February 28, 2014 (Saturday), 1:30 p.m.
Bluebirds with Master
Wildlife Conservationist Fred Lowman
bluebird, one of the most loved and beneficial birds, declined in numbers from
the late 1800s through the 1980s. One significant contributing factor to this
decline was the lack of suitable nesting cavities. Master Wildlife
Conservationist Fred Lowman established several bluebird nest boxes on his
property and has been monitoring them for many years. This indoor program at
Sessions Woods will consist of an informative discussion on bluebirds as Fred
shares some of his success stories. It will also include tips for getting
bluebirds to nest in your backyard, too!
Bluebird boxes will be available for purchase through the Friends of
March 29, 2015 (Sunday), 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fungi as Medicine
Join the Connecticut Valley
Mycological Society during their annual meeting at Sessions Woods for a program
on mushrooms. Nutritionist and herbalist Alison Birks will present “Fungi as Medicine,” a look at the
many kinds of fungi that can be used as part of a holistic approach to
maintaining your health. During the program, Alison will highlight some of the
most recent scientific discoveries about this amazing group of organisms and
discuss how she uses them in her clinical practice. The
Mycological Society’s meeting will include a coffee and refreshments period at
9:30 a.m., with the presentation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Questions and answers
will follow the program.
April 11, 2015 (Saturday), 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Join Friends of Sessions
Woods Director Jan Gatzuras for an introduction to backpacking. This workshop
will provide the essentials for beginners to learn about equipment, clothing,
food, water treatment, and suggestions for beginner backpack trips.
Participants will learn how to safely camp and secure food from wildlife. The
resources available to identify wildlife encountered during outdoor activities
also will be discussed. Backpacking is healthy, provides an opportunity to
spend time outdoors, and is a great way to explore Connecticut’s beautiful