Apr
27
Sat
Turn Turn Turn: Road Trip to the Studio of Wood Turner (Bodger) Richard Heys @ A.B. Ceder Room
Apr 27 @ 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
Turn Turn Turn: Road Trip to the Studio of Wood Turner (Bodger) Richard Heys @ A.B. Ceder Room | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Richard’s stunning work includes decorative and utilitarian wooden bowls, vases, lidded vessels and sculptural objects made on the lathe and/or by carving.  Evolving from a hobby in the early 1990s to a serious pursuit since he retired from a career in chemistry research in 2005, his work aims to reflect both the skills of the craft and an aesthetic response to the character of the wood.  He obtains most of his wood locally from storm-felled or otherwise unwanted trees. Richard’s work today will feature our beloved Ash.

Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room at 10:45 a.m. We’ll carpool! 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Limited to 10 people. Pre-registration is required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Mystery Animal Meet and Greet @ White Memorial Museum
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Mystery Animal Meet and Greet @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Did you know that White Memorial has a variety of live education animals just waiting to meet YOU? Join us on Saturdays in April in the Museum for your chance to get up close and personal with one of our animal ambassadors. Will it be Corny the Corn Snake, Shakespeare the Barred Owl, Sally the Salamander, or some other mystery creature? Come and find out! 3:30 p.m. Members: FREE, Non-members: $6.00 per adult, $3.00 per child (admission to Museum)

May
2
Thu
Nature’s Nursery @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
Four Session This Summer (May 2, June 6, June 27, Aug. 22)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on this summer for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.

 

May
3
Fri
White Memorial Conservation Center Annual Meeting @ White Memorial Museum
May 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center Annual Meeting @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Friday,  May 3, 2019

3:30 p.m. in the Foundation Office

May
4
Sat
A Springtime Stroll to Pine Island, Mallard Marsh and Duck Pond via the Interpretive Trail with Gerri Griswold @ White Memorial Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A Springtime Stroll to Pine Island, Mallard Marsh and Duck Pond via the Interpretive Trail with Gerri Griswold @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Let’s hit a bunch of trails as we meander the forests and wetlands of the Foundation in search of signs of spring. 10:00 a.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room, FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses

Tree Identification Walk with WMF Forest Superintendent Lukas Hyder @ White Memorial Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tree Identification Walk with WMF Forest Superintendent Lukas Hyder @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, May 4, 2019

It’s much easier to ID trees when they have foliage all over them! Step up your game and allow the Master to teach you a thing or two! 10:00 a.m., Meet in the Museum parking lot. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses

Smart Phone Photography with Gerri Griswold @ A.B. Ceder Room
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Smart Phone Photography with Gerri Griswold @ A.B. Ceder Room | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Gerri does not consider herself a photographer. More often than not this world traveler will forsake her beautiful Canon SLR for an iPhone. The Canon just weighs too much! Now seriously, folks…no smart phone image can compare to images shot with an SLR….maybe. Glorious images from Iceland, Easter Island, the Netherlands, her own backyard in Winchester, her DOG, and White Memorial will be featured in this presentation. Griswold hopes you will leave the program looking at the world a little differently and feeling more confident about your ability to compose and execute lovely pictures with your smart phone. 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.  Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00

May
11
Sat
Bobbing for Bobolinks: Hiking Apple Hill & Topsmead with Gerri Griswold @ White Memorial Museum
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Bobbing for Bobolinks: Hiking Apple Hill & Topsmead with Gerri Griswold @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Spend a few hours with Gerri meandering the fields, forests, and hilltops of White Memorial and Topsmead State Forest in search of Bobolinks. This lovely grassland bird has made its presence known atop Apple Hill for several years, but they have been a staple at Topsmead for as long as we can remember! Be on the lookout for an American Kestrel in Topsmead’s highly successful kestrel breeding box.  We’ll pass tadpole-laden ponds, lovely gardens, and sweeping meadows. Bring a snack and some water. Let’s share the eye candy these magnificent properties have to offer! 8:00 a.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. We’ll caravan to Apple Hill first then to Topsmead. For directions to Topsmead and other information click here: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325076#directions

FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Wild Edible Plants with Andy Dobos @ White Memorial Museum
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wild Edible Plants with Andy Dobos @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, May 11, 2019

We all know that locally grown organic food is what is best for us. No unwanted chemicals, more healthy nutrients, less wasteful byproducts of large scale farming and long distance transportation. Having your own garden is even better of course.

What about wild plants? They’re right there, some in great abundance. Some non-native species are in too much abundance, out competing their native neighbors. Many of these we can eat and it is becoming quite well documented that they are better for us, containing higher and more complete amounts of the nutrients we need to be healthy within the same volume of food.

The Forest Wolf, Andy Dobos, will help you learn some common, easily identifiable edible wild plants and how to responsibly harvest and prepare them. We will walk through field, forest and wetland edge, all almost within sight of each other.

We have special permission to pick plants on WMCC property, something that is not normally allowed, which gives us an incredible opportunity to do this in a most beautiful setting. All the plants we cover will be species one could find in their back yard or old farmland or wood lot, so no excuses for not making future use of what you will learn.

Bring notebook, camera, and protection from the elements. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m, Meet in front of the Museum. Maximum of 20 people. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.  Members: $15.00 Non-members: $30.00

May
14
Tue
Monthly Bird Walk Series with Kristi Dranginis @ White Memorial Museum
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Monthly Bird Walk  Series with Kristi Dranginis @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Join birder Kristi Dranginis on the second Tuesday of each month for a golden opportunity to explore the rich and varied habitats of White Memorial while learning how to identify birds on an educational walk. Kristi is the founder of Bird Mentor: www.BirdMentor.com

In the words of Kristi, “If you are looking for a walk where the leader gives you all of the answers, this is probably not for you. If, on the other hand, you are ready to learn how to distinguish and deeply connect with what you are seeing and hearing, then please join us!”

The walks will average about 2 hours, but feel free to head out whenever you need to. Open to all experience levels. Dress for the weather! Will take place rain or shine! 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREEDonations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.