Celebrate the coming of spring with two nature walks led by Norwalk River Watershed Association's David Havens.

On Sunday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m., join them for an Owl Prowl at Woodcock Nature Center, 54 Deer Run in Wilton. Havens will open with a discussion of area owls and their habitat, featuring a few permanent Woodcock residents, then lead a prowl through the trees in search of these graceful nocturnal hunters.

On Sunday, March 25 at 1 p.m., Havens will lead a walk to explore some of the first signs of spring life, emerging amphibians. He will begin with a short introduction on amphibians and how to spot them, then lead a woodland walk to visit vernal ponds coming to life with salamanders, newts, frogs and toads. Discover some of the many species that occur in our area, search for eggs and tadpoles and learn about amphibians' development and seasonal habitats. Meet at the first parking lot on the right, behind the ball field at St. Luke's School, 377 North Wilton Road, New Canaan. Tall, waterproof boots are suggested.

Both events are free and all ages are welcome. Anyone interested in attending should call the Norwalk River Watershed Association 1-877-NRWA-INFO for reservations, information, to check for cancelation in case of rain, or for further directions to the meeting site and parking area.

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The Norwalk River Watershed Association, incorporated in 1996, is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to improve the water quality and aesthetic value of the 40,000-acre Norwalk River watershed; to encourage recreational use of the existing trails and open space; and to promote research, education, cooperation and action on the part of the stakeholders in the seven watershed towns in Conn. (Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, New Canaan, Weston, and Norwalk) and N.Y. (Lewisboro). For information on free programs, research, volunteer opportunities and membership, visit www.norwalkriver.org.