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April 2021

An Introduction to Birding at the New Canaan Land Trust

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online
Free

Join father-son duo, and expert birders, Avery and Newel Cotton, for a virtual introduction to birding at the New Canaan Land Trust. Participants will learn some of the best ways to identify common birds across the Land Trust's Still Pond Preserve, an eBird hotspot. Using the physical description of each species, coupled with their calls and preferred habitats, the Cottons will highlight a few of the many species that you might come across during a visit to the preserve. With…

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RESILIENCE: A Community Conference on “Decoding the Weather Machine”

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Online
Free

The Earth is a weather machine composed of four elements: land, air, water, and ice. Climate scientists warn that pollution, the rise in temperatures around the globe, and the removal of our forests are dangerously changing the planet’s delicate balance, but emphasize that it’s not too late to rewrite the future. The virtual conference will be divided into three parts: at-home viewing of “Decoding the Weather Machine,” virtual lectures from experts featured in the film as well as local leaders…

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May 2021

Take in Spring with a Guided Nature Walk

May 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Free

Join environmental educator and nature enthusiast, Dave Parsons, on a guided nature walk through the New Canaan Land Trust’s Still Pond Preserve. With meadows, wetlands and woodlands, the preserve is home to a variety of different habitats, with a diverse array of bird species, wildlife, and wildflowers. Participants will gain a 360 view of nature at its spring best during this guided walk. David will identify birds, wildflowers, trees and other interesting natural features that are present during the walk.…

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RESILIENCE: Our Forests and Their Champion Trees

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online
Free

Trees provide a number of critical services to our community, yet we are losing them at a staggering rate. Join us for a lecture from City University of New York professor, Dr. Andrew Reinmann, in which we explore the many ways that trees improve our community’s health and wellness, and the important role that urban and suburban forests play in addressing the impacts of climate change. Dr. Reinmann will also present the results from a recent research project that examined…

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Waking Up to the Earth: An Environmentally-Inspired Poetry Reading with CT’s State Poet Laureate

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Welcome spring with a special nature-inspired poetry reading at the New Canaan Land Trust. Join us in-person or tune in virtually to hear Connecticut Poet Laureate, Margaret Gibson, and other Connecticut Poets read from their new anthology, titled Waking Up to the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis. The event will feature several poet laureates from around the state sharing their poems inspired by nature and the climate crisis.   The Book Waking Up to the Earth:…

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