Winter Ecology Walk & Talk

Did you know that when animals hibernate, they don’t really “sleep” through the winter?

Join our naturalist, John Foley, for a winter ecology hike through Great Hollow where we’ll learn how specially adapted plants and animals survive the winter. John will also share some tips on how to identify some of our trees and other plants when they have no leaves. If there’s snow on the ground, we’ll look for animal tracks and interpret the animal’s behavior at the time they were left.

Don’t forget to bring binoculars if you have some so you can look for wintering birds along the way. Please dress warmly and wear proper footwear for hiking. Please, no dogs.

Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Free for members; a suggested donation of $5/person for non-members is greatly appreciated. Please sign up in advance by emailing John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Great Hollow Nature Preserve

225 Route 37 in New Fairfield

Saturday January 18th.  10 AM – 12 PM


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