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August 2021

Preston Nature Preserve Walk

August 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Preston Nature Preserve, Krug Road
Preston, CT United States
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The 56 acres of meadows, woods, and wetlands of the Preston Nature Preserve are at their prettiest in August, when the fields are dominated by Joe Pye Weed, various goldenrods, milkweeds, grasses, thistles, asters, and a remarkable expanse of Bee Balm, to name some of the botanical treasures. The abundant blossoms always attract an array of exquisite butterflies, from Monarchs and swallowtails to fritillaries and skippers, with a collection of mesmerizing hummingbird moths thrown in for good measure. And that’s…

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September 2021

Poetry Reading w/ Connecticut Poet Laureate, Margaret Gibson

September 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Exciting news! Avalonia's own Margaret Gibson has published another important book of poetry and will be presenting poems from it on Sunday, Sept 26 at 4:00pm at the Arts Mystic Cafe in Mystic. Margaret's poetry is nationally-recognized and she is Connecticut's current Poet Laureate. Tickets for the reading are $15 for regular admission and $5 for students. Don't miss this wonderful event! With The Glass Globe, celebrated poet Margaret Gibson completes a trilogy distinguished by its meditative focus on the…

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October 2021

Right Trees for the Right Time Online Workshop: Part 1

October 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual

Judy Benson, CT Sea Grant Focused on New England forests, this October workshop is provided through a Long Island Sound Study Futures Fund Grant led by the University of Connecticut’s Sea Grant program in collaboration with the Avalonia Land Conservancy and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS).  The 4-part program will be virtual, except for one field-based component that can focus a 2-hour trip to a local forest to apply the principles that your team will be learning. The total time commitment will be about…

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Right Trees for the Right Time Online Workshop: Part 2

October 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual

Judy Benson, CT Sea Grant Focused on New England forests, this October workshop is provided through a Long Island Sound Study Futures Fund Grant led by the University of Connecticut’s Sea Grant program in collaboration with the Avalonia Land Conservancy and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS).  The 4-part program will be virtual, except for one field-based component that can focus a 2-hour trip to a local forest to apply the principles that your team will be learning. The total time commitment will be about…

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Great Avalonia Trail Trek 2021

October 16, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Join us for the Great Avalonia Trail Trek, a week-long fundraiser to support Avalonia's efforts to conserve land, protect watersheds, and address the climate crisis! From Saturday, October 16 to Sunday, October 24, 2021, you will have the opportunity to hike, run, kayak, or cycle* on Avalonia's preserves- all to benefit the Avalonia Land Conservancy! Sponsorship Opportunities Step 1: Register Online Register for the Great Avalonia Trail Trek at pledgereg.com/great-avalonia-trail-trek You can form a team or join a team...or you…

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Ribbon Cutting at Leo Antonino Preserve

October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Leo Antonino Preserve, 0 Antonino Road
Groton, CT United States
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Right Trees for the Right Time Online Workshop: Part 4

October 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual

Judy Benson, CT Sea Grant Focused on New England forests, this October workshop is provided through a Long Island Sound Study Futures Fund Grant led by the University of Connecticut’s Sea Grant program in collaboration with the Avalonia Land Conservancy and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS).  The 4-part program will be virtual, except for one field-based component that can focus a 2-hour trip to a local forest to apply the principles that your team will be learning. The total time commitment will be about…

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December 2021

Avalonia Annual Meeting 2021

December 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue
Stonington, CT United States
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Avalonia's 2021 Annual Meeting will take place at the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, CT on Thursday, Dec 2 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Join us for appetizers and pizza provided by Woodfellas Pizza! We will vote on new Board members, thank our outgoing Board members, give out our Nature's Hero award, and premiere our new Avalonia video! (But don't worry, we will keep the speechifying brief, so that you can catch up with old friends!) Please RSVP by…

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