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May 2020

Bobcats in Connecticut

May 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nora Hulton, CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, and science and math teacher at Washington Montessori School, will give a Zoom presentation about Bobcats. Bobcats are one of Connecticut's stealthiest predators and most live in the state's northwest corner. Join us and hear all about our bobcat population, learn about their behavior and how we can safely coexist with them in our state. This presentation will focus on the natural history of bobcats and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts will be…

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June 2020

Conversations with the Executive Director, June 24

June 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Effective June 30th, Weantinoge will change its name to Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy. The new name better reflects the work that we do, but our mission will remain the same. Join Executive Director, Catherine Rawson, for an update on Weantinoge's programs and a casual Q&A to answer your questions about the merger and name change process. You are welcome to submit questions in advance to info@weantinoge.org.To register, click on the session that is convenient for your schedule. We are truly…

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Conversations with the Executive Director, June 26

June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Effective June 30th, Weantinoge will change its name to Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy. The new name better reflects the work that we do, but our mission will remain the same. Join Executive Director, Catherine Rawson, for an update on Weantinoge's programs and a casual Q&A to answer your questions about the merger and name change process. You are welcome to submit questions in advance to info@weantinoge.org.To register, click on the session that is convenient for your schedule. We are truly…

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September 2020

Virtual Preserve Tour Part 1: Introducing NCLC’s Sherman Preserves

September 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On June 30, NCLC gained 1,681 acres of land and 8 public nature preserves in Sherman. These preserves boast boardwalks, birdwatching, and Housatonic River views. Join us for a virtual tour of these public preserves and discover a new fall hike! Amanda Branson, NCLC’s director of operations and finance and the former executive of Naromi Land Trust, will lead us on a virtual tour of the Sherman preserves.  Click here to register online today. First time using Zoom?  Watch this…

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October 2020

Virtual Land Tour Part 2: NCLC Preserves Beyond Sherman

October 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Your new favorite fall hike could be closer than you think! Join us on Thursday, October 22 from the comfort of your home as Director of Land Conservation Paul Elconin takes you on a virtual tour of NCLC's trails outside of Sherman. In this Zoom event, Paul will highlight our lands and how to enjoy nature in this time of social distancing. Want to know which preserve has our longest trail, or where to go if you want to bird…

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November 2020

Live Reptile Show Presented by Christine’s Critters

November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Christine’s Critters joins us again Saturday, November 7 at 10:00 AM for a Zoom event with live reptiles! This event is great for animal lovers of all ages. Christine will introduce us to native reptiles as well as rescues from the exotic pet trade and show us their special adaptations. Join us for an up-close look at these beautiful animals and learn how to be a good neighbor to wild reptiles. Click here to register. Christine Peyreigne is a licensed…

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You’re Invited: 2020 Annual Meeting

November 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join NCLC board and staff for our annual meeting over Zoom. The annual meeting is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the good work accomplished in 2020 and the partnerships that make land conservation possible and to answer your questions about regional land conservation. Click here to register online.

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March 2021

Bears of Connecticut by Paul Colburn

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NCLC welcomes Paul Colburn, a CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, for a presentation on black bears in Connecticut. Paul will present an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, and current research efforts. Paul will also include tips on how to be “bear aware” for optimum coexistence. Bring your questions! Registration is required. Click here to sign up.  

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Trees of Connecticut: Identification for Beginners

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Connecticut has a wide variety of coniferous and deciduous trees, many of which can be found right in your backyard! NCLC presents Connecticut Audubon Society’s Conservation Biologist Jim Arrigoni as he reviews the different characteristics that are useful for identifying trees and applies them to common Connecticut species. Join us online on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 PM for a fun and interactive introduction to tree identification. Click here to register. NCLC is able to present free programs thanks to…

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April 2021

Frog Frolic at Towner Hill Preserve

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy and Great Hollow for a guided hike to witness the spring migration and breeding of wood frogs. Every spring, wood frogs emerge from hibernation underground and migrate as far as a half mile to their unique and ephemeral breeding habitats known as vernal pools. We'll hike up to the vernal pools at the top of the Towner Hill Preserve in Sherman to see wood frogs in action and listen to their chorus of mating calls.…

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