Pick up and return your circle between July 10 and July 31 from Norwich Historical Society.

You will receive a circle of canvas that has a background already applied. We ask you to use acrylic paint and/or acrylic markers for your circle–permanent sharpies do not work well for this project. Before you purchase supplies, we recommend you plan your circle so you know what colors you will want and brush sizes that would be helpful. See the suggested the list of materials with links at the bottom of this page.

Fill the canvas with words or images that respond to the question:

What do you love about Norwich’s natural world?

The circles will be seen from a distance, so bold images and bright colors are encouraged. Please include a border around the outside of your circle. The border can be anything from a circle of words, to geometric shapes, to a strong line.

The Norwich Conservation Commission has lists of keystone plants to identify and sketch.

You could head out onto one of Norwich’s Trails to find a special spot.


This video was produced for the Covid Circle’s mural, but the basic technique remains the same.