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Spot the Signs! Wildlife Tracking Hike for Beginners

Nostrand Preserve, 56 Squire Road, New Milford, CT 06776 56 Squire Road, New Milford, CT

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 … Continue reading

You’re Invited: 2021 Annual Meeting

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 … Continue reading

Coyotes in Connecticut Presented by Paul Colburn

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, … Continue reading

Frog Frolic at Towner Hill

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 … Continue reading

How Your Yard Can Help Support Birds

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 … Continue reading

Story Walk at the Mallory Preserve

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 … Continue reading

Wildlife Cameras 101

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 … Continue reading

Bird Walk at Smyrski Farm

Smyrski Farm 237 Merryall Road, New Milford, CT

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 … Continue reading

Bird Walk at Wimisink Preserve

Join NCLC, and noted local Audubon birder, Angela Dimmitt, for an early morning bird walk at NCLC's Wimisink Preserve, a 57-acre freshwater wetland in Sherman. Access to the marsh via boardwalks and platforms allows for observation of birds, such as … Continue reading

CT Trails Day – Hike the Mallory Preserve

Did you know that the first weekend in June is National Trails Day? Communities nationwide celebrate our natural lands by walking, hiking, or biking their favorite local trails. Connecticut is a Trails Day leader. Each year land trusts lead hundreds … Continue reading