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February 2020

Winter Tree Identification

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 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. For the 12pm walk, register HERE For the 1:30pm walk, register HERE While leaves provide the best clues about the identity of a tree, there are still many ways to identify leafless trees in the winter. Join the New Canaan Land Trust on a walk through the Watson-Symington Preserve, and learn to use clues such as branching pattern, bark…

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March 2020

Exploring the Night Sky: Family Hour

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Colhoun Preserve, 204 Davenport Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This program is co-sponsored by the Stamford Nature Center, New Canaan Land Trust, and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library’s event page (link coming soon). Join the Fairfield County Astronomical Society for an evening of star-gazing and planet spotting. We will have multiple telescopes set up to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky, and amateur astronomers will be on-hand to answer all of your questions about astronomy. This 8pm-9pm viewing is geared towards children…

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Exploring the Night Sky: Adult Hour

March 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Colhoun Preserve, 204 Davenport Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This program is co-sponsored by the Stamford Nature Center, New Canaan Land Trust, and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library’s event page (link coming soon). Join the Fairfield County Astronomical Society for an evening of star-gazing and planet spotting. We will have multiple telescopes set up to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky, and amateur astronomers will be on-hand to answer all of your questions about astronomy. This 9pm-10pm viewing is geared towards adults.…

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April 2020

A Walk Through History

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Browne Preserve, 1180 Valley 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). Prior to today’s suburbanization and extensive development, New Canaan’s landscape was covered with farms, pastures, and managed woodlots. Evidence of these various land uses are still visible today, and with a keen eye, one can deduce how a given piece of land might have been used over a century ago. Aaron Lefland, the Executive Director of…

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May 2020

Birding for Beginners

May 2 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Still Pond Preserve — Hicks Entrance, 513 Silvermine 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). Join expert birder, David Parsons, on a guided walk through the New Canaan Land Trust’s Still Pond Preserve. With meadows, wetlands and woodlands, the preserve is home to over 50 species of birds, and is an excellent place to spot a diverse array of bird species. Participants will learn to identify birds by both their visual…

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