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Farm – To – Table Dinner & Auction on August 27

A sell out event last year, this year’s memorable evening will showcase  a multi course dinner of  the season’s freshest ingredients prepared by a lineup of the area’s most acclaimed chefs!  This year we are beyond excited to have coordinating Chefs, Dan Magill of Arethusa Al Tavolo in Bantam and Carol Byer-Alcorace of New Morning Market in Woodbury, as well as John Bourdeau of The Owl in New Preston, Dennis DeBellis of John’s Café in Woodbury, Chris Eddy of Winvian Farm in Morris, and James Beard Award finalist Joel Viehland, owner of the highly anticipated Ore Hill & Swyft, opening soon in Kent, all whom are donating their time and culinary talents to Flanders.

The night will begin with a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. There will be live music provided by the popular bluegrass band, Zolla Boys and a live auction featuring unique items and experiences following the dinner. This is Flanders major fundraiser of the year with all proceeds benefitting our mission of providing environmental education and the preservation and stewardship of open space.
Date/Time: Sunday, August 27 / 5PM
Location: Van Vleck Sanctuary
Cost: $150 per ticket/ limited tickets available

SOLD OUT! Please call (203) 263-3711 to get on the wait list



Openings Still Available for Summer Camp!

For children ages 3 to 13
Do you want more than just a traditional “day camp” for your child this summer? Are you searching for a summer experience that will open your child’s eyes to the wonders of the natural world? Flanders ’ popular Summer Camp is the answer. On a 200-acre campus of forest, field, farm and pond, children learn about nature, art, agriculture and ecology in a healthy and stimulating outdoor environment. New Programs Added this year!  But hurry, summer sessions fill up quickly! To download the full schedule of fun topics and sessions offered click HERE. Call 203-263-3711 or click HERE to register online.


The Edible Plants and Mushrooms of Autumn

The autumn months bring with them a bounty of nuts, ripe fruit, thickening roots and tubers, and an astounding array of edible mushrooms and fungi. We invite you to this program where you will learn all about these plants and mushrooms. The program will be led by The 3 Foragers, a family who have been foraging wild foods and fungi, and blogging about their adventures, for over ten years.
They will share their knowledge on the edible plants and fungi of autumn with a slideshow of original photos and recipe ideas. Participants will learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of the fall season. This will be followed by a short walk around the nature center where the group will hunt, identify, and determine the edibility of some of the plants and mushrooms found there.

Date/Time: Saturday, August 26 | 10 AM
Location: Sugar House
Cost: $10 -members / $15 non-members
Registration: Click HERE

Geology Field Trip

O&G generously opens their quarry to Flanders field trip participants for a special geology field trip led by Dr. Thomas Fleming, Professor of Geology and the Chairperson of the Earth Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University. A fun and informative slide lecture highlighting some fascinating geological facts will be followed by a field trip to identify ancient volcanic rocks and minerals.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 16 | Session 1 – 10 AM – 12PM | Session 2 – 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: O&G’s Traprock Quarry, 236 Roxbury Road, Rte. 67, in Southbury
Cost: $10 -members / $15 non-members
Registration: Click HERE

Flanders Letterbox Series

Flanders has planted several letterboxes on the family friendly trails at their preserves and sanctuaries. Combining art and nature in a fun interactive way, letterboxing is a popular treasure hunting activity done worldwide. At Flanders, the letterboxing clues include educational comments about the natural world. Anyone who hikes at least twelve of the letterboxing trails at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, stamps the letters from those trails in their passport and presents their passport at the Flanders office will be given the opportunity  to sign their Trail Name on our Letterboxer “Hall of Fame” board and will receive a small prize.  For More Information on letterboxing Click HERE

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