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    Here Be Dragonflies

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    Wednesdays, 2 p.m. and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    Entomology enthusiasts capture and identify species during this basic introduction to the winged insects. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Let It Grow

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    Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    A guided tour of the Little River's habitat restoration area reveals how removing invasive plants yields wildflower gardens that attract pollinators, birds and dragonflies. B-Side Beach. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Making Tracks, Seeing Skins & Skulls

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    Wednesdays, Saturdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    Outdoorsy types search for signs of fur-bearing animals and make plaster-of-paris track casts to take home. Nature Center. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Mushrooms Demystified

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    Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    Fungi fanatics learn about different varieties — fabulous and fearsome alike — found throughout the park. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids ages 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Stream Safari

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    Saturdays, 11 a.m. and Thursdays, 2 p.m. Continues through Aug. 29

    Dip nets in hand, nature lovers survey shady waterways. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Butterfly Gardening

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    Fridays, 3 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    If you plant it, they will come. Green thumbs get the dirt on attracting eye-catching creatures to their yards. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.

    Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike

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    Saturdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

    Flashlight holders spy denizens of dusk on a journey to 19th-century settlement ruins, where spooky Vermont tales await. History Hike lot. at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm.
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