Drawing Native Flowers

Date: May 1, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: East Granby Public Library, Main Conference Room

Learn how to draw native flowers: Bottle Gentian, Wood Lily, and New England Aster with local artist, Hayli. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Register at

River Smart Virtual Program

Date: May 1, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Virtual Program

We’re pleased to announce that we have extended our Nature Lecture Series for an additional virtual program about how to be “River Smart!” Heather Geist, Farmington River Watershed Association Education Manager, and Mary Rickel Pelletier, Park Watershed Director, will discuss stormwater pollution, water conservation, and recent updates to the North Branch Park River Management Plan. Come learn the importance of water in our area and how you can help protect streams and groundwater on your property and across the region. Co-sponsored by Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services. RSVP in advance to receive the weblink for this virtual program. Corrected registration link: Register.

Spring Bird Walk

Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 7:00 am
Location: Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd., Windsor

Bring your binoculars for birding along the fields, woods, and reservoir at Northwest Park. You will learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Led by Brian Kleinman, Riverside Reptiles Education Center owner and member of Hartford Audubon Society. Dress in layers. RSVP in advance.

Connecticut Trails Day Hike

Date: June 2, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Farmington Canal Trail on Copper Hill Rd., East Granby

Starting at the parking lot for Farmington Canal Trail on Copper Hill Rd., East Granby, we will proceed south along the rail trail until we come to the trail for Newgate Wildlife Management Area. We will take this trail to the Newgate Pond. We will return either along the same path or take the power line cut north to reconnect to the road. Participant registration opens May 8. Register for our Newgate Pond hike in East Granby, or visit the CT Trails Day site to choose from many events across the state.

Nature Lecture: Threatened & Endangered Birds of Prey

Date: June 10, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Bloomfield Human Services Center or Webinar

Mary-Beth Kaeser of Horizon Wings, a State-licensed wildlife rehabilitator, will talk with us about what it means to be a “threatened” or “endangered” species. Learn about what caused the drastic decline of the Peregrine Falcon populations in North America in the 1960’s and ways we can help promote bird survival today. She will introduce us to some of the birds currently in her care, e.g. an American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Saw-Whet Owl, Barn Owl, and Eagle.

This event was rescheduled from earlier in the year. It is part of the Nature Lecture Series co-sponsored by Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services. Join us in person at the Bloomfield Human Services Center or by Zoom. RSVP to help us plan ahead or to receive the webinar link:

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