CT Trails Day: Speer Preserve – Saturday, June 2, 2018

Join us from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm for a hike exploring the Wintonbury Land Trust’s Speer Preserve, MDC public watershed lands, and part of Talcott Mountain State Park.

Start at the Wintonbury Land Trust’s Speer Preserve at the end of Juniper Road in Bloomfield. After exploring that property, we’ll do a scenic ‘figure 8’ at the Talcott Mountain Reservoir, including a portion of the New England Trail. Along the way we’ll visit Reservoir 6.

Total Distance: Approximately 3 miles, rated moderate. Leashed dogs permitted. Free. Rain date: Sunday, June 3. Registration not required, but we appreciate you telling us you’re coming on Facebook.

For more information on this and other Connecticut Trails Day events across the state, go to #CTTrailsDay.

CT Trails Day: Look for Bobolinks – Saturday, June 2, 2018

From 1:30 to 2:30 pm, join us for an easy nature walk at Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve in Bloomfield.

Meet at the parking area at the intersection of Auer Farm Road & Cider Hill Road. (Auer Farm Road is off Simsbury Road/Route 185.) We’ll climb to the high orchard to experience great views of the surrounding hills. Then we’ll descend to the farm fields, hopefully viewing Bobolinks, a grassland nesting bird of special concern in Connecticut.

Total distance approximately 1.0 mile. Dogs not permitted. This event is participating in the CT DEEP 2018 Great Park Pursuit challenge. Rain cancels. Free. Registration not required, but we appreciate you telling us you’re coming on Facebook.

Co-sponsored by the Wintonbury Land Trust and Friends of Auerfarm Scenic Reserve. For more information on this and other Connecticut Trails Day events across the state, go to #CTTrailsDay

CT Trails Day: Explore Seabury Wildwoods – Sunday, June 3, 2018

From 1:30 to 3:00 pm, join us to explore Seabury’s Wildwoods in Bloomfield.

Meet at the visitor parking at the rear of Seabury Active Life Plan Community. We will hike out to the Wildwoods and explore several of the trails along different terrain. We should see interesting birds and flowers.

Total distance approximately 2.0 easy miles. Rain cancels. Leashed dogs permitted. Free. Registration not required, but we appreciate you telling us you’re coming on Facebook.

Co-sponsored by the Seabury Trails Committee. For more information on this and other Connecticut Trails Day events across the state, go to #CTTrailsDay

Bear Presentation at Annual Meeting – Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Join us at the 4-H Education Center at picturesque Auerfarm in Bloomfield for the Wintonbury Land Trust’s annual meeting, refreshments, and a presentation by Felicia Ortner. Land Trust members and the public are welcome to attend either or both parts of this evening:

  • There will be a short business meeting at 6:00 pm followed by light refreshments at 7:00 pm. Board members will review the Land Trust’s work over the past year and goals for the next year, and elections will be held.
  • “The Bear Reality” presentation will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. We encourage you to arrive early enough to park and be seated by 7:30. Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist, will provide education and facts about black bears and help dispel myths and common misunderstandings in her talk, “The Bear Reality.” We extend a special invitation to families so children may learn more about the bears we see frequently in our backyards.

If interested in volunteering to help with set up, clean up, or providing refreshments, please contact us.