LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center has announced its calendar of events for March.

Museum Children Free Week, courtesy of Arthur and Tara Stacom Diedrick and in honor of Claire and Matthew Stacon, will take place from March 2 to 8 and provide free admission to children age 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult.

A second week, March 23 to 29, will take place in memory of Louise W. Willson. 

Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself :Presentation and Book Signing with Dr. Kenneth Feder will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

Dr. Feder is a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University and will describe how Native American cultures included long-lived empires of pyramid building farmers whose cities were ruled over by powerful kings.

Not many know that in the American Southwest, there were peaceful farmers living in enormous, finely constructed adobe and stone apartment complexes.

Fewer still are familiar with the awe-inspiring natural galleries where ancient native artists left behind tens of thousands of depictions of a broad array of complex geometric forms, naturalistic animals, and phantasmagorical spirit beings.

The remains of many of these monuments, sites, and works of art still exist and can be visited by the archaeological tourist.

A Musical Evening with Ian Campbell will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

His music is influenced mostly by singer songwriters and about making one’s way through life as an American kid, and now an adult who always feels like a kid.

Mr. Campbell is always interested in finding the light in songs of love, growth, journey, killing, lost innocence, and learning.

The event is BYOB with cake and coffee on hand.

Crack O’ Dawn Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont will start at 5 a.m. Sunday, March 8, in search of barred owls, screech owls, saw-whet owls and great horned owls.

Coffee and comestibles will be served beforehand and there will be an optional breakfast at Patty’s after the program.

Instinctive Birding with Kristi Dranginis will run at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 10.

Ms. Dranginis is the founder of Bird Mentor and will teach participants to interpret the subtle signs and voices of the birds while also becoming more proficient with bird ID skills.

The event will begin with a bird sit and those who attend should bring something to sit on while they enjoy the mint hot cocoa provided.

The session will run two hours, including an indoor talk.

A Llama walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm will start at 10 a.m. March 14 and 2 p.m. March 29 at the center.

Those interested are invited to call Ms. Labbe at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule a private llama walk.

Chalk Art Make and Take Event with Patti Punzi will start at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, for high-end, easy DIY home decorating.

Participants will be able to choose from two surfaces as they receive step-by-step instructions to create a piece of chalk painted home décor.

The workshop is for ages 12 and older and will last 60 to 90 minutes.

The fourth annual Nature Trivia Night will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, for teams of up to six people who will compete for a valuable prize.

Participants can register individually or as a team.

A chili supper will be served along with dessert, coffee, and soft drinks; the event is BYOB and a place setting.

A Star Party will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, with members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society, weather permitting.

An adult must accompany children under 16 and those who attend are invited to bring a telescope or binoculars.

Tree Identification Walk with Forest Manager Lukas Hyder will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

Bats: Earth’s Allies with Gerri Griswold is a talk that touches on the basics of the most beneficial and unjustifiably maligned mammal on the planet, taking place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

Ms. Griswold is director of administration and development at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield and has handled bats for 28 years as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator. 

Those interested in participating in a program may call 860-567-0857 or visit, where program details and fees are described.

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