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June 2018

19th Annual CT Greenway Awards & National Trails Day Celebration

June 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Celebrate Southeastern Connecticut’s First Greenway Join Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Greenways Council, the Town of Ledyard and the Avalonia Land Conservancy for the 19th Annual CT Greenway Awards & National Trails Day Celebration. This event will be the official opening of the Great Oak Greenway in Ledyard, southeastern Connecticut’s first such designation. This ceremony will present awards to local conservation organizations as well as recognize the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and the…

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North Stonington – Educational Walk – Tefftweald at Birchenturn

June 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tefftweald at Birchenturn, 282 Grindstone Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359 United States
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A CT Trails Weekend Hike Photography hike in honor of our 50th anniversary, led by professional photographer. Wyassup Brook flows through a beautiful forest with rugged ledges, rocky outcrops and historic stone structures. The property was a former Girl Scout Camp. Lois Tefft, a founder of Avalonia, purchased it and donated it to Avalonia when it was up for sale and likely to be developed. The preserve provides easy walking in a lovely setting. Leader: Carl Tjerandsen Meeting Place: 282 Grindstone Hill…

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North Stonington – Nature Walk – Babcock Ridge/Henne Preserve Trails

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Babcock Ridge, 113 Babcock Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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A CT Trails Weekend Hike In honor of our 50th anniversary, we'll explore of two of North Stonington’s most prized open spaces. This family-oriented nature hike will start with a great circle trek of the rugged valleys and slopes of Babcock Ridge, where we’ll look for vernal pools, Pileated Woodpeckers, glacier-carved hillsides, wildflowers, and even tree-climbing Black Rat Snakes. We’ll follow with a more gentle walk through the Henne Preserve and its beaver-created wetlands, home to nesting Great Blue Herons,…

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Griswold – Educational Hike – Rixtown Road

June 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rixtown Mt., 367 Rixtown Road
Griswold, CT United States
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A CT Trails Weekend Hike Challenging hike up Rixtown Mt. in honor of our 50th anniversary with views and a quarry, then through a chestnut oak forest to Avalonia's Lost Pond, hiking over two old stone dams. Remarkable stone walls and other structures are found along the entire trail. Please bring water and a cell phone. The entire loop hike requires the ability to climb about 60 flights of stairs over 2 hours. Leader: Sue Sutherland Meeting Place: 367 Rixtown Road,…

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Annual Meeting 2018

June 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Dennison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Avalonia will hold its annual membership meeting on June 26th at the Dennison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic, CT. Doors will open at 6:00pm with light refreshments and a social gathering. The meeting will start at 6:30pm with an update of Avalonia’s accomplishments over the past 12 months. We will take some time to recognize several Avalonia volunteers and present our 2018 Hero Awards. The primary business at hand will be to elect a slate of new board…

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