November Events

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center

NATURE’S CHILD: Turkey Time – Fri. Nov. 6, 10 am

A colorful and fun natural craft, a short hike, and a story will fill up our morning as we learn about this big and colorful wild bird.

TUITION: $7 per child ($5 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Please pre-register for this class for preschoolers and their adults.

NATURE’S CHILD: Turkey Time – Fri. Nov. 6, 10 am

Friday, Nov. 6th, 10am

10 Deerfield Road

Ansonia, CT

NATURE’S CHILD: Turkey TimeFri. Nov. 6, 10 am

A colorful and fun natural craft, a short hike, and a story will fill up our morning as we learn about this big and colorful wild bird. TUITION: $7 per child ($5 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Please pre-register for this class for preschoolers and their adults

Creature Feature Every Saturday at noon


Visit with our resident animals at the Nature Center

VETERANS DAY HIKE – Wed. Nov. 11, 1 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 1pm

10 Deerfield Road

Ansonia, CT

VETERANS DAY HIKE – Wed. Nov. 11, 1 pm

Ranger Jessica will be our tracker this afternoon. Learn to identify overlooked signals that animals of the eastern forest leave behind which most of us never notice. Become an animal sign detective. Good for scouts, and students 8 years and up. Adults and children with adults, please register in advance. FREE.

BATS IN OUR BELFRY (Natural History Series) – Fri. Nov. 13, 7 pm

Friday, Nov. 13th, 7pm

10 Deerfield Road

Ansonia, CT

BATS IN OUR BELFRY (Natural History Series)Fri. Nov. 13, 7 pm

Do bats strike fear into your heart? Whether your answer is nay or yea, come to learn about the important role bats play in our environment and how to safely get them out of your home. Jenny Dickson, a Connecticut D.E.E.P. biologist, will share her extensive knowledge and photographs. Meet the Nature Center’s bat ambassador. This Natural History Series is dedicated to the memory of Noble S. Proctor, Ph.D., whose lifelong love of nature began during his childhood exploring the woodlands, streams and valleys of Ansonia. See the article in the Friends’ Focus. FREE; please pre-register.

IT’S ONLY NATURAL: Making Gifts out of Natural Materials – Sat. Nov. 14, 1 pm

Saturday, Nov. 14th, 1pm

10 Deerfield Road

Ansonia, CT

IT’S ONLY NATURAL: Making Gifts out of Natural Materials – Sat. Nov. 14, 1 pm

Making gifts out of natural materials is fun! Join our friend Kathy Gambacini to create fun and unusual gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Please register for this FREE event for all ages.

APPLE PIE WORKSHOP – Sat. Nov. 21, 1 pm

Saturday, Nov. 21st, 1am

10 Deerfield Road

Ansonia, CT

APPLE PIE WORKSHOPSat. Nov. 21, 1 pm

Want to know how to make an apple pie from scratch? Bring your apron, paring knife, and favorite rolling pin if you have one. We’ll supply the rest. Take home one pie ready for baking. TUITION: $10 per person. This workshop with Alison and Dawn is for adults and kids 12 years and older. Workshop space is limited, so pre-registration is required (before Nov. 18).

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FULL BEAVER MOON HIKE – Sat. Nov. 21, 6 pm


FULL BEAVER MOON HIKE – Sat. Nov. 21, 6 pm

For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full moon was also called the Frost Moon. Join the Nature Center’s rangers, who will lead this unique hike designed for families. $1.00 per person. Please register in advance. Bad weather cancels.

TELLABRATION – Sun. Nov. 22, 2 pm

Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 2pm

10 Deerfield Road

Ansonia, CT

TELLABRATION – Sun. Nov. 22, 2 pm

Join us for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon as storyteller Karianna Rosenberg guides her listeners on a magical journey through their imaginations with her folk and nature stories in Spanish and English. Karianna serves as resident storyteller, dancer and outdoor educator for Two Coyotes Wilderness School and is a member of the Connecticut Storytelling Center, League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling, and The Healing Story Alliance. FREE