Events & Updates


Saturday, July 1st 10 a.m.: VOLUNTEER CORPS WORKDAY

Join us at the sanctuary to help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up, and more.  This is a great way to have fun, get some exercise, and give something back to the earth!

Saturday, May 6th, 10a.m.: Volunteer Corps Workday

  Join us at the Sanctuary to help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up and more.  A great way to have fun, get some exercise and give something back to the Earth!

Saturday, May 6th, 1p.m.: Orienteering Program

  Learn to use a compass to find your way on the landscape.   This guided program includes a checklist and questions along each planned route. Optimal for children and youth!  

Saturday, May 13th, 1p.m.: WHEN WEEDS WERE WANTED

  Many weeds were at one time popular and important sources of food, medicine, and fiber.  Discover some of the history and uses of these plants,

Saturday, May 20th, 10 a.m.: SANCTUARY WATERS

  Come take a walk with us and learn about the nature of our coastal habitat and the waters of Long Island Sound and Manursing Lake.  

Saturday, May 20th, 1p.m.: FOR THE LOVE OF BEES: TEACHINGS OF THE BEEHIVE

Bees and humankind have a long history together and the teachings of the beehive offer a beautiful and critical message for survival of both species. Presented by beekeeper Margaret von der Meden.

May 27 Saturday: 1p.m. ART IN NATURE: PAINTING OUTDOORS

  Get tips and instruction from painter and illustrator Steve Pica on how to capture the “plein-air” quality of light and open space.  Bring your own painting materials and equipment and join us at the sanctuary.  Primarily for experienced painters, but all are welcome.

Saturday, June 2 10 a.m.: BUILD A BENEFICIAL BUG HOTEL FOR YOUR GARDEN

The wildflowers and gardens around your home need a variety of insects in order to be productive and healthy.  Support them by making these simple accommodations for your garden guests to take up residence.  Cost:  $5  

Saturday, June 3rd, 10 a.m.: VOLUNTEER CORPS WORKDAY

  Join us at the sanctuary to help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach  clean-up, and more.  A great way to have fun, get some exercise, and give something back to the earth!

Saturday, June 10th, 1 p.m.: THE NATURE OF BIRDS

Birds seem so fragile, yet they survive many challenges in nature.  Learn what special traits, adaptations and survival strategies our feathered friends employ.

Saturday, June 17th, 10 a.m.: Volunteer Corps Workday

  Join us at the sanctuary to help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up, and more.  A great way to have fun, get some exercise, and give something back to the earth!

Saturday, June 24th, 1p.m.: Art in Nature: Painting Outdoors

  Get tips and instruction from painter and illustrator Steve Pica on how to capture the “plein-air” quality of light and open space.  Bring your own painting materials and equipment and join us at the sanctuary.  Primarily for experienced painters, but all are welcome.