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LaSalette Trail

This two-town east-west trail is the most ambitious trail-building project. This…

 

Beacon Hill Preserve

Recently donated hardwood uplands will connect to Reservoir #3 and provide views of Metacomet Ridge …

Lisa Lane Farm

One block from Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield’s most densely populated neighborhood sits Lisa Lane Farm with 10 acres…

 

Hawk Hill Farm

It took five grants to acquire this 45-acre farm (23 acres of prime soils) and then $54,000…

 

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WLT January Board Meeting

Date: January 19, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: TBD

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and you’re welcome to attend to learn more about Land Trust activities. We meet at Bloomfield’s Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center or via Zoom when needed. This one will be brief following a private planning session. Please contact us for details on how to attend this month.

Bald Eagle Recovery Story

Date: February 2, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Logo for 2022 Nature Lecture Series by Bloomfield Leisure Services and Wintonbury Land TrustBald Eagles were once so endangered many contemplated whether to replace them as America’s national symbol. Now they fascinate onlookers along the Farmington River in Bloomfield’s north end. Their ongoing local and national recovery is a comeback story worth hearing. In this webinar Ginny Apple will discuss these magnificent birds of prey, their contributions to our ecosystem, and their resurging population. There will be time for your questions, too.

Ginny is a State-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and Bald Eagle interpreter for the Shepaug Dam Eagle Viewing Area and Essex Steam Train’s Eagle Flyer. She also volunteers for the Farmington River Watershed Association, Friends of American Legion & Peoples State Forests, and more. Ginny was among the nation’s first female sportswriters and has hiked, climbed, kayaked, and skied her way through the outdoors.

The Nature Lecture Series is co-sponsored with the Town of Bloomfield Leisure Services, who will host the webinar. You may participate on any internet-connected device with a web browser. Please register for free at left to receive login details in advance.

WLT February Board Meeting

Date: February 9, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: TBD

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and you’re welcome to attend to learn more about Land Trust activities or get involved. We meet at Bloomfield’s Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center or via Zoom when needed. Please contact us for details on how to attend this month.

Eager Beavers

Date: March 2, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Logo for 2022 Nature Lecture Series by Bloomfield Leisure Services and Wintonbury Land TrustDo you wonder why Beavers are called eager, or why they gnaw trees to build their dams? Ginny Apple will answer these questions – and your questions – in our webinar about Beaver behavior and history. She also will discuss the unique role of nature’s engineers in shaping North American landscapes and helping us fight water pollution, erosion, and maybe even climate change.

Ginny is a communications professional who hikes, climbs, kayaks, skis, and pokes her way through the outdoors with a passion for all things natural. She volunteers for the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection as a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and serves on the boards of the Farmington River Watershed Association and Friends of Connecticut State Parks, to name just a few.

The Nature Lecture Series is co-sponsored with the Town of Bloomfield Leisure Services, who will host the webinar. You may participate on any internet-connected device with a web browser. Please register for free at left to receive login details in advance.

WLT March Board Meeting

Date: March 9, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: TBD

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and you’re welcome to attend to learn more about Land Trust activities or get involved. We meet at Bloomfield’s Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center or via Zoom when needed. Please contact us for details on how to attend this month.

The Importance of Bees

Date: April 6, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Logo for 2022 Nature Lecture Series by Bloomfield Leisure Services and Wintonbury Land TrustHoney Bees pollinate more than 100 crops in North America that account for approximately one-third of our food! Yet pesticides used by homeowners and farmers are among many stressors threatening commercially managed and wild colonies. Mark Creighton’s webinar will discuss the important ecological role of Honey Bees, how they differ from related insects in your yard, and what researchers are learning about their decline.

Mark first began beekeeping on his family’s New Hampshire farm and after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard became a Master Beekeeper. In 2012 he became the State Apiary Inspector at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, responsible for licensing honeybee apiaries and monitoring the health of Connecticut’s bees. He is a frequent speaker who the Connecticut Beekeepers Association recognized as Beekeeper of the Year in 2014.

The Nature Lecture Series is co-sponsored with the Town of Bloomfield Leisure Services, who will host the webinar. You may participate on any internet-connected device with a web browser. Please register for free at left to receive login details in advance.

WLT April Board Meeting

Date: April 13, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: TBD

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and you’re welcome to attend to learn more about Land Trust activities or get involved. We meet at Bloomfield’s Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center or via Zoom when needed. Please contact us for details on how to attend this month.

Bats of Connecticut

Date: May 4, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Logo for 2022 Nature Lecture Series by Bloomfield Leisure Services and Wintonbury Land TrustBats are one of the world’s most beneficial – and misunderstood – animals. There are over 1,300 different Bat species, 9 that can be found in Connecticut, of which 8 are at risk! Our webinar with Richard Taylor will explore their economic value, migration and hibernation, decline and disease. He also will answer your questions and share what the public can do to help.

Richard is a former human resources executive with a passion for education and continuous learning, and a lifelong interest in fishing and wildlife. In retirement he combined them to become a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist who presents education programs about wildlife for the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.

The Nature Lecture Series is co-sponsored with the Town of Bloomfield Leisure Services, who will host the webinar. You may participate on any internet-connected device with a web browser. Please register for free at left to receive login details in advance.

WLT May Board Meeting

Date: May 11, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: TBD

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and you’re welcome to attend to learn more about Land Trust activities or get involved. We meet at Bloomfield’s Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center or via Zoom when needed. Please contact us for details on how to attend this month.

WLT Annual Meeting

Date: June 8, 2022
Location: TBD

At our annual membership meeting we review the Land Trust’s past accomplishments and future goals, as well as elect directors to our board of directors.

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