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CFPA Ramble: Fabulous Frogs launches March 17th!

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CFPA is thrilled to announce that, once again, we will be offering the wildly popular CFPA Ramble: Fabulous Frogs in conjunction with Everyone Outside. We will have vernal pool explorations almost every week this year, thanks to the support of the four trained CFPA Ramble Guides! The table below outlines the dates and leaders of each Fabulous Frogs Ramble.

Bring your curiosity! We will observe the amazing transformations that occur in vernal pools during several guided outings throughout the spring. Come to one outing or come to many, to see a wonderful array of creatures found in vernal pools this time of year; including frogs, salamander and frog eggs, tadpoles, salamanders, fairy shrimp, insect larvae, and more! We may not see adult frogs every week but there are always plenty of fascinating things to see in the vernal pool and nearby. Viewing scopes will be available. Space is limited for these very popular events, therefore registration is required. 


2017 CFPA Ramble: Fabulous Frogs 

Date Start time Location Frog Friday Leader
3/17 4 pm Highlawn Forest at CFPA The Flanagan-Brown Boys
3/24 4 pm Highlawn Forest at CFPA Lucy Meigs and Emma Kravet
3/31 4 pm Highlawn Forest at CFPA The Flanagan-Brown Boys
4/1 3 pm Palmer-Taylor Preserve Lisa Liesener
4/7 4 pm Highlawn Forest at CFPA Emma Kravet
4/13 3 pm Highlawn Forest at CFPA Emma Kravet
4/23 2 pm Wadsworth Mansion Lucy Meigs
4/28 4 pm Highlawn Forest at CFPA Lucy Meigs
5/5 4 pm Highlawn Forest at CFPA Emma Kravet
5/12 4 pm Highlawn Forest at CFPA The Flanagan-Brown Boys
5/20 3 pm Palmer-Taylor Preserve Lisa Liesener
5/26 4 pm Highlawn Forest at CFPA The Flanagan-Brown Boys
6/3 3 pm Palmer-Taylor Preserve Lisa Liesener

Please visit the CFPA Calendar for more information on the individual events and to register. www.ctwoodlands.org/events

2017 CFPA Ramble: Fabulous Frogs Leaders

The Flanagan-Brown Boys consist of Junior Conservation Ambassadors Liam and Jack Flanagan-Brown along with their father, CFPA Ramble Guide Riley
Lucy Meigs is the founder and director of Everyone Outside and CFPA Ramble Guide
Emma Kravet is the Education Director for Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Lisa Liesener is the Everyone Outside Enrichment Programs Director and CPFA Ramble Guide

Registration is required for all Fabulous Frog events and all registrants will be notified of the cancellation by noon the day of the event. 

Participants are advised to wear boots or old shoes and clothes that can get dirty as there can be muddy areas. If you have polarized sunglasses, please bring them; they are helpful for seeing into the water since there are reflections. To the parents, thank you in advance for helping to keep the children out of the water. The program will be held in warm rain; Cold or steady rain cancels. 


These free guided outing is co-sponsored by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and Everyone Outside.

As a program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, CFPA Rambles are intended to bring people, fun, and the outdoors together. Led by trained CFPA Ramble Guides, these FREE, engaging outings are offered on trails around the state every month throughout the year. Each CFPA Ramble is designed to show the people of Connecticut how easy and enjoyable a ramble can be and to feature the many different outdoor opportunities our state has to offer.

To prepare for a safe and enjoyable CFPA Ramble:

  1. Be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time;
  2. Bring water, snack, and your excitement;
  3. Leave pets at home;
  4. Wear sturdy shoes; and
  5. Kids, please remember to bring your parents or caregivers.