Spring 2024

Spring will be here before you know it and we offer a little bit of something for everyone!

Each month we offer a variety of programs to inspire, teach and engage. All Connecticut College Arboretum programs are open to the public and many of our programs are free or available at a discounted rate with membership. Connecticut College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy community. Some programs require registration to confirm your spot. Email arbor@conncoll.edu if you need assistance.


Vernal Pools Walk

Saturday, March 16, 9:00-11:00 AM

$10 / FREE Members (Arboretum and CT Audubon Society); registration required 

Each spring, as snow melts and temperatures rise, vernal pools come to life! Many amphibian species rely on vernal pools for breeding, and unique plants and insects can be found in these seasonal wetlands as well. Join the CT Audubon Society's RTP Estuary Center to search the vernal pools that dot the Connecticut College Arboretum and look in the other wetland habitats on the property for amphibians, birds, insects, and more!

Annual Wildflower Walk

Friday, May 3, 12:15-1:00 PM
Meet at Arboretum entrance which is located at approximately 830 Williams Street

FREE, No registration required 

On a slope just south of the Laurel Walk lies the Edgerton and Stengel Wildflower Garden, containing over 75 species of wildflowers. Some of the flowers you can expect to see include: Jack-in-the-pulpit, Virginia Blue Bells, Wild Geranium, Solomon’s Seal and Trillium. Enjoy a 45-minute walk through the Wildflower Garden and learn about our ephemeral treasures.


Spring Bird Walk

Saturday, May 11, 9:00-11:00 AM

$10 / FREE Members (Arboretum and CT Audubon Society); registration required 

Spring is one of the most exciting times to be a birder in Connecticut, as many species make their northbound migration back to their breeding grounds from their wintering grounds further south. The diversity of habitats in the Connecticut College Arboretum offers important stopover sites for these birds to rest and refuel. Join Joe Attwater from the CT Audubon Society's RTP Estuary Center and search for warblers, vireos, swallows, and more! 

Visit us on facebook @ConnecticutCollegeArboretum to stay up to date on our programs and events. To receive advance notice of programs you can sign up to get our monthly email newsletter on the Arboretum home page. You don't have to be a member to receive notifications but we would appreciate your support of becoming a member if you are not one already.