Rescheduled from October 5th to October 12th: Fall Migration Hawk Walk with Larry Fischer
Oct
5
12:00 AM00:00

Rescheduled from October 5th to October 12th: Fall Migration Hawk Walk with Larry Fischer

Join Larry Fischer, a licensed bird bander and raptor, at the orchard section of the Aspetuck Land Trust's Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area Saturday, October 12th, for a hawk walk followed by our walk through the orchard. Terrain: Easy - Moderate. Open to the public, maximum 25.

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Forest Bathing Fundraiser Saturday October 5th, 2019
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Forest Bathing Fundraiser Saturday October 5th, 2019

Join Association of Nature & Forest Therapy (ANFT) Certified Guide Sue Smith for a forest bathing walk and fundraiser in Aspetuck Land Trust's lovely Stonebridge Waterfowl Preserve.  Read more about Sue and this hike here! Thank you Sue for supporting Aspetuck Land Trust.

Minimum Suggested Donation $25. Space Limited, RSVP Required.

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Simple Steps to a Safer Lawn and Garden
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Simple Steps to a Safer Lawn and Garden

Aspetuck Land Trust and our partners Earthplace launch the first in a series of environmental learning lectures called “Native Pairings”. The series will showcase local leaders whose expertise supports the messaging of the Green Corridor: Encouraging people to avoid pesticides, plant natives, and rethink your lawn.

Dr. Sarah Evans, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health from Mt. Sinai Children’s Health Center and Thomas Barry, Head Grounds Manager and Certified Organic Land Care Professional from Greens Farms Academy in Westport will share their recommendations for creating a healthy backyard for children, pets, and wildlife by avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides.

This event will take place at Earthplace in Westport at 10 Woodside Lane. “Native Pairings” will not only showcase 2 local professionals but also provide refreshments from 2 local purveyors of spirits and cheeses. Join us for an evening of inspiration for the mind and palate.

Special thanks to The Glengate Company, Landscape Design for their contribution to this program

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Nighttime Saw Whet Owl Demonstration with Larry Fischer
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Nighttime Saw Whet Owl Demonstration with Larry Fischer

Join naturalist and raptor researcher Larry Fischer in Trout Brook Valley for an evening presentation on the natural history of the saw-whet owl. Learn about their status and abundance during the different seasons in CT. Larry will also discuss their diet, habitat preferences during the different seasons, courtship behavior, and behavioral traits they share with other owls, as well as behavioral traits that make them unique among owls. 

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The Weston Kiwanis Dog Jamboree
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

The Weston Kiwanis Dog Jamboree

Calling all Rovers, Bellas, and other furry canines. The Kiwanis Club of Weston will host a Dog Jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Weston Middle School Field. Dogs are invited to bring their human family members and enjoy a day of competitions, demonstrations and seminars.

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Savannah Bee Event June 15th 2-4pm
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Savannah Bee Event June 15th 2-4pm

Join Aspetuck Land Trust at Savannah Bee Company for an afternoon of family fun with Mary Ellen Lemay, Aspetuck Land Trust Land Owner Engagement Director. This is a family friendly event with children’s activities, take home native pollinator friendly plantings to grow and attract this seasons native pollinators! Sample native pollinator planters will be on display courtesy of Gilbertie’s Herb and Garden Center.

This event is free of charge, RSVP's are welcome and appreciated but not required.

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53rd Aspetuck Land Trust Annual Meeting - Members Only
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

53rd Aspetuck Land Trust Annual Meeting - Members Only

  • Fairfield History and Museum Center (map)
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Aspetuck Land Trust members are invited to attend the annual membership meeting “From Idea to Action: 
Update on the emerging Aspetuck Land Trust Green Corridor
”. Members will be asked to approve a slate of directors and provide feedback on our vision to create a 40,000 acre Greenway Corridor (see map). 

Learn More.

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CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN-Spring Hawk Migration with Larry Fischer (Note: Stay Tuned  for Fall Migration Hawk Walk)
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN-Spring Hawk Migration with Larry Fischer (Note: Stay Tuned for Fall Migration Hawk Walk)

Join local hawk-bander Larry Fischer for a special spring hawk walk in the orchard of the 1,009 acre Trout Brook Valley Preserve The 100+ acre Flirt Hill orchard fields are an important habitat for hawks flying down the east coast flyway and is one of the last great open fields on the New England Coast. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!!

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Roots to Branches AND WHY TREES MATTER
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Roots to Branches AND WHY TREES MATTER

Learn about the remarkable history of Connecticut’s forests and the condition of Fairfield’s trees; hear from organizations proactively replanting trees and creating corridors and green spaces for wildlife while reclaiming our native habitat. Take a tree ID walk or plant a tree and more during this fun event.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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The Chauncey Belknap Family Receive Millie Best Environmental Award
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

The Chauncey Belknap Family Receive Millie Best Environmental Award

  • Weston Kiwantis Club Meeting, Norfield Church (map)
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The Weston Kiwanis Club’s 15 Annual Mille Best Environmental Award will be presented to The Chauncey Belknap Family for its contributions to open space in the area. Recently, the family worked with Aspetuck Land Trust to preserve 38-acres in Weston adjacent to the land trust’s Honey Hill Preserve. This property increased the size of the Honey Hill Preserve to 119-acres .

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Haskins Lecture Series
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Haskins Lecture Series

  • Haskins Lecture Series Event, Unitarian Church Location (map)
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Black Bears, Bobcats and other large mammals In Connecticut: When, Where, How Many, Why Now? Join Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Tracy Rittenhouse, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, UConn to find out at our 2018 Haskins Lecture on:

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 @  7:30 pm at The Unitarian Church in Westport. Doors open at 7:00 pm. RSVP HERE!

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Larry Fischer - Nighttime Saw Whet Owl Demonstration
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Larry Fischer - Nighttime Saw Whet Owl Demonstration

Join naturalist and raptor researcher Larry Fischer in Trout Brook Valley for an evening presentation on the natural history of the saw-whet owl. Learn about their status and abundance during the different seasons in CT. Larry will also discuss their diet, habitat preferences during the different seasons, courtship behavior, and behavioral traits they share with other owls, as well as behavioral traits that make them unique among owls. 

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