Knox Preserve: An Eighth Grade Project

For his capstone project, Gabriel Frommer, an eighth grader at The Williams School in New London, worked closely with Avalonia naturalists Beth Sullivan and Bruce Fellman over the fall and winter on a deep dive into the human and natural history of the Knox Preserve in Stonington. Gabriel, a 13-year-old New Londoner with a long-time interest in land conservation, nature hikes, photography, and birding, turned his Knox experiences with Beth and Bruce into a splendid video that, as he noted, “shows off the beauty of the Preserve” and describes “how beneficial and unique Knox is to the plants and animals we found there.” The presentation also features an encounter with a wonderful and rare winter visitor: a Long-eared Owl, a State-endangered bird. You’ll enjoy what Gabriel, aided by his wildlife-photographer mom Laura, put together as much as we delighted in answering his questions. Look for Gabriel as an apprentice walk guide in the future, and if you know of any other student with a similar spirit of curiosity and adventure, Avalonia is happy to help.

Knox Preserve is a Hike & Seek Property – embark on your own adventure and search for a list of fun targets at Knox Preserve.