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June 2020

New Canaan Sculpture Trail Opening Celebration

June 19 @ 5:01 pm - 6:00 pm
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$25

Join us at the Opening Celebration of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail! Details about the event, including ticket sales, can be found at sculpture.newcanaanlandtrust.org/opening-celebrationDetails about the New Canaan Sculpture Trail can be found at sculpture.newcanaanlandtrust.org

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Firefly Viewings: Three Nights!!!

June 30 @ 8:30 pm - July 2 @ 10:00 pm
Firefly Sanctuary, 34 Sleepy Hollow Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This program is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Land Trust and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library’s event page (link coming soon). 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…

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August 2020

Butterflies of New Canaan: Where to Find and How to Identify Them

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Livingston Higley Preserve, 100-110 Apple Tree Lane
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This program is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Land Trust and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library’s event page (link coming soon). Join amateur entomologist, Victor DeMasi, on a guided walk through the New Canaan Land Trust’s Livingston-Higley Meadow. One of the largest in New Canaan, this meadow is home to dozens of species of butterflies, and is an excellent place to spot these beautiful creatures. Participants will learn about the butterfly life-cycle, ways to identify butterflies, as…

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September 2020

Foraging New Canaan: Wild, Edible Plants

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Watson-Symington Preserve, 100-110 Wellesley Dr
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This program is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Land Trust and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library’s event page (link coming soon). Join expert forager “Wildman” Steve Brill, for a delicious walk through the New Canaan Land Trust’s Watson-Symington Preserve. Along the way, Steve will point out many of the edible plants that can be found in our region, giving participants a chance to snack during the walk. Steve will also discuss the proper way to identify, prepare,…

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October 2020

The Resurgence of the American Chestnut: A Grassroots Effort to Save one of America’s Iconic Trees

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This program is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Land Trust and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library’s event page (link coming soon). The American chestnut was once the dominant tree in our forests. A century ago, it was eradicated from the landscape by a fungal blight and declared functionally extinct. Learn the story of the American chestnut and the efforts to bring this iconic tree back to the eastern woodlands with Jack Swatt, CT Chapter President of the…

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