Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

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Freshman Agriscience made these awesome blue bird boxes in Mr. DiMarco and Ms. Bedron's Freshman Ag Mechanics that were donated to Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center ! We love working with other community organizations and know they will get put to good use! #community #nhsagriscience -mb
Incredible time at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center for EARTH DAY today!

Got to grab my favorite Girl Scout cookies (thin mints) from the Tri-Town Service Unit, who are raising funds for a trip to Roger Williams Zoo in RI.

Also- got to check out sunspots though a homemade sunspot viewer (I can still see!) and went back in time to 1774 with CT’s 6th Regiment.

Big congratulations and thanks to our Nature Center staff, making wonderful things happen for Ansonia and Valley residents.
It was wonderful to see so many people having fun today at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center’s Earth Day Fair. The weather was perfect, the kids were all smiles, and the vendors had some amazing crafted items to share with us! To all the organizers and volunteers: Nicely done, and thank you! πŸ’œπŸŒŽ
Reminder Scouts and families, this Saturday from 10am-3pm Pack 51 will be at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center earth day event. If you are able to help out at the pack 51 table please message or email letting use know. We also have a time slot(11:30am) to show off the hard work we have put in at our adopt-a-spot and let the community know what the vision is around the pond.
Hope to see you there!
Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center on April 23rd for Earth Day Celebration Festival! Excited to be a part of such a great organization! Come see us 10-3!
Reminder Scouts, work party tomorrow noon to 3pm at our adopt-a-spot. See you at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center pond.
Valentine Workshop at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

Event Name: Eco Art & Upcycle Valentine Workshop
Date: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022
Location: 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, 06401
Time: 1:30 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: 203-736-1053 or [email protected]
Ansonia – February 12, 2022. Create gifts for your loved ones out of recycled materials. Up-cycle an old honey bottle into a colorful, mesmerizing sensory jar for your β€œbeary-special” someone this Valentine’s Day (or make one just for fun!). Supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring small odds and ends, such as beads and buttons, if you’d like. This will be a fun day to share with your family and friends! Register at [email protected] for this FREE program. For all ages.
Does anyone know how long the New Year's hike is tomorrow (1/2)?
Nice Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center πŸ‘
Miss Jen had a wonderful time meeting new little friends at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center's "Nature's Explorers" program, where she read the classic October tale, "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything". 🍁 πŸ‚ 🍁
What a beautiful day to enjoy Harvest Fest at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center! A special thanks to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro for coming to enjoy some time in the community, supporting local vendors and chatting with residents.

We both picked up some maple syrup tapped and made right here in Ansonia, and hand-made ceramic garlic graters! It was great to see so many members of our community out enjoying the day. πŸ’œ

Dedicated to creating a lifelong connection to Nature. Fostering an ethic of environmental stewardship that connects our communities to the natural world.

Once an active dairy farm, the 156-acre Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center landscape encompasses mature woodlands, old fields, and several types of wetland. This includes a two-acre pond, streams, and a hardwood swamp. In 1977, the Schumacher Pavilion was constructed of Connecticut stone, and houses several exhibits, providing space for our "ambassadors. The unique visitor center is also the hub

Operating as usual

Photos from Woodbury FFA Chapter's post 05/10/2022

Thank you for your kindness!

05/09/2022

Looks like Tree Swallows in this Bluebird box this year!!!

05/09/2022

ACOG President Pat Evans lends a helping hand in our Organic Community Garden plot 🌱

05/09/2022

Eastern Bluebird at the Ansonia Nature Center

Photos from Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center's post 05/09/2022

You may have seen his flower planter benches around town, but this window-mounted bird house was donated by Jack Kaleem recently.

Photos from Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center's post 05/09/2022

This Upside Down suet feeder and suet cakes were donated today by Geoff & Marilyn Turner.

05/08/2022

Yet another great mom in nature is the mother skunk. She raises her young alone. She stays in her burrow with them until they are ready to forage. They form a line behind her on their evening outings. 🦨

Photos from Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center's post 05/08/2022

Our Mother’s Day Bath Bomb class was a hit!!! Lots of great gifts made for moms!!! πŸ›€

05/08/2022

Happy Mother’s Day!!! A hard working mother in nature is the hummingbird!! She builds a tiny nest made of spider webs and lichens. She hatches her eggs and tends her babies with no help from her mate. She is dedicated and works non stop to raise her babies!

05/07/2022

Another great mother in nature is the Virginia Opossum. Her babies are born only with 12 days of gestation. They then migrate to the mothers pouch where they spend 2-4 months on one ni**le, growing in a dark, moist pouch. She will then carry them on her back teaching them to find good.

Photos from Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center's post 05/06/2022

Did you know that Raccoons are wonderful mothers of nature? *Their babies are completely reliant on their mother for the first months of their lives.
*The mother raccoon has multiple den sites that she will move her babies to if she feels threatened.
*She will often hunt during the day to feed her litter.

05/06/2022

πŸ₯Drumroll, please! πŸ₯

This beautiful birdhouse is our 3rd Annual Recycled Birdhouse Challenge winner! πŸ¦πŸ…πŸŽ‰

We are very excited to display this creation at the ANRC!

Thank you to all of our wonderful artists! There were a lot of great entries!

And thanks to all of you for voting! πŸ¦πŸ’œ

05/06/2022

Carol J. is the winner of our Ansonia Recharged prize package! Thank you for your donation & congratulations! πŸŽ‰
We'll be notifying by email shortly. πŸ˜€

#TheGreatGive

05/06/2022

A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated and supported the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center during #TheGreatGive 2022! We are also very grateful for our local sponsors who donated so many great prizes. Until next year! Thank you again. ❀🌎🐦

05/05/2022

We're in the final hour of #TheGreatGive 2022! Please consider a small donation to help us reach our goal. We really appreciate all your support thus far! 🌎❀️

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

05/05/2022

Ansonia Recharged: ANC's 2021 Retrospective

What a busy year we've had! Join us in looking back at what got done in 2021!

Today is the last day of #TheGreatGive !!! Help us reach our $8,000 goal by 8pm tonight! Click to donate or fundraise for the ANC 🌳🌎
https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

Donate between now and 8pm to be entered to win the Happy Hour prize!

05/05/2022

Don't forget to join us tonight at 5pm for a virtual presentation to update our supporters on:
- Our new animal exhibit project
- Ongoing projects on our grounds
- An exciting new Legacy Sugarbush Maple Planting and more!

**A #TheGreatGive donation made during this event (5-7pm) enters you to win a prize pack from generous local donors!

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

05/05/2022

Great Give 2022! Join us at 5 pm to watch some of our accomplishments since last Great Give.

05/05/2022

Only a few hours left to vote in this year's Recycled Birdhouse Challenge. Check out the slideshow to see your beautiful and creative choices!🐦❀️

Make your choice in our event: https://fb.me/e/1F3Wq2u0A

Please consider a small donation to #TheGreatGive with your vote!
https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

Thank you!

05/05/2022

An anonymous donor is the winner of our Lunch Hour prize package! Thank you for your donation & congratulations! πŸŽ‰
We'll be notifying them by email shortly. πŸ˜€
Your next chance to win: Donate during our virtual Ansonia Recharged event happening tonight at 5pm! #TheGreatGive

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

05/05/2022
05/05/2022

Donate to the ANC during #theGreatGive between 12pm and 1pm today to enter to win lunch on us! 🌎🐦

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

05/05/2022

Did you miss Evelyn's awesome Creature Feature last night?🐸🐦🐍🐒 You can still check it out!

And you can still support us during #TheGreatGive until 8:00pm tonight!

If you enjoy spending time on our trails, at our Visitor's Center, or attending programs like this - please consider a small donation! Thank you!!!

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

05/05/2022

Lorraine K. is the winner of the Early Bird prize package today! Thank you for your donation & congratulations!!! πŸŽ‰
We'll be notifying by email shortly. πŸ˜€
Your next chance to win: Donate between 12-1 today, May 5th to be entered to win our Lunch is on us prize! #TheGreatGive

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

05/05/2022

🐦Don't forget to fly over and vote for your favorite creation in our Recycled Birdhouse Challenge! 🐦
FInd the album here: https://fb.me/e/1F3Wq2u0A

Voting ends tonight at 8pm!

Consider a small donation for #TheGreatGive with your vote!
https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

Thank you!

05/05/2022

Any Donation, Any Amount will Get Us and YOU into a Drawing for an Early Bird Prize. The Great Give!
https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/Fanci

05/05/2022

Day 2 of #TheGreatGive begins now!!! Help us reach our $8,000 goal by 8pm tonight! Click to donate or fundraise for the ANC 🌳🌎

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

Donate between 8am and 10am to be entered to win this great Early Bird Prize! πŸ†

05/05/2022

STILL up??? Here's a hilarious throw back from last year's #TheGreatGive! πŸšͺ❀

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

05/05/2022

Still up? Check out this video by Ranger Evelyn about another nocturnal friend: the amazing bat! πŸ¦‡πŸŒ™

It's also a great time to donate to #TheGreatGive to help feed our very hungry resident Big Brown bats!

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

#givefanci πŸ¦‡

05/05/2022

Thank you so much to those who have already donated and helped us to reach 70% of our goal on day 1!

Can you help us cross the finish line tomorrow?!

Please take a moment to watch this message from Adam Schaefer, FANCI president, which includes an update about projects at the ANRC and how your donation can make a difference during #TheGreatGive. We hope you can join us for a virtual update from the ANRC tomorrow afternoon during our Ansonia Recharged event (https://fb.me/e/2pmhd4nDx) !

Thank you!

05/04/2022

Gary C. is the winner of the Creature Feature prize package! Thank you for your donation & congratulations!!! πŸŽ‰
We'll be notifying by email shortly. πŸ˜€
Your next chance to win: Donate between 8am-10am tomorrow, May 5th to be entered to win our 2nd Early Bird prize! #TheGreatGive
https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

05/04/2022

Happy Hour Creature Feature at 5pm on May 4th! πŸ’πŸπŸ¦‡πŸ¦ŽπŸ•Š

Any donations made during this event and until 7pm will be entered to win the Prize Package posted in comments! http://www.the great give.org/organization/fanci

Photos from Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center's post 05/04/2022

25 minutes left to vote.

05/04/2022

A donation during tonight's live Creature Feature enters you to win this great prize package featuring local businesses! Join us at 5pm for a meet & greet with your favorite animal friend! To enter the raffle, click the link below and donate between 5pm-7pm. πŸ† #TheGreatGive

https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations/fanci

Our Story

Once an active dairy farm, the 156 acre Ansonia Nature Center landscape encompasses 8 distinct habitats: mature hardwoods, white pine woodlands, fields and meadows, and several wetland habitats. We also have a 2 acre pond. The Schumacher Pavilion was constructed in 1977 in a unique star shape, featuring local Connecticut stone. It houses many exhibits, and provides space for our "Animal Ambassadors". The visitor center is also the hub of the park, with classrooms, a nature store, a small natural history library, and office space. Ansonia Nature Center is open year β€˜round, from sun up to sun down. Building hours vary with the season, and it is closed on Federal holidays. Entrance to the park and to the Visitor Center are FREE.

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Ansonia Recharged: ANC's 2021 Retrospective

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10 Deerfield Ln
Ansonia, CT
06401

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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