The creation of the Woodcock Preserve was the inspiration of J.M. Woodcock, a visionary Ridgefield resident who donated the core 5 acres for a meeting hall and staff quarters. Today, with an unspoiled habitat of over 140 acres, the Woodcock Nature Center offers year-round activities and a natural tranquility and beauty in the heart of Fairfield County.
Woodcock has been a source of environmental and nature education since 1972. The staff, which includes three full-time naturalists, work with local youth to teach and develop programming designed to instill a love and respect for nature.
The Woodcock Nature Center receives no governmental support, so your membership, donations, and program involvement are crucial to the Center’s survival.
Please visit our Events pages, as listed in the bar at the top of this page, to learn more about our year-round offerings, and our Programs page to find out more about our extremely popular Summer Camps.
Thanks for visiting, and for your interest in the Woodcock Nature Center. We hope to see you out on our trails or visiting the Center soon!