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December 2018

Weantinoge Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

December 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street
Kent, CT 06757 United States
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Join us for our annual member meeting and holiday party. We will share updates on Weantinoge’s work over the past year. This event is free and open to the public.

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December Green Drinks

December 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Weantinoge's Green Drinks is Litchfield County's monthly happy hour, providing opportunities to make connections and exchange news about conservation initiatives, local farming, land use, and more. This special holiday Green Drinks is always our best attended and especially fun. We hope to see you there! All are welcome, no reservations or RSVP necessary.

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February 2019

Mountain Lion Returns to the East

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Tpke
Falls Village, CT 06031
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A magnificently illustrated presentation by wildlife researcher and photographer Sue Morse, founder of Keeping Track. Mountain Lions are not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Scientists have now documented Mountain Lions in a growing list of eastern states and provinces. Join us for an engaging introduction to the biology and ecology of mountain lions. Sue will also share the latest confirmations of mountain lions in the east, including the recently documented suitability of…

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March 2019

March Green Drinks

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Housatonic River Brewing, 30 Kent Road
New Milford, CT 06776

Weantinoge's Green Drinks is Litchfield County's monthly happy-hour for environmentalists, providing opportunities to make connections and exchange news about conservation initiatives, local farming, land use, and more. All are welcome, no reservations or RSVP necessary. This month we are excited to be co-hosting with Great Hollow Nature Preserve and Ecological Research Center, Naromi Land Trust, Pratt Nature Center, and Sunny Valley Preserve. Please take a moment to check-out the impactful and impressive work of these organizations. We hope to see you for another terrific evening of food,…

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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
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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

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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