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  • Astronomy Series
  • Birding Series
  • More 'Ghosts' in October
  • Snowshoe events when it snows!
  • Animal Encounter Series
  • 'CT Trail Day' Hike in June

A non-profit organization located in Ridgefield, Connecticut whose goal is to foster an appreciation of nature, science, history, and the arts.

Upcoming Programs

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The Program Calendar shows a comprehensive listing of all our programs.

18 April
Saturday

Springtime Peepers

A chorus of frogs - the sounds of Spring! You can hear them, but let's go see them! The wetlands of the Garden of Ideas has quite a variety of these fun amphibians - All Ages Welcome!
25 April
Saturday

Rid Litter Weekend

Do your part in keeping our town beautiful by participating in a Townwide effort to rid litter from our roadsides & parks on April 25 & 26th - Everyone invited!
25 April
Saturday

Battle of Ridgefield Walk on Main Street

Celebrate the 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield by walking along part of the battle's route with historic re-enactor and writer George Hancock - two program times are available!
25 April
Saturday

Celebrate International Astronomy Day

What better place to celebrate International Astronomy Day then with our amateur astronomers at the New Pond Farm Observatory. All Ages Welcome!
2 May
Saturday

Build a Birdbox Family Program

Join us for this exciting, family-friendly program! Bring your children and learn about our backyard birds, then build your own birdhouse to hang in your yard.
9 May
Saturday

May Guided Bird Walk - International Migratory Bird Day

May 9th is International Migratory Bird Day! Share the morning with us as we watch some of the migratory birds that have just arrived to spend the summer here in Connecticut.
6 June
Saturday

Flora and Fauna of Ridgefield Guided Walk

Celebrate Connecticut Trail Day on Ridgefield's Rail Trail - Explore what lives and grows along this pathway or just enjoy an evening walk with friends - All Ages Welcomed
20 June
Saturday

Protecting Pollinators - Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms

June is National Pollinator Awareness Month. Time to celebrate our busy pollinators! Join us to discover which animals are the best at this important job.
27 June
Saturday

The Great American Backyard Campout

Join in with thousands of others across the country by exploring your own backyard during the Great American Backyard Campout and have some old fashion fun.
15 August
Saturday

Searching for Butterflies with Victor DeMasi

Local lepidopterist Victor DeMasi will lead this program on butterflies. We will visit one of CT's outstanding meadows to observe butterflies & discuss butterfly ecology & conservation.
Tues & Thurs

Women's Hiking Group

Only meets during the Ridgefield school year, September through June. Groups will meet twice a week and hike for about 1 hour. A new trail will be chosen each week. A great way to exercise and meet new friends.
Search:
Join Our Community:
Watch for these Programs:
  • Astronomy Series
  • Birding Series
  • More 'Ghosts' in October
  • Snowshoe events when it snows!
  • Animal Encounter Series
  • 'CT Trail Day' Hike in June