January Events

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center

NEW YEAR DAY’S HIKE – Fri. Jan. 1, 9 am


NEW YEAR DAY’S HIKE – Fri. Jan. 1, 9 am

Start the New Year off right! Join a Nature Center naturalist, who will ring in the New Year by leading an invigorating hike along our woodland trails. If we have snow cover, we may even break out the snowshoes!

FREE. Please pre-register. 203 736-1053

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FIBER ARTS GROUP – Tuesdays starting Jan. 5, 5:30–7:30 pm


FIBER ARTS GROUP – Tuesdays starting Jan. 5, 5:30–7:30 pm

Get together with others to work on your fiber arts projects! Bring any kind of fiber work—knitting, felting, crocheting, etc. A great way to dedicate time to your handiwork and socialize too. FREE.

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NATURE’S CHILD: Winterizing for Wildlife – Fri. Jan. 8, 10 am


NATURE’S CHILD: Winterizing for Wildlife – Fri. Jan. 8, 10 am

Help to make life easier for our native wild animals this winter by making feeders for the wildlife in your backyards and in our nature preserve. The Nature Center will provide all you need. TUITION: $6 per child ($4 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Adults come for free. Pre-register for this class for preschoolers and their adults.

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ILLUSTRATE AESOP’S FABLES

ILLUSTRATE AESOP’S FABLESSat. Jan. 9 & 23; Feb. 6 & 20; Mar. 12 & 26, 2 pm


Did the fox get the grapes? Make a big book of Aesop’s Fables, and find out! Children’s book illustrator, Ansonia Nature Center's Ranger Amie Ziner, will guide you through illustrating a series of 6 stories, using the Nature Center’s real animal specimens. Easy step-by-step instruction will help you create 6 acrylic paintings, featuring animals, nature, and a lesson in each story! Attend all 6 classes to complete the book, or just one class for a single fable. Appropriate for people with some painting experience, ages 10 to adult, who are able to follow the instruction with some supervision. At the end of each 2-hour class you will have a page for your book, including the text of the story. The story for Week 1 is “The Fox and the Grapes.”


MATERIALS FEE: Individual lessons $20 each; all 6 lessons $100 (save $20!). The fee includes: acrylic paint, an acrylic painting board, 2 brushes, a water container, paper towels, and a pencil.

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PET LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP and COMMUNICATING WITH ANIMAL SPIRTS

PET LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Sundays, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, 11 am

Losing a beloved animal can be tragic and a very emotional time for humans. There are numerous resources to turn to for the loss of a human loved one; however, there are limited options for when we lose an animal. Susan Wilson has created this support group for those who have lost an animal or have one in the process of moving on. Join us for these FREE sessions


Susan also does a class on the third Wednesday of the month.

COMMUNICATING WITH ANIMAL SPIRTS –Wednesday, January 20th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Ever wonder what happens to your Animal’s Spirit, how they are, where they are and where Animals go once their body passes away and their Spirit moves on? Do you have questions about an Animal’s Behavior, why they act the way they do, their way of life, their Spirituality and their Universal Law? Would you like to be able to communicate with your Animal(s) in the Life Hereafter (what Animals call Heaven) and in a body?

Join Susan Wilson, Animal Communicator and Spirit Channelor, every 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 6pm to 7:30pm, at the Ansonia Nature Center