View the Friends of
Woods Conservation Education Center Public Program Series
Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center’s Public Program
Series is a cooperative venture between the CT DEP Wildlife Division
and the Friends of Sessions Woods. Please pre-register for these
by calling 860-675-8130 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Programs are free unless noted. An adult must accompany children under
12 years old. No pets
allowed at these programs!
schedule is also available in PDF and MS Word
for easy printing and sharing.
March 23, 2014 (Sunday), 9:30-11:30 a.m.
the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society during their annual meeting at
Sessions Woods for a mushroom presentation suitable for beginners and more
seasoned mushroom seekers. 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 13, 2014 (Sun.), 12:30 p.m.
Friends of Sessions Woods Annual
Meeting with Native Plants Program & Sale
All are welcome to join the
Friends of Sessions Woods at their Annual Meeting! Beginning at 12:30 p.m.,
participants can bring sweets to share for a pre-presentation, potluck dessert
extravaganza! At 1:00 p.m., the Friends of Sessions Woods will conduct a brief,
10-minute business meeting to elect officers before the featured presentation.
Peter Picone, a CT DEEP Wildlife Division Habitat Program biologist, will
provide an interesting and informative program on using native plants to
benefit wildlife. He also will talk about plans to develop a rain garden at
Sessions Woods. Following the indoors program, Pete will show participants
examples of native plantings on the property. There also will be native plants,
including flowering plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, available
May 24, 2014 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sessions Woods “Open
The Sessions Woods Conservation
Education Center will be open with a full day of fun activities for all ages.
There will be guided walks and hikes in the morning and a special salamander
art activity with local artist Judy Bird in the afternoon, beginning at 1:00
p.m. Several live salamanders will be on display in honor of “Year of the
Salamander.” Master Wildlife Conservationists will staff wildlife-related
activities, including a wildlife track-making activity. Best of all, it is all
June 7, 2014 (Saturday), 1:30 p.m.
Trails Day Hike
Since 1993, the first Saturday of
every June has been designated “National Trails Day,” inspiring the public and
trail enthusiasts nationwide to seek out, discover, learn about, and celebrate
America’s trail system. Sessions Woods will be participating this year with a
hike on the beaver marsh trail to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the unique
habitats at this wildlife management area. Participants will hike a mile to the
marsh and can continue on for a 3-mile loop or return the same way (2 miles
total). Meet the hike leader at the flagpole in front of the Sessions Woods
Conservation Education Center. Bring
water, a snack, and wear proper walking shoes!