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In these free webinars experts discuss wildlife that can be observed on lands protected by the Land Trust, Town, and State … and often our backyards!View Upcoming Events
Recently donated hardwood uplands will connect to Reservoir #3 and provide views of Metacomet Ridge …
One block from Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield’s most densely populated neighborhood sits Lisa Lane Farm with 10 acres…
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Join us at the Land Trust’s Speer Preserve annual outing. This short trail connects to more remote sections of MDC Reservoir 6 and Talcott Mountain State Park, which can feel very much like one is in the deep woods. The route is easy-to-moderate and will last 1.5-2.0 hours. Please come with snowshoes if we have snow, waterproof hiking boots if not, and seasonal outdoor clothing.
Come early, ready to be on the trail at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the cul-de-sac at the top of Juniper Road in Bloomfield. Rain date is Sunday, February 19. (Photo by Vikki Reski)
Cute and cuddly or invasive pests? Actually Squirrels and Chipmunks play an important role helping to shape the plant composition of our ecosystem. By burying their main source of nutrients, seeds, throughout the environment, they effectively influence the number and distribution of different plant species. But they also are drawn to human-provided resources like bird seed and often create nests around our homes.
This free webinar will look at the balance of their lives and their overall effect on nature and humans. State-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple will lead our discussion with time for your questions. Ginny has hiked, climbed, kayaked, skied, and poked her way through the outdoors and developed a passion for all things natural around her home within Peoples State Forest in Barkhamsted.
You may participate on any device with a web browser and email access. Please register in advance with our co-sponsor, Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services. A link to login will be sent to your email after you register.
Whether in your backyard, walking Land Trust trails, or other outdoor adventures, staying safe from diseases transmitted by insects and ticks is an important part of being prepared to enjoy connecting with nature. In this free webinar, environmental scientist Roger Wolfe will help us learn about mosquitoes and ticks, efforts to manage their habitats, and how we can reduce our risks individually. As the Wetland Restoration Biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Roger coordinates the Wetland Habitat & Mosquito Management program.
The Nature Lecture Series is co-sponsored with Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services, who will host the webinar. You may participate on any device with a web browser and email access. A link to login will be sent to your email when you register online.
Our partner, the Land Trust Alliance, describes why land trusts matter.
Created by Hartford Art School Civic Design class members Paulina Modestow, Darcy Peterson, and Emma Schroh.
I love the sense of community with the Land Trust. Farming is a hard business but people stopping and supporting my CSA, asking about the Scottish Highland cattle, or just shooting the breeze made it so worthwhile. And the Land Trust was amazing with their follow through. They put in electricity, water and restored the barn to make it a workable situation for us. They have a level of commitment that I think is very special.
I got involved because I wanted to give back to my community. My children grew up here and now my grandchildren. I want them to enjoy the land that I love and the diversity. I like meeting new people and the social interaction that the Land Trust offers.
My mother wanted her land to remain as it was. She left Stout’s Family Fields to me and my two siblings. I convinced them it was a good idea to donate to the Land Trust and they all agreed. Every day in all seasons, 20 or more people walk the path through the fields to reach Penwood Park. It’s a very special place in our community.