Family & Weekend Programs

Mason Bee Workshop and Home Building

Saturday, November 23 from 10-11:30 am

Join Woodcock Nature Center and pollinator pathway experts from Norwalk River Watershed Association (NRWA) to  learn all about how to support gentle, solitary mason bees in your own backyard. Learn the importance of native pollinators and the negative impact of invasive species in the environment. Build your very own mason bee house using wood and invasive phragmites reeds to limit negative populations and promote native pollinators!

All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). Children under 10 years old will need an adult partner to assist with construction. 

Registration required. $15 materials fee per house. Space is limited. Call the office to register (203) 762-7280. 

Wreath Festival Family Day

Saturday, December 14th, 10 am - 4 pm

All ages are welcome at this family event! Use an array of natural materials and a few fun kid friendly pieces mixed in. You will leave with a beautiful balsam holiday wreath. 


*New this year… winter animal encounters, face painting, nature art, take your family photo in front of our winter wonderland wall, enjoy doughnuts, hot cocoa and endless seasonal  family fun in our picturesque pavilion. 

$55 per wreath; includes all decorating materials. Family Day is an open house. Please pay at the door; no reservation required.

Large groups: please notify us in advance so we can make space for your group to decorate together.

*Please plan to arrive by 3:30 pm to complete your decorating before the event ends.
No registration required.

Click here to learn more about our Wreath Festival Fundraiser.

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Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

© Woodcock Nature Center 2019