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Generous donors will double your year-end contribution to our trails fund! More people found respite on our properties during the pandemic. Next year we’ll build two new trails and continue to ensure all trails welcome new visitors. Please help!

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Support Those Who Supported Us

As we adjusted to this year’s circumstances, we appreciated the steadfast, generous support of the sponsors, business donors, and in-kind contributors who helped make possible our Take-Home Harvest Dinner. Please support them during this pandemic!

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We welcome help with a variety of activities. We are an all-volunteer organization, and we need you!

Our Projects

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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Volunteer Work Parties

Start date: December 3, 2020

End date: December 6, 2020

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Location: Hawk Hill Farm, 22 Duncaster Road, Bloomfield

Volunteers of all ability levels needed! With the weather about to turn, we’re jumping at the chance to get a few more things done at Hawk Hill Farm. Can you lend a hand one or more afternoons?
  • Thursday, December 3, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 5, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 6, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Please wear sturdy shoes and gloves, and bring tools if you have them. In fresh air and with good company (socially distanced), we’ll spread out to work on various tasks:
  • Clear growth next to the barn with weed whackers.
  • Sever vines around Champion trees above head height with loppers and/or hand saws.
  • Move miscellaneous debris from behind the barn to the front for pickup.

Please contact us to RSVP with your name, chosen day(s), and phone number so Pete, our Hawk Hill Farm volunteer steward, knows who to expect. Thank you!

WLT Board Meeting

Date: December 9, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

Bobcats – Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cats

Date: January 6, 2021

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Online Zoom Webinar

2021 nature lecture series logoHave you seen a Bobcat in your neighborhood? They have been spotted at some of the Land Trust’s preserves! Join us for an online presentation to learn more about their natural history in our state including habitat, diet, reproduction, current research efforts, and how they differ from Mountain Lions. There will be time for your questions, too.

Our presenter will be Paul Coburn, a State-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist trained in wildlife management, natural history, and interpretation. He is an avid outdoorsman, graduate of Wesleyan University, and served honorably in the United States Army.

For everyone’s safety, we’re presenting this as a free Zoom webinar in partnership with Bloomfield Leisure Services. No special software or user account is required, just a computer, tablet, or smart phone. We need to send you a login password though, so definitely register for free as soon as possible.

White-Tailed Deer in Connecticut

Date: February 3, 2021

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Online Zoom Webinar

2021 nature lecture series logoThese majestic neighbors are beautiful to spot on early morning walks, often frustrating to see eat our gardens, and sometimes startling to see by the road at night. Paul Coburn will answer your questions about White-Tailed Deer’s preferred habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and how to co-exist with them. He is a State-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist, avid outdoorsman, graduate of Wesleyan University, and served honorably in the United States Army.

For everyone’s safety, we’ll present this as a free Zoom webinar in partnership with Bloomfield Leisure Services. No special software or user account is required, just a computer, tablet, or smart phone. We need to send you a login password though, so definitely register for free as soon as possible.

Coyotes in Connecticut

Date: March 3, 2021

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Online Zoom Webinar

2021 nature lecture series logoThe elusive Eastern Coyote has been spotted in the distance on some of our properties! In this free webinar we’ll explore the history of Coyotes in Connecticut and learn about their habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.

Our volunteer presenter is Paul Coburn, a Master Wildlife Conservationist certified by the State to provide education programs in wildlife and natural history. He is an avid outdoorsman who graduated from Wesleyan University and served honorably in the United States Army.

For everyone’s safety, we’ll present this as a free Zoom webinar in partnership with Bloomfield Leisure Services. No special software or user account is required, just a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Advance registration will be required, so watch for details coming soon.

Black Bears in Connecticut

Date: April 7, 2021

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Online Zoom Webinar

2021 nature lecture series logoWith a Facebook group dedicated just to sharing local sightings, Black Bears are a frequent topic of conversation locally and statewide. Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Coburn’s free webinar will present an overview of Black Bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research along with recommendations for learning to co-exist with them safely. Paul is an avid outdoorsman, Wesleyan University graduate, and veteran of the United States Army.

For everyone’s safety, we’ll present this as a free Zoom webinar in partnership with Bloomfield Leisure Services. No special software or user account is required, just a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Advance registration will be required, so watch for details coming soon.

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Our 2020 annual meeting photo slide show.

Created by Hartford Art School Civic Design class members Paulina Modestow, Darcy Peterson, and Emma Schroh and presented at our 2019 annual meeting.

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