‘Winter Solstice Family Frolic’

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Date/Time

Saturday, December 21, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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We will joining the Blomidon Naturalists Society to celebrate the winter solstice! A time of rebirth, renewel & the slow return of the sun.

“The winter solstice occurs precisely at the moment when the Earth’s axis is tilted the farthest away from the sun. After the solstice is when most people across the Northern Hemisphere can look forward to the days gradually getting longer. However, the daily lengthening of sunlight will not become widely noticeable until late February or March.” AccuWeather

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We invite everyone to welcome the winter season and continue the 5000-year tradition of celebrating the return of the Sun after the longest night of the year. We will meet around a roaring bonfire at Noggin’s Corner Farm and set off for a hike through the centuries-old pine and hemlock forest. We will pass an 18th century Acadian cellar, Poor House graveyard and a huge bald eagle nest. We will look for tracks and signs of wildlife, call for owls in the deep woods, and view the stars from the dykes (weather permitting). We will make our way back to the bonfire for hot apple cider and share a toast to a winter season full of light and good cheer to all.” Blomidon Naturalists Society

where: we will meet in the parking lot at Noggin’s Corner Farm, Greenwich
when: 6:30-8pm
what to bring: some warm clothes & footwear, & perhaps something to share! hot apple cider will be provided!

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