Events are canceled . . . for now
For the protection of everyone, we have decided not to hold any public events until the pandemic is under control. We will reevaluate later in the year and keep you posted via facebook and email.
In the mean time, the Land Trust wants to help you get out and get some fresh air, exercise, and mood uplift—while social distancing, of course! Let our trails help you stay “grounded”! We encourage you to visit our preserves while also observing the latest recommendations regarding social distancing.
- Stay at least six feet or more apart at all times.
- Please keep your dog on a leash. Keep your distance and do not reach out to touch other dogs you may meet on the trail.
- If you visit a trailhead that already has three cars, please visit another trail or at another time.
- Please pay attention to trespassing and pet restrictions on neighboring private, State Forest, and Water Authority land. Water Authority land requires a permit for hiking and does not allow pets especially around the reservoir.
We MISS you!
We look forward to gathering with you in the coming months. Until then, chat with us on Facebook or Instagram. Send us an email if you have questions. And please stay safe.
The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a common bird in the Land Trust forests. Its name is somewhat odd since the pinkish color on the breast area is seldom visible, but the red cap is prominent. Look for zebra-stripes on the back and flashes of white on the wings when it’s in flight. The male has the red all the way to the bill, but females only have a red crown and brown before their beak. The call is a quick quirrrr, and a ch-ch-ch-chirrrrrrr! Thirty years ago the Red-bellied Woodpecker would have been a rarity in Connecticut, but today it’s one of our most common birds.
Painting © Michael DiGiorgio