying our grounds, trails and playground which are open from dawn to dusk daily free of charge.


No reservations necessary, just come on by!

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Exploring Local Habitats: Freshwater Streams and Life Within Them

at the Ridgefield Library

Rescheduled to Sunday, March 3, 2:00 -3:15 pm

Come learn about the importance of our local freshwater streams and the critters that call them home! Presenters from Woodcock Nature Center and the Ridgefield Conservation Commission will talk about stream ecology and health, as well as share what the Conservation Commission is doing to monitor these habitats in our local preserves. Woodcock and the RCC have been collaborating to lead guided walks at local preserves, and an upcoming walk on March 2nd will offer a chance to take the knowledge gained from this presentation a step further by exploring a freshwater stream and discovering its inhabitants first-hand. 


This program is in partnership with the Ridgefield Conservation Commission, the Ridgefield Library, and Woodcock Nature Center. 

This event is free. To register, click the button below and scroll down to where you can enter information.


FrogWatchUSA Volunteer Training Sessions
Tuesday, February 27 from 6 - 8 pm

or Saturday, March 9 from 1 - 3 pm


Woodcock Nature Center is now a participating chapter of FrogWatch USA, a large-scale citizen science program that provides individuals, groups and families with opportunities to learn about wetlands in their communities by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads. Attend a volunteer training session to learn more and get involved in this amazing program as we head into spring!

This event is free. Registration required.

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Stream Exploration Walk at Sarah Bishop Preserve

Saturday, March 9 from 10 - 11:30am

Join staff from Woodcock Nature Center and members of the Ridgefield Conservation Commission in exploring a freshwater stream at Sarah Bishop Preserve! We will be scooping in the stream and uncovering the world of aquatic macroinvertebrates - important inhabitants of freshwater habitats. Come along and learn all about these often overlooked creatures and their role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem! This program is great for kids as well as adults.


This program is in partnership with the Ridgefield Conservation Commission and Woodcock Nature Center. 

This event is free. Registration required.

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