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Losing a Giant

Losing a Giant

Written and photographed by Aaron Lefland. Click images to enlarge.   Like many of the forests across Connecticut, the woods of New Canaan are fairly homogenous. Past disturbances to the landscape, both natural and anthropogenic, have created woodlands that are...
Ways to Preserve Nature While Hiking

Ways to Preserve Nature While Hiking

Hiking is a great way to stay fit if you’re not comfortable going to the gym and you want to spend more time outdoors. There are thousands of miles of hiking trails scattered throughout the country and many local communities are creating more trails for people to use....
If a Tree Falls in the Woods…

If a Tree Falls in the Woods…

It’s amazing what one can learn about a tree when it falls in the forest, or in this case, on our preserve! We recently found a beautiful, old oak tree blocking the trail in our Watson-Symington Preserve, a few weeks after Hurricane Isaias. After ensuring the trail...
Keeping an Eye on our Preserves

Keeping an Eye on our Preserves

Designed to blend in with their surroundings, you’ve probably never noticed the trail cameras that NCLT uses across our preserves. Yet these cameras are a critical tool in land management, and one that we’ve been using for years. NCLT maintains a small...