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May 2019

Trail Work Day

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kahn-Nostrand, 56 Squire Hill Road
New Milford, CT 06776
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Interested in spending time outside and meeting other hiking enthusiasts? Weantinoge has organized a series of Trail Work Days for volunteers. Volunteers help ensure our trails are in great condition and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for hikers. Participants join Weantinoge staff and meet at the chosen preserve and work for about 3 hours with hand tools to trim back vegetation, clearing branches off the trail, and improving directional blazes with paint. All materials and hand tools will be provided. We…

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Smyrski Farm Bird Walk

May 4 @ 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Smyrski Farm, 237 Merryall Road
New Milford, CT 06776 United States
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Bobolinks, hawks, wood ducks, and cliff swallows, oh my! Join Weantinoge, and noted local Audubon birder Angela Dimmitt, for an early morning bird walk through Weantinoge's 220-acre Smyrski Farm, home to 65 species of birds (and counting). At this time of day the birds will be active with resident birds and migratory songbirds returning to their breeding grounds. The farm will be especially beautiful as the dew burns off in the morning sun. Bring binoculars and wear long pants and…

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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 is changing the abundances, range, and interactions of native as well as invasive species. Dr. Carole Cheah, an entomologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, will share her extensive body of research on different 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, are an important part of a healthy forest. Eastern…

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Trail Work Day

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alice McAllister Memorial Sanctuary, 74 Camps Flat Road
South Kent, CT 06785
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Interested in spending time outside and meeting other hiking enthusiasts? Weantinoge has organized a series of Trail Work Days for volunteers. Volunteers help ensure our trails are in great condition and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for hikers. Participants join Weantinoge staff and meet at the chosen preserve and work for about 3 hours with hand tools to trim back vegetation, clearing branches off the trail, and improving directional blazes with paint. All materials and hand tools will be provided. We…

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June 2019

Connecticut Trails Day: Hike to Bear Hill’s Summit

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kahn-Nostrand, 56 Squire Hill Road
New Milford, CT 06776
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The first weekend in June is Connecticut Trails Day, part of a nationally coordinated day celebrating all muscle-powered trail activities! Connecticut, though small in size, has the most National Trail Day events in the United States. Join Weantinoge on a hike to the highest point in New Milford, Bear Hill. At the end of 2018, New Milford resident Jack Garraty donated a 50-acre conservation easement to Weantinoge, completing the protection of the entire north and east sides of Bear Hill,…

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