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Who’s in the House?

Who’s in the House?

What cavity nesting birds use man-made bird houses?  What months do birds nest and what materials do they use to build them? What can we learn about bird nests and their nesting behavior from our bird houses? The Land Trust’s Bird Houses The Land Trust, with the...

Getting Ready for Firefly Season

The Land Trust’s Firefly Sanctuary has become one of our post popular preserves, and for good reason! Each summer, tens of thousands of fireflies light up the night sky in what is thought to be the first dedicated firefly sanctuary in the United States. Visitors...
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...