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June 2019

Tree Identification Walk: “Learn Your Land” Series

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Watson Symington Woodlands, 100-110 Wellesley Dr
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan’s woodlands are filled with dozens of different tree species, each with their own unique characteristics. Join Aaron Lefland, the Executive Director of the New Canaan Land Trust and Yale Forestry graduate, to learn some of the techniques for identifying these species. Aaron will teach participants how to identify trees by their leaves, branching pattern, and bark texture. He will also discuss each species’ role in forest succession, and explain the important role that each tree plays in our…

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New England Fireflies: Learning to Appreciate and Preserve Them

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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As we approach the peak of firefly season when so many of us share a childlike wonder at the lighting shows that these striking bioluminescent beetles (yes, they’re beetles, not flies) can display. Dr. Christopher Cratsley will give us insight into their behavior, and have we can take a role in preserving the many different species of fireflies. We will learn about how researchers have begun to uncover many of the unique features that have shaped their evolutionary diversification. Sadly, we also learn how we may…

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July 2019

Firefly Viewing 1: “Learn Your Land” Series

July 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Firefly Sanctuary, 34 Sleepy Hollow Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Local entomologists believe that the New Canaan Land Trust’s Firefly Sanctuary is home to one of the largest populations of fireflies in our region. During a few weeks each summer, the fireflies light up the night sky as they try to find and attract a mate. Join guides from the New Canaan Land Trust on a short walk through the property, which will culminate with a viewing of the firefly show. The walk will last approximately 20 minutes, and participants…

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Firefly Viewing 2: “Learn Your Land” Series

July 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Firefly Sanctuary, 34 Sleepy Hollow Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Local entomologists believe that the New Canaan Land Trust’s Firefly Sanctuary is home to one of the largest populations of fireflies in our region. During a few weeks each summer, the fireflies light up the night sky as they try to find and attract a mate. Join guides from the New Canaan Land Trust on a short walk through the property, which will culminate with a viewing of the firefly show. The walk will last approximately 20 minutes, and participants…

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Firefly Viewing 3: “Learn Your Land” Series

July 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Firefly Sanctuary, 34 Sleepy Hollow Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Local entomologists believe that the New Canaan Land Trust’s Firefly Sanctuary is home to one of the largest populations of fireflies in our region. During a few weeks each summer, the fireflies light up the night sky as they try to find and attract a mate. Join guides from the New Canaan Land Trust on a short walk through the property, which will culminate with a viewing of the firefly show. The walk will last approximately 20 minutes, and participants…

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