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Double Stroll Through The Herman E. Sheets Family Forest

Sheets Family Forest Puttker Road, North Stonington, CT, United States

CT TRAILS DAY EVENT: This year, Avalonia’s is hosting three events during the annual Connecticut Trails Day event.  This event is an adventure at The Herman E. Sheets Family Forest, an 87-acre picturesque preserve that lies adjacent to the Green Fall River which opened last year. It's a mixed forest with ponds and brooks to be…

Beavers, Bird Calls, and Brilliant Bugs

Babcock Ridge 113 Babcock Road, North Stonington, CT, United States

CT TRAILS DAY EVENT: This year, Avalonia’s is hosting three events during the annual Connecticut Trails Day event.  Join Avalonia naturalist Bruce Fellman for this special family-friendly exploration of two adjoining refuges (Babcock Ridge and D.R. Henne Memorial & Shunock Brook Preserves), which are among the Conservancy’s most ecologically diverse preserves. Accompanying us on this…

White Oak Restoration – A Second Day of Planting

Sheets Family Forest Puttker Road, North Stonington, CT, United States

If you weren't able to make it to last month's white oak planting, you have another chance! On Monday June 12th we've planned a morning of environmental restoration at Herman E. Sheets Family Forest in North Stonington, Connecticut. We will focus on planting, protecting, and watering approximately 50 white oak seedling.   Volunteers are asked to…

Morning work, Monday June 26th, 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…

CLCC Community Engagement Award Celebration at Cedar Wood Preserve

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

Join us for a ceremony honoring Avalonia Land Conservancy for winning the Connecticut Land Conservation Council’s 2023 Excellence in Community Engagement Award. Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 12 PM at Cedar Wood Preserve in Norwich, CT Rain Date: Sunday, July 9 at 12:00 PM The ceremony, co-sponsored by Avalonia Land Conservancy and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council, will feature brief statements by…

Explore the Preston Nature Preserve’s Field of Natural History Dreams

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

Explore Preston Nature Preserve’s Field of Natural History Dreams Don’t be fooled: a natural meadow may look like an unkempt lawn that a lazy homeowner has taken a holiday from mowing, but look closer and you’ll discover an amazing and fascinating array of biological diversity. The Preston Nature Preserve (PNP) offers explorers a pathway through…

Join Us to Paint the Preserve at Knox Preserve

Knox Preserve Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT, United States

Knox Preserve in Stonington is a former farm that runs along Quiambog Cove, just off Route 1 on Wilcox Road. With sweeping views of old orchards, fields, and of course the cove itself, it’s an idyllic place for an outdoor painting event.    Join Avalonia’s Office Manager, Mary Anne Sherman, who will lead artists on…

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Knotweed Management at Shunock River Complex

We have been following the Nix the Knotweed management protocols at this preserve and it is time for the third and final cutting of Japanese knotweed for the year! On Saturday September 16th at 9:00 we plan to meet at the parking lot across from the North Stonington Town Hall (40 Main Street).  Depending on…

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