A new resident at the Darien Nature Center needs a name.

The little fellow is an African pygmy hedgehog, just about a year old, and is "super friendly and social" according to his Darien Nature Center caretakers.

The contest is going on through Sept. 14. A prize has not yet been decided but the winner is welcome to come to the nature center and have their photo taken with the hedgehog for The Darien Times!

The Darien Nature Center is at 120 Brookside Road in the heart of Darien’s Cherry Lawn Park.  Its facility is home to a variety of animals, a grand exhibit gallery, a small theater, a library and several classrooms and 27.5 acres of fields, pond, and trails that surround the building.


More information can be found at dariennaturecenter.org  For more information and questions, contact Administrative Affairs Manager Leah Salomoni at 203-655-7459.