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March 2019

Trail Work Day

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pratt Glen Preserve, 40A Obtuse Road North
Brookfield, CT 06804

      Join Weantinoge and Brookfield Open Space Legacy at our Pratt Glen and Birch Rocks Preserves for the first volunteer Trail Work Day of 2019! These preserves were devastated by last May’s macroburst and have been closed to the public since. Volunteers will help re-route the trails and clear debris. All materials and hand tools will be provided. We strongly recommend wearing long sleeves, long pants tucked into your socks, and bug spray to discourage ticks and other bugs. Contact Carrie Davis at carrie@weantinoge.org…

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Live Birds of Prey

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Montessori School, 240 Litchfield Turnpike
New Preston, CT 06777

Weantinoge protects more 10,000 acres across Northwest Connecticut for people and wildlife. Of all the unique species that depend on our lands and waters for survival, birds of prey are some of the most captivating. Join us in learning how conservation supports birds of prey in this presentation by our partners at Sharon Audubon. This a terrific family event and opportunity to see native birds of prey in person. The presentation will explore the special adaptations of these beautiful birds, how…

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May 2019

Climate Impact on the Eastern Hemlock

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 06793
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Global climate change has severely affected the abundances, range and interactions of many species. Dr. Cheah will share her extensive body of research on the biotic and abiotic stressors and their impacts on eastern hemlock health in the context of a rapidly changing climate. The eastern hemlock is an important tree species in New England forests. Hemlocks, while not a highly sought-after timber product, contribute greatly to the forest ecosystem.  Eastern hemlocks have dense evergreen foliage and grow along streams,…

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