Sunday, May 3rd,2015 from 1 PM - 4PM EST
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Middlesex County Extension Center
1066 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438

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Nancy Marek
Extension Forestry


The Extension Forestry Program at UConn announces a year-long series of workshops for woodland owners and nature lovers. Come join us as the Extension Forestry Team and guest lecturers explore a variety of topics about Connecticut’s natural resources.

Workshop #1: Nymphs, Fairies, and Peepers: The Mysterious World of Vernal Pools.

Vernal pools are seasonal wetlands and home to many animals whose lifecycle depends upon this threatened ecosystem. The workshop begins in class with an overview of a vernal pool ecosystem followed by a field trip to a vernal pool in Haddam.

Other workshops to follow include:

  • Attract more wildlife to your woodland
  • How to identify native tree bark
  • Eliminate the fear and mystery of using a chainsaw (women only)
  • How to make a wooden spoon

Each class will begin at the Middlesex County Extension Center in Haddam, but may end at a nearby location. The workshop series begins on Sunday afternoon, May 3rd. Register for one class or a few at a time. Please visit our calendar. Workshops from July to December will be posted early this summer.

May 3rd: Field trip to a local vernal pool, 1pm – 4 pm

May 17th: How to identify native woody plants: leaves, 1pm - 4pm

May 24th: How to identify native woody plants: bark, 1pm - 3pm

June: Chainsaw safety, 2-part course, women only (June 4th and 14th)

The price for each class will vary, but the majority of the classes will cost $35.00 ($30 for Coverts Cooperators). Light refreshments will be served. Advanced registration is required. Class size will be limited to 10-15 people. Come join us!

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Wear comfortable clothing, and waterproof shoes. Please don't forget tick protection!

One Last Tidbit...


Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of the workshops for this year, such as trail building (July), how to identify tree fruit (Sept), and the soon-to-be-classic how to make a wooden spoon(Oct).