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Signs were recently found nailed to trees in the park. They are being removed. The public is reminded that Brooksvale is a designated Wildlife Refuge and nothing living or non-living can be altered, damaged or removed. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Thank you to everyone who attended Winter on the Farm and to our volunteers as well. It was a fun day indeed!

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Winter On The Farm

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Blacksmith Demo with FOB Member Peter in the Sugar Shack. Children’s Games in the grassy area near the chicken Coop. Brooksvale’s Animals Prepare for Winter at the FOB Animal Barn with the help of park staff. Make a Snowman Scarf at garden, using animal fleece prints with FOB member Debbie for kids ages 5-11 in the Brooksvale Garden, while supplies last. Handmade masks available for a $2 donation. Nature crafts outside the Historic Barn with FOB member Shari, while supplies last. Animals in Winter with park intern Josh at the Nature Center in the lower level of the Veterans’ Memorial Building. Hot Cocoa served by FOB President Gail in the Veterans’ Memorial Building. Handmade Bows to decorate your wreath, door or mailbox for a $5 donation see FOB members Judy & Kathleen in the Veterans’ Memorial Building.

The following events are at specific times and are only offered then. Meet at the main kiosk in front of the big red barn.

10:00 – Tales from the Woods with FOB Member “Tanta” Kirsten – Story & Nature Walk geared to younger children.

10:30 – Guided Bird Walk led by FOB Member and avid birder Alan geared to older children and adults.

11:00 – Trail Hike led by FOB Member Steve geared to older children and adults.

11:30 – Tales from the Woods with FOB Member “Tanta” Kirsten – Story & Nature Walk geared to younger children,

Dress for the weather. If it’s cold, wear your woolies, if there has been recent rain or snow, trails can be mucky and slippery, wear your boots.

Rain or Snow will cancel. If you’re unsure, check the FOB Facebook page, or call the park office 203-287-2669.

This event is presented by Hamden’s Department of Recreation with the generous support of the Friends of Brooksvale Park, Inc.

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