Geology and Natural History Hike with Norwalk Community College Anthropology Profesor Ernie Weigand. Join Ernie to see and learn about prehistoric times as he points out notable landforms and rock outcrops and notes how they affected human occupation of the area both during prehistoric and historic times.
Gilbertie's and Aspetuck Land Trust host an informative talk regarding The Green Corridor Initiative and the benefits of native plants in our backyards
Are you in the Green Corridor? Check it out with our INTERACTIVE MAP!
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.
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).
Explore the beauty of flora in early summertime and enjoy the elegance of gardens featured in Fairfield Magazine and recognized by the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution.
Join Association of Nature & Forest Therapy (ANFT) Certified Guide Sue Smith for a forest bathing walk in Aspetuck Land Trust's lovely Stonebridge Waterfowl Preserve. Read more about Sue and this hike here!
Minimum Suggested Donation $25. Space Limited, RSVP Required.
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!!
Learn about edible and medicinal plants of the backyard and woods with Hayden Stebbins.
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.
Join our team in identifying and removing non-native plant species that are negatively affecting the ecological balance of our preserves.
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 .
Bring your binoculars, camera, water bottle and hiking boots and join Staples high school Senior and wildlife photographer Jory Teltser search for and identify local birds.
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!
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.
It's fall planting, weeding, pruning and mulching time!
Aspetuck Land Trust members are invited to plant this years new blueberry bushes on Saturday, October 25th, from 9am - 11:30am at Aspetuck Land Trust's stunning 1,009 acre Trout Brook Valley orchard in Easton.
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 6th, for a hawk walk followed by our walk through the orchard. Terrain: Easy. Open to the public, maximum 25. Please RSVP.
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, September 22nd, for a hawk walk followed by our walk through the orchard. Open to the Public, 25 Maximum. RSVP Requested.
Calling all Rovers, Bellas, and other furry canines. The Kiwanis Club of Weston will host a Dog Jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 8, 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. Admission is $10/person or $25/family of four.
Geology and Natural History Hike with Norwalk Community College Anthropology Proffesor Ernie Weigand. Join Ernie to see and learn about prehistoric times as he points out notable landforms and rock outcrops and notes how they affected human occupation of the area both during prehistoric and historic times.
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange.
Join Photographer Steve White for a class on not only taking better nature photos, but about using your camera to help strengthen your connection to and appreciation of nature.