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Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Happenings

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WILTON — The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, located at 80 Scout Rd., Wilton, will be hosting the following events in August:

Friday, August 12: 

Pond Exploration Programs

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Revolving around discovering aquatic wildlife at Delegan Pond, this scheduled reoccurring program is taking place every Friday throughout the summer until August 26. Participants can use the dip nets that are provided to search for pond life, including frogs, salamanders, tadpoles, crayfish, and aquatic insects. Park in Parking Lot #1 located on Scout Road, directly across from the pond. Registration is required. Space is limited. To register visit wiltonpreserve.org. For more information, please contact the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Friday, August 12: 

Moonlight Hikes

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Are you interested in seeing the Preserve at night? View nature in a new light, as we walk the trails in moonlight. An unforgettable experience for all ages. Registration is required by calling the office at 518-450-0321.

Wednesday, August 17: 

Karner Blue Butterfly Walk

Old Gick Farm, Wilton Wildlife Preserve | 12 – 1 p.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. The endangered Karner blue butterfly has two broods every year. The first brood emerges in late May and the second brood in early July. On a guided walk through the meadows, learn about the Saratoga Sandplains ecosystem on which this animal thrives and how it became endangered. Registration is required via wiltonpreserve.org or by calling the office at 518-450-0321. 

Monday, August 15: 

Nature on the Move 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | This walk will depart from the Fox trailhead off Route 50. This program is geared towards gentle exercise and the enjoyment of nature and will be accessible for participants at basic fitness levels. The group usually covers about 1.5 miles of trail. Registration is required. Space is limited. To register please visit wiltonpreserve.org, and click on the “Public Programs” tab to access the online registration form. For more information, please contact the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register, call 518-450-0321 or visit www.wiltonpreserve.org. 

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