Wintonbury Land Trust now is Traprock Ridge Land Conservancy, one result of East Granby Land Trust and West Hartford Land Trust merging with us to broaden and sustain everyone’s efforts.Updates & Background
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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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Are any of the snakes in Connecticut dangerous to humans? How do they survive the winter? What role do they play in our environment? Join us for a talk with Brian Kleinman, owner of Riverside Reptiles Education Center, to answer these questions and more about the 14 snake species native to Connecticut.
Brian’s presentation is perfect for all ages: He will present on the natural history and identification of our local snakes, and you will have the opportunity to meet and touch some of the live snakes in the center’s collection!
This program is free; no registration required. Co-sponsored by Traprock Ridge Land Conservancy and Riverside Reptiles Education Center.
(Photo: Smooth Green Snake, courtesy Riverside Reptiles Education Center)
We will be making a 1.5 ft small wood tree by up-cycling the invasive Asian bitter sweet vines that we have cut while making trails. Register at egpl.org Co-sponsored by East Granby Public Library
When Traprock Ridge Land Conservancy helped East Granby Public Library create Doreen’s Nature Trail behind the library, an invasive vine called Asian Bittersweet was cut … and saved.
We can take these invasive vines and up-cycle them into a beautiful decoration for your home. In this free, hands-on craft workshop we will drill and mix-and-match slices of bittersweet wood to create truly unique, 1.5 foot “trees” to take home.
Register online through our co-sponsor, East Granby Public Library.
While we may only catch a glimpse of one late at night, these backyard neighbors play an important role in helping to control pest insect populations such as ticks. Plus, they are the only marsupial native to North America!
Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue will teach us about Opossums and their benefits during this presentation co-sponsored by Traprock Ridge Land Conservancy and East Granby Public Library. After the all-ages presentation, there will be an opportunity to meet one of the Opossum in Ferncroft’s care.
Please register in advance for free through the library.
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.