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Upcoming Events at Indian Rock & Barnes Nature Center

Barnes Nature Center

Warbler Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

7:00-8:30am

Indian Rock Nature Preserve

FREE

Join us to explore the world of birds on this guided bird walk around the prime bird habitat at the Indian Rock Nature Preserve. Learn songs and how to identify some of the common and not so common bird species with experts in the field of ornithology. Bring your binoculars, if you have them and dress appropriately for walking on a nature trail.

Location:

Indian Rock Nature Preserve

501 Wolcott Road

Bristol, CT 06010

T: 860-583-1234

Annual Spring Fair and Rocks for All Ages!

Saturday, May 13th

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Fun for the whole family!

Live Music, Guided Nature Hikes, Live Animals, Food, Pond Discovery, and More! Activities and exhibits by Bristol Rotary Club and Bristol Garden Club and other vendors.  The Bristol and Meriden Gem and Mineral Clubs are collaborating for this family-friendly event by presenting “Rocks for All Ages” which will consist of stations that focus on different aspects of the Earth Sciences.

FREE Event

Location:

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

175 Shrub Road

Bristol, CT 06010

T: 860-583-1234

Mother’s Day Afternoon Paint Class

Sunday, May 14th

3:00pm – 5:00 pm

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Mothers, bring your daughter, son, husband, grandparent, or best friend for a fun afternoon paint class! Singles are welcome too!

Each attendee will have their own canvas to paint while the instructor guides your way to a beautiful masterpiece that can stand alone or combined with your guests to make an entire painting!

All ages welcome, but recommended for children over age 5.

Mother’s Day sweets will be available.

Members:                  $30/per couple, $20 per single

Non-Members:         $35/per couple, $25 per single

Registration and Prepayment due by: Wednesday, May 10th. 

Location:

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

175 Shrub Road

Bristol, CT 06010

T: 860-583-1234 

Warbler Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:00-8:30am
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Join us to explore the world of birds on this guided bird walk around the prime bird habitat at the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center. Learn songs and how to identify some of the common and not so common bird species with experts in the field of ornithology. Bring your binoculars, if you have them and dress appropriately for walking on a nature trail.

Location:

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

175 Shrub Road

Bristol, CT 06010

T: 860-583-1234 

Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:00-9:30am
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Join us to explore the world of birds on this guided bird walk around the prime bird habitat at the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center. Learn songs and how to identify some of the common and not so common bird species with experts in the field of ornithology. Bring your binoculars, if you have them and dress appropriately for walking on a nature trail.

Location:

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

175 Shrub Road

Bristol, CT 06010

T: 860-583-1234 

Bristol Garden Club – Native Plant Sale 

Sunday, May 21, 2017
9:00am-Noon
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center 

Bristol Garden Club will be offering plants from our local garden club member’s yards.  Sun, shade, and partial shade plants, along with trees and shrubs will be for sale.

In addition, we will be selling garden dish flower decorations, fancy pair of gloves with cuffs and embellishments, herbal straw hats, unique containers with plants and succulents, painted slate signs, and individual tomato plants.

Visit the Barnes Nature Gift shop for special plant sale discounts. 

Location:

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

175 Shrub Road

Bristol, CT 06010

T: 860-583-1234 

Warbler Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:00-8:30am
Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Join us to explore the world of birds on this guided bird walk around the prime bird habitat at the Indian Rock Nature Preserve. Learn songs and how to identify some of the common and not so common bird species with experts in the field of ornithology. Bring your binoculars, if you have them and dress appropriately for walking on a nature trail.

Location:

Indian Rock Nature Preserve

501 Wolcott Road

Bristol, CT 06010

T: 860-583-1234 

Barnes Nature Center Music Series

Friday, May 26th

7:00pm – 9:00 pm

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Live music by professional local musicians.  Local baked goods will be featured.  B.Y.O.B.

Admission: $10/per person

Location:

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

175 Shrub Road

Bristol, CT 06010

T: 860-583-1234

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