October Happenings at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: Pumpkin Patch & Carving Day, Yoga with Goats, and More!

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is excited to announce a full lineup of exciting programs during the month of October.

We start off the month by welcoming children of all ages and their parents or guardian to the Flanders Farm School. The October Farm School, Pumpkin Time, is taking place on Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Flanders North Barn.

After learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin, each child will decorate a pumpkin to take home! A guided hike led by Land Management Chair, John Trainor, of our Hetzel Refuge on Breakneck Hill Road in Middlebury is planned for Saturday, October 2 at 9 AM. Everyone is invited to come out and explore this beautiful preserve!

Yoga with goats is happening on Sunday, October 3 and 17at 9:30 AM at the North Barn.

On Tuesday, October 5 at 1 PM, local artist, Dita Carley, is leading an oil pastel landscape workshop at our Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary.

You can send your children to Flanders for “Off from School” Adventures Days on Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11. Join us on Saturday, October 9 at 9 AM for an apple cider demonstration and at 1 PM to learn “All About Opossums” from Pam and Bill Lefferts of Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue.

On Thursday, October 14 at 7 PM, we will host Dr. Claire Rutledge from the CT Agricultural Experiment Station for a talk on the “Biological Control of the Emerald Ash Borer in CT.”

The whole community can get in the Autumn spirit on Saturday, October 16 from 1 PM to 4 PM, as we host our 2nd Annual Flanders Pumpkin Patch & Carving Day!

On Tuesday, October 19 at 9:30, join retired Flanders Executive Director, Arthur Milnor, for a hike of our Whittemore Sanctuary.

Learn to needle felt turkeys with Rachel Gerowe on Thursday, October 21 at 7 PM in the Flanders Studio. We close out the month of October with The Flanders 3rd Annual Haunted Hikes, “Unspeakable Tales of Old Woodbury.”

The Haunted Hikes are taking place on Friday, October 22 & 29 and Saturday, October 23 & 30 from 4PM to 8 PM on the Van Vleck Farm & Nature Sanctuary.

For more information on all these programs and events and to pre-register, please visit Flanders website at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or call (203) 263-3711.


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