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A Vernal Pool Adventure, Babcock Ridge Preserve

Babcock Ridge 113 Babcock Road, North Stonington, CT

After a long winter in hiding, an amazing variety of frogs, salamanders, and aquatic invertebrates will once again make their presence felt in a temporary wetland known as a vernal pool. At twilight, we’ll hike the trail to a group of vernals in Avalonia’s Babcock Ridge Preserve to search for such creatures as wood frogs…

Tidal River Hike & Seek at Knox Preserve

Knox Preserve Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT

Hey kids, grab mom or dad or your favorite grownup and show them all the great things to discover in nature! Avalonia is hosting a Hike & Seek nature treasure-hunt that you get to lead yourselves, like a real explorer. Join us at Knox Preserve in Stonington, where you can explore the shoreline, thickets, and…

Hike at Tefftweald with Naturalist Bruce Fellman

Tefftweald at Birchenturn 282 Grindstone Hill Road, North Stonington, CT

Documenting your discoveries on the trail is a skill that needs to be in every naturalist’s toolkit. We’ll have plenty to observe and record as we enjoy the fall colors at Avalonia’s Tefftweald at Birchenturn Preserve on 280 Grindstone Hill Road. Tefftweald, a former Girl Scout camp, is a 77-acre masterpiece of upland forest, meadows,…

Margaret Gibson, Connecticut’s Poet Laureate, Reading at Preston Library

Preston Public Library 389 Route 2, Preston

Join the Friends of the Preston Library as they welcome Preston resident, Margaret Gibson, Connecticut Poet Laureate. Margaret will be reading a selection of poems from books and new poems that have to do with Nature and the environment. Come and help us celebrate poetry. Tuesday, October 29, 6:30 pm at the Preston Public Library,…

A Vernal Pool Adventure, Babcock Ridge Preserve (CANCELLED)

Babcock Ridge 113 Babcock Road, North Stonington, CT

This event has been cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. Avalonia trails remain open, but visitors need to use caution, avoid large groups, and use good judgement when meeting other hikers. While winter has hardly lived up to its name, an amazing variety of frogs, salamanders, and aquatic invertebrates have spent the colder season in hiding.…

For the Birds: A Forest Tour of Avalonia’s Hoffman Preserve

Hoffman Evergreen Preserve 580-632 CT-201, Stonington, CT

Join us at the Hoffman Preserve on Saturday, October 17 as Hull forester Chris Casadei leads a woods walk "For the Birds: A Forest Tour of Avalonia Conservancy's Hoffman Preserve." This is an easy 2-mile walk and participants will view and discuss recent forest management activity designed to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. This…

Treesure Hunt on Moore Woodlands

Moore Woodlands 314-264 Capstan Ave, Mystic, CT

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY 2022 BY WITH A TREESURE HUNT ON MOORE WOODLANDS PRESERVE IN MYSTIC, CT  Jim Luce, retired Connecticut College Supervisor of Grounds, will lead a tree walk on Avalonia’s Moore Woodlands Preserve (located at the southerly end of Capstan Avenue in Mystic) on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 1-3pm. After receiving your ‘Treesure’ Hunt…

In Search of Birds and Beavers

Donald R. Henne Memorial Preserve Babcock Road, North Stonington, CT

The Donald R. Henne Memorial Preserve in North Stonington is a case study of the benefits of the Clean Water Act, which is celebrating a half-century of safeguarding the nation’s water resources. On Saturday, May 14th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, we’ll explore Henne and its wetlands, which have become a haven for fish,…

Tefftweald Nature Trek

Tefftweald at Birchenturn 282 Grindstone Hill Road, North Stonington, CT

Explore the human and natural history of the Tefftweald at Birchenturn Nature Preserve where we’ll enjoy the migrating birds, emerging butterflies and other insects, a variety of blooming wildflowers, and the exquisite twists and turns of Wyassup Brook, an artist’s, writer’s, and photographer’s delight. Don’t hesitate to call or email: 860-599-4867, or fellnature@sbcglobal.net. Photo credit: Bruce…

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