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October 2021

Cobble Mountain Hike at Macedonia Brook State Park

October 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Housatonic Heritage Hike at Macedonia State Park Join NCLC for an invigorating hike to our Cobble Mountain Preserve, accessible from Macedonia Brook State Park. The trail passes along Macedonia Brook and includes a steep ascent to a rocky outcrop on the blue-blazed Macedonia Ridge Trail. The blue-blazed Macedonia Ridge Trail passes through NCLC’s Cobble Mountain Preserve. NCLC has protected 192 acres of land surrounding Macedonia State Park, including 86 acres of ridgeline and the northwestern hillside of Cobble Mountain. The…

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Grand Opening of New Trails at the Mallory Preserve

October 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join NCLC for a second grand opening of new trails at the Mallory Preserve in Sherman.  In June, we celebrated the new lower loop trail.  Now we have completed the more challenging upper loop, adding over one mile to the trail system. NCLC will lead hikes of the lower trail (an easy hike) and the newly constructed upper loop (a more challenging hike).  The schedule of the hikes is below. Space is limited. Please register for a specific hike by…

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Spot the Signs! Wildlife Tracking Hike for Beginners

October 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nostrand Preserve, 56 Squire Road, New Milford, CT 06776, 56 Squire Road
New Milford, CT 06776 United States
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Wildlife Tracking Hike at Kahn and Nostrand Preserves We know our forests are home to many different animals. Do you know how to spot the signs that wildlife leave behind?  Join NCLC for a hike at the Kahn and Nostrand Preserves to learn how to spot the signs of our native habitants.  Led by NCLC and Summer Hoogenboom, wildlife biologist and NCLC volunteer, participants will take a guided walk and learn the basics of wildlife tracking and general facts about…

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November 2021

You’re Invited: 2021 Annual Meeting

November 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The board and staff of NCLC are excited to invite you to our virtual 2021 Annual Meeting on November 20 at 4 PM! This year's meeting will feature a year-in-review and special presentation: Seizing the Moment – The Benefits of Conservation in a Warming World.   Natural lands and waters are essential for a healthy environment, healthy people, and a healthy planet. At this year's meeting, NCLC will share how we are using the latest science to prioritize our conservation…

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January 2022

Coyotes in Connecticut Presented by Paul Colburn

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever heard a coyote howl?  Learn about coyote vocalizations and more! NCLC welcomes Paul Colburn, a CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, for a presentation on eastern coyotes in Connecticut. Paul will present an overview of coyote habitat, diet, behavior, and current research efforts. Paul will also include tips on how to be coexist with these fascinating animals. Bring your questions! Click here to register. When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 Time: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM Where: Virtual Event

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March 2022

Frog Frolic at Towner Hill

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you love the sound of spring peepers and wood frogs? Then this is the hike for you. Join NCLC  and celebrate the spring equinox with a hike to the vernal pools at Towner Hill. Space is limited, so please email events@ctland.org to save your spot today. When: Sunday, March 20 Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Where: Towner Hill Preserve, 46 CT-37 E, Sherman, CT 06784 Parking: White Silo Winery, 32 Rt. 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784. We will…

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April 2022

How Your Yard Can Help Support Birds

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How Your Yard Can Help Support Birds, presented by Becca Rodomsky-Bish of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will give you information about how you can help support our native bird populations. You will learn about simple actions you can take to make your yard a haven for our native birds by providing the plants they need to thrive. You will learn the basics of bird identification for beginners. Enjoy the songs and colors of our native birds by creating a…

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Story Walk at the Mallory Preserve

April 9 - April 17

From Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 17, join NCLC and the Sherman Library for a story while exploring the outdoors. What is a Story Walk? A Story Walk places pages of a children’s book along a popular walking trail in the community. They are a way to encourage a love of reading and a wonderful way for families to spend time outside together. Perfect for spring vacation! LOCATION  Mallory Preserve Park in the Sherman IGA Plaza, 15 CT-39, Sherman,…

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Wildlife Cameras 101

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Connecticut’s woods are full of life. Do you know who your animal neighbors are? Wildlife cameras offer a fascinating glimpse of animal life. Join us as we look back at NCLC’s best wildlife videos of 2021. Summer Hoogenboom, wildlife biologist and NCLC volunteer, will offer context for the animal behavior displayed in these short clips. Summer will also provide guidance for getting a wildlife camera started in your own backyard. Find out what happens when you’re not around and click…

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May 2022

Bird Walk at Smyrski Farm

May 15 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Smyrski Farm, 237 Merryall Road
New Milford, CT 06776 United States
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Bobolinks, hawks, wood ducks, and cliff swallows, oh my! Join NCLC, and noted local Audubon birder, Angela Dimmitt, for an early morning bird walk through NCLC's 220-acre Smyrski Farm, home to 65 species of birds (and counting). Bring binoculars and wear long pants and boots, as the grass may be high. We will provide coffee and muffins, so don’t worry about breakfast. The bird walk is free and open to the public but is limited to 15 participants, so please…

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