Cheepers & Peepers

April 27: Cheepers & Peepers at Woodcock

Thrown Stone invites you to our continuing series of community events around the theme,  #CloseToHome.

Celebrate Earth Day* with these community outings at Woodcock Nature Center on April 27th.

    • 8:30-10 am  – Cheepers birding hike with Dr. Benjamin Oko – REGISTER
    • 10:00-11am – Coffee and hot chocolate under the Pavilion
    • 10:30-12pm –  Peepers Vernal pool hike with Sarah Breznen – REGISTER

Arrive at 8:30 am for Cheepers, a Birding Walk led by Dr. Benjamin Oko, longtime Ridgefield resident, RACE member, birding expert, and recent recipient of TownVibe’s Green Award. After a short introduction on birding, Dr. Oko will lead a 90-minute walk, teaching participants how to spot and identify the ducks, songbirds, and other “Cheepers” residing at Woodcock Nature Center.

At 10:30 am, gather for Peepers, a Vernal Pool Walk led by Sarah Breznen, director of education and Sam Nunes, educator at Woodcock Nature Center. Vernal Pools are temporary ponds formed in spring by rain and melting snow that serve as nurseries for amphibians, such as salamanders, wood frogs, and spring peepers- tree frogs known for their lively springtime song. Followed by a brief introduction, this 90-minute woodland walk along the trails will visit the Vernal Pools of Woodcock Nature Center and explore the role they play in the surrounding forest food web and discover the fascinating amphibians who rely on them for survival.

Thrown Stone invites all participants to enjoy coffee and hot chocolate between events under the Woodcock Nature Center pavilion from 10-11 am.


  • All ages welcome
  • Come with appropriate footwear, portions of trail and around pools may be muddy.
  • Please no dogs for Cheepers at 8:30am as they may disrupt the birds. Leashed dogs are welcome for Peepers at 10:30am.


Admission is free, but space is limited and registration for one or both walks is required.

Register for Cheepers Register for Peepers



*In honor of Easter Monday, these Earth Day festivities have been moved to Saturday, April 27.

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