Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wild cooking, Father's Day hike slated at Ansonia nature center

ANSONIA - Join Ali and Dawn at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center at 2 p.m. June 15 for a wild cooking class.

Wild foods have always been an important source of good nutrition.
Participants will take a hike to gather wild edibles for brewing tea and to prepare stir fry dishes.
Back at the visitor center, they will prepare a wild sampler.

Tuition for this program, geared for adults, is $5 a person. To register, call 203-736-1953 by June 13.

Take a hike with Dad on Father's Day

Join a ranger for a special family hike at 1 p.m. June 16 and learn about cicadas.

These unique insects, with red eyes and long, orange-veined wings, can only be seen every 17 years. Participants will know if cicadas are present because of their loud mating calls.

The first 17 years of a periodical cicada's life are spent underground, and they do not emerge until the soil is warmed by rising temperatures.
Cicadas are most threatened by habitat destruction. Roads, parking lots and buildings may pave over an area, thus destroying the colony underground.

Registration is appreciated but not required for this special free hike.

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