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July 2019

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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September 2019

POSTPONTED Hike the Great Oak Greenway & Atkinson-Dirlam Preserve

September 18 @ 6:00 pm
Nathan Lester House, 153 Vinegar Hill Rd
Gales Ferry, CT 06335 United States
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pine swamp wetlands

This hike has been POSTPONED. Will re-post when new date and daytime start is scheduled. Join the Ledyard Library for an early evening 2-mile hike on the trails of the Great Oak Greenway, and beyond to the Atkinson-Dirlam preserve. Meet…

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Two Walktober Hikes on TriTown

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 99 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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The Avalonia Land Conservancy’s TriTown Forest Preserve is a 527-acre stretch of rugged and unfragmented woods and wetlands located in North Stonington, Griswold and Preston. As summer gives way to autumn, we’re offering two different guided treks—one geared towards slower-paced…

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October 2019

‘Open Spaces’ Art Exhibit Opening Reception

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Groton New London Airport, 155 Tower Ave
Groton, 06340 United States
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Sawmill Tour at Hull Forest Products

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hull Forest Products, 101 Hampton Road
Pomfret Center, CT 06259 United States
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This event is a great opportunity to see where the Hoffman trees went! Hull Forest Products is celebrating sustainable forestry and National Forest Products week with a free public tour of our sawmill on Saturday October 19th, 2019 from 8am-2pm.…

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Tidal River Hike & Seek at Knox Preserve

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Knox Preserve, Wilcox Road
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Male Goldfinch enjoying seeds.

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.…

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Hike at Tefftweald with Naturalist Bruce Fellman

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tefftweald at Birchenturn, 282 Grindstone Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359 United States
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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…

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Margaret Gibson, Connecticut’s Poet Laureate, Reading at Preston Library

October 29 @ 6:30 pm
Preston Public Library, 389 Route 2
Preston, United States
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Join the Friends of the Preston Library as they welcome Preston resident, Margaret Gibson, Connecticut Poet Laureate. Margaret will be reading a selection of poems from books and new poems that have to do with Nature and the environment. Come…

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