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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...

New Homes for Wood Ducks

This wood duck nesting box was put up last week at the Hupper Preserve pond on the GreenLink Trail between Irwin Park and the New Canaan Nature Center. A second wood duck box was installed at the Smith Preserve overlooking Jelliff Mill Pond. Both were donated by Jim...

Meet our Historian & Steward

Thanks to the generosity of everyone who attended our Summer Sculpture Soirée, the Land Trust was able to create two seasonal positions for college students whose summer plans were impacted by the pandemic. These positions are not only helping to address youth...