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Fledglings: A Nature Experience for Children 2-5 *CANCELLED*

Cedar Wood Preserve 180 North Wawecus Hill Rd., Norwich, CT, United States

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* Children ages 2-5 (and their adults) are invited to join naturalist and educator Beth Sullivan and Avalonia Board member Elanah Sherman for a walk through the relatively flat trails at Norwich's Cedar Wood Preserve. On this walk, we are going to use our senses to check out EVERYTHING! There is…


Hike & Seek and Beyond at Preston Nature Preserve

Preston Nature Preserve Krug Road, Preston, CT, United States

Enjoy a late September Hike (& Seek) at Preston Nature Preserve, one of Avalonia's 27 Hike & Seek properties. Hike & Seek is a fun, non-competitive outdoor scavenger hunt. Learn about the nature of the Preserve while using clues to find the items listed. We will provide a trail map with clues or visit the…


Early Emergent Habitat Management at Appleton Preserve (Bell Cedar Swamp)- Take 2

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 26th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Appleton Preserve, a part of the larger Bell Cedar Swamp. We have been working to create and maintain habitat for the New England Cottontail and other fauna on a number of our preserves, in association with the Great…

Join Us to Paint the Preserve at Preston Nature Preserve *CANCELLED*

Preston Nature Preserve Krug Road, Preston, CT, United States

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* Join fellow artists and Avalonia’s Office Manager, Mary Anne Sherman, who will lead you on a short hike through the Preston Nature Preserve to paint en plein air. It’s an idyllic place for an outdoor painting event. Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited. Learn from and share…


Fall Clean-up of Avery Preserve Parking Area

Work Party!!! Avery Preserve Parking Area Saturday, October 14th, 9-11 am (or until we get tired). Our efforts will be focused on clearing the sightlines inside and outside of the parking area. Over the years it has been a challenge to keep this spot open and the encroaching vegetation at bay. With increased visibility, both…

Documenting Discoveries at Tefftweald at Birchenturn Preserve

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

RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023 / 10 AM - 12 PM Documenting discoveries on the trail is a key 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…


Volunteer work party at our model climate resilient forest, the Hoffman Preserve, in Stonington

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

In 2018 Avalonia initiated a climate resiliency forestry plan at this preserve, including the planting of many tree species projected to do well in the face of ongoing climate change. While most of these have succeeded in becoming established, we do need to help them out by cutting back surrounding vegetation, including grey birch suckers…

Avalonia Annual Members Meeting 2023

Join us for Avalonia’s 2023 Annual Members Meeting on Sunday, December 3 from 4  – 6 pm.   The event is at Fellowship Hall in the Ledyard Congregational Church. 722 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT. Light refreshments will be served.   Accessibility Note: Structural: Accessible parking, entrances, and bathroom stalls. Communication: Program will be amplified.…


Volunteer work party at Samuel Lamb and Forsberg Preserve, in Ledyard

Samuel Lamb and Forsberg Preserve Town Farm Road, Ledyard, CT, United States

Please consider joining us for our inaugural stewardship event of 2024.  Avalonia’s Ledyard Town Committee is organizing a work party at the Samuel Lamb and Forsberg Preserve in Ledyard for this coming Saturday (2/24).  Our efforts will be devoted to clearing vegetation from the stone wall that runs along Shewville Road. This work will complement our…


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