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August 2018

Bobcats of New Milford

August 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In 2017, Connecticut's Department of Environment and Energy (DEEP) began a study to determine how the state's bobcats meet their needs in both rural and suburban environments, and understand the overall health of the population. From the fall of 2017 to early winter 2018, the Wildlife Division of DEEP live-trapped bobcats across the state. These bobcats were marked with yellow ear tags and 50 were fitted with GPS (global positioning system) collars. Biologists also collected important data from each bobcat, including weight, age,…

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Guided Wildflower Walk

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cobble Brook Vista, 26 Studio Hill Circle
Kent, CT 06757 United States

Not all wildflowers bloom in spring. As summer stretches toward autumn, beautiful late summer wildflowers begin to bloom. On Saturday, August 18 join Karen Cowperthwaite, local landscape architect and horticulturist, for an easy walk at our Cobble Brook Vista Preserve to enjoy some of late summer’s wildflowers. This stroll through the meadows will cover identification, culinary uses, herbal properties, and lore, and relationships with pollinators and birds. Late summer and fall wildflowers are beautiful and important to many pollinators, birds,…

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August Green Drinks

August 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kent Falls Brewing, 33 Camps Road
Kent, CT 06757 United States
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Green Drinks is Litchfield County's monthly happy-hour, providing opportunities to make connections and exchange news about environmental issues, conservation initiatives, local farming, land use, and more. All are welcome, no reservations or RSVP necessary. We are excited to be co-hosting this month with Kent Land Trust and Warren Land Trust. Please take a moment to check-out the amazing work these organizations do for Northwest CT. We hope to see you for another terrific evening of food, friendship, and warm conversation!

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September 2018

Fall Celebration

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Smyrski Farm, 237 Merryall Road
New Milford, CT 06776 United States
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Mark your calendars for Weantinoge's Fall Celebration. This free, family-friendly event is a great way to celebrate the changing seasons and will include: Free food all day Hot air baloon rides Hayrides and petting zoo Facepainting and games Birds of prey show presented by Sharon Audubon Live music   We hope you can join us for a fun-filled day. Bring a friend!

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Trail Work Day

September 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McAllister Sanctuary, 74 Camps Flat Road
South Kent, CT 06785 United States
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Interested in spending time in nature and meeting other outdoor enthusiasts? Join Weantinoge's volunteer trail crew! As a trail volunteer, you will help create a safe and enjoyable experience for our many visitors. Volunteers meet at the designated preserve and work for three hours cutting vegetation away from the trail, removing downed logs, and cleaning up parking areas and viewpoints.

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September Green Drinks

September 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Green Drinks will be back Thursday, September 27 at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk. This month we are excited to be co-hosting with Norfolk Land Trust, Winchester Land Trust,and the Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative. 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, friendship, and warm conversation! Location: Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT Food: Light refreshments will be served Drinks: Attendees buy their own drinks Weantinoge's Green Drinks…

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Housatonic Heritage Hike

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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On Saturday, September 29 please join Weantinoge, Kent Land Trust (KLT), and guest naturalist and educator Nora Hulton for a guided hike through Weantinoge's Cobble Brook Vista and KLT's Kent Mountain Preserve. The trail will bring you through different habitats including meadows, streams, upland forest, and ridge line. Along the hike you'll discover charcoal mounds from the iron industry and scenic views of the Housatonic River Valley. Nora will help us identify wildflowers, wildlife, and discuss the natural history of the area. The trail that connects these…

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