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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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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

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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Annual Membership Meeting

July 25 @ 6:00 pm
Ledyard Congregational Church Community Center, 722 Colonel Ledyard Hwy
Ledyard, CT 06339 United States
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Ledyard Congregational Church Community Center 722 Colonel Ledyard Hwy Ledyard, CT 06339 6:00 PM Social reception 6:30 PM meeting start Guest speaker - Kevin Case, Northeast Director of the Land Trust Alliance Please let us know you're coming RSVP

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August 2019

Connecticut Botanical Society Field Trip to Tri-Town Preserve

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 99 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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The Connecticut Botanical Society will walk into the interior of this new 540-acre preserve and botanize a 30-acre interior fen (footing good in midsummer). Underlain by gabbro bedrock, an ancient metamorphic rock of volcanic origin, like traprock, low hills with…

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Bruce Fellman Leads Hike & Seek On Preston Nature Preserve

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Preston Nature Preserve, Krug Road
Preston, CT United States
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The 56 acres of meadows, woods, and wetlands of the Preston Nature Preserve are at their prettiest in August, when the fields are dominated by Joe-Pye weed, various goldenrods, milkweeds, grasses, thistles, asters, and a remarkable expanse of bee balm,…

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