Calendar of Events

Florence Griswold Museum: ADULT CRAFTING EVENT: Art•Bar Happy Hour: Painting “En Plein Air” @ Florence Griswold Museum
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Museum’s Art•Bar combines creativity with light fare and libations. Join Museum Manager of Youth Education & Outreach Julie Riggs for an evening of painting on the grounds in the style of the original Lyme Art Colony painters. All materials included.

Grab your tickets quickly — these popular events almost always sell out! A fun night out with friends or a perfect solo crafting adventure.

2022 Ridgefield BioBlitz @ Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Jun 11 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Organized in partnership with the Woodcock Nature Center and the Town of Ridgefield Conservation Commission, Weir Farm is hosting a BioBlitz on Saturday, June 11th. Come celebrate Ridgefield’s biodiversity! All ages welcome!

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Join us as we visit different habitats and attempt to identify as many plant, animal, and fungi species that we can find. Participants will take a trail walk to Weir Pond, stopping to investigate field, forest, and aquatic habitats. Each habitat station will have activities guided by expert naturalists and scientists including insect displays, pond scooping for invertebrates, looking under logs, learning about bears, and even an art station to make your own nature journal!​

This event is free but pre-registration is required. Register by visiting the Woodcock Nature Center BioBlitz webpage. Sign up for one of 3 timeslots, or an early morning bird survey.