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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...

Pollinators at our Doorstep

Written and photographed by Susan Bergen, NCLT Board Member This is National Pollinator Week, and a good time to reflect on why pollinators are important. How we can make our own yards and public spaces more pollinator friendly? NCLT’s wildflower meadow at Still Pond...

The Not So Shrinking Violet…

Written and photographed by Susan Bergen, NCLT Board Member There is an idiomatic expression that describes an extremely shy woman as a ‘shrinking violet.’ While violets may be miniscule and often passed over for more showy flowers, there is nothing shrinking about...
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...