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November 2018

Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut Book Presentation Schedule

November 3, 2018 - December 12, 2018
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Steve Fagin is scheduled to give a series of presentations regarding the upcoming publication of “Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut. Our Proud History of Preserving Scenic Woodlands, Farms, the Shoreline and Other Natural Gems.” From Steve: "I’m very excited about the…

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February 2019

Winter Wonderland Hike

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 99 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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Bundle up and take a winter tour of Avalonia's TriTown Forest Preserve! The route will be decided by the hike leader based on the condition of the trails, but there will be plenty of options. You may visit a winter…

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March 2019

A Vernal Pool Adventure, Babcock Ridge Preserve

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Babcock Ridge, 113 Babcock Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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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…

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April 2019

Become a Nature Detective at Moore Woodlands (NEW DATE 4/16)

April 16 @ 1:00 pm
Moore Woodlands, 314-264 Capstan Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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NEW DATE 4/16: Please note this event has been moved from Monday 4/15 to Tuesday 4/16 due to forecasted rain. Register Here

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All Hands on Deck! Seedling Planting at Anna Coit Parcel

April 27 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Anna Coit Parcel, 65 Denison Hill Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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seedlings

Here's the situation. Anna Coit, an amazing force of nature and long-time Avalonia supporter, willed a parcel of land to us that needs our help. We have secured 2,900 pine and spruce seedlings that need to be planted as soon…

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Benedict Benson Preserve Hike

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Benedict Benson Preserve, Swantown Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359 United States
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In honor of Earth Day, we’ll be hiking the main trail of Avalonia’s Benedict Benson Preserve on a mission to find signs of spring. There are sure to be emerging fern fiddleheads, the calls of amphibians and newly arrived migrant…

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May 2019

Hike & Seek Babcock Ridge/Henne Preserves

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Babcock Ridge, 113 Babcock Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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With the dogwoods and spring wildflowers in bloom, and the birds singing and nesting, there’s no better time for a walk than mid-May. But Avalonia’s Hike and Seek program makes a good walk better, particularly for families who take part…

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June 2019

CT Trails Weekend – 5 Hikes

June 1 - June 2
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Celebrate CT Trails Day / Weekend with 5 Avalonia-sponsored hikes! Follow the links for details. TriTown Forest Preserve - June 1, 9am-12pm Great Oak Greenway - June 1, 10-11:30am Hike & Seek on Knox Preserve - June 1, 1-2:30pm Tefftweald…

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Trails Day at Tefftweald

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Tefftweald at Birchenturn, 282 Grindstone Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359 United States
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Documenting what you discover on the trail is a key skill that needs to be in every naturalist’s toolkit. Whatever form your notes take, from pen and ink on paper to digital drawings, photos, and text entered on a smart…

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July 2019

A Conservation Conversation

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nathan Lester House, 153 Vinegar Hill Rd
Gales Ferry, CT 06335 United States
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Visit Avalonia's future acquisition, Atkinson-Dirlam (AD) in Ledyard, with state and local elected officials. This event is co-sponsored by Avalonia and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council who have invited over 15 of your elected representatives for an easy walk on…

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