Snakes of Connecticut

Date: November 28, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave, West Hartford

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.

Program Flyer (PDF)

(Photo: Smooth Green Snake, courtesy Riverside Reptiles Education Center)

Asian Bittersweet Tree Making

Date: December 5, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: East Granby Public Library, 24 Center St, East Granby

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 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.

Program Flyer (PDF)

Opossums: Backyard Wildlife & Winter Survival

Date: December 12, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: East Granby Public Library, 24 Center St, East Granby

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.

Program Flyer (PDF)

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