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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,…

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…

Avalonia Close-to-Earth-Day 2022 Walk

Benedict Benson Preserve Swantown Hill Road, North Stonington, CT

photo credit: Bruce Fellman Celebrate Spring, Earth Day, and Clean Water at the Benedict Benson Preserve One of the critical precursors of the passage of the Clean Water Act, the landmark federal legislation whose 50 years of making a difference we celebrate throughout 2022, is Earth Day, the consciousness-raising holiday for the planet that began…

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 Photo credit: Bruce…

Preston Nature Preserve Walk

At first glance, a natural meadow may look like nothing more than an unkempt lawn that a lazy homeowner has taken a holiday from mowing. But look closer and you’ll discover an amazing and often fascinating array of biological diversity. The Preston Nature Preserve (PNP) offers explorers a pathway through several interconnected meadows that are…

Autumn Adventure Walk with Bruce Fellman & sign language Interpreter Joy Valenti

Knox Preserve Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT

Join Avalonia on Sunday morning, October 9th, from 10 to 11:30, for an Autumn Adventure Walk at Knox Preserve with naturalist Bruce Fellman and sign language interpreter Joy Valenti. We’ll explore the shoreline of Quiambaug Cove, hike through an upland forest, and see fields of goldenrods and other fall wildflowers that are magnets to pollinators,…