Walk Your Land Trust Series (Outing #4 – Darien)

Dunlap Woods 3 Parklands Drive, Darien, CT, United States

Land trusts from Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, and Wilton have teamed up to bring you the first-ever Walk Your Land Trust series. Beginning in March 2022, each land trust will host an outing to introduce visitors to their preserves. We look forward to learning from each other, exploring our region's open space, and making new connections. This […]


Guided Meadow & Butterfly Walk with Lepidopterist Victor DeMasi

Have you spotted a butterfly in your backyard recently? Want to learn more about these and other pollinators during the peak butterfly season in Connecticut? Join us for a guided walk with expert lepidopterist, Victor DeMasi, on Saturday, August 20th at 10am. We'll learn about the many different butterflies and pollinators that can be found […]

Wellness Wednesdays: Walking Meditation

Date: 9/14/22Time: 10:00 AMTopic: Walking MeditationLocation: Watson-Symington Preserve Description: Join us in walking meditation at Watson-Symington Preserve led by the Community Mindfulness Project. The stone labyrinth designed by artist Christopher Kaczmarek (installed as part of the 2020 New Canaan Sculpture Trail) will be incorporated into our moving meditation. Discover inner stillness through outer movement in one […]

Fall Walk Series: Darien Land Trust Walk at Mather Meadows

Beekeeper Peet Foster will discuss the role of apiaries on land trust properties, the seasonal stages of beekeeping and the impact of pollinators. Park at the Mather Meadow Homestead on 19 Stephen Mather Road. This event was previously scheduled for October 1 and was rescheduled to October 8 due to rain.  

Wellness Wednesdays: Connecting Through the Senses

Date: 10/12/22 Time: 10:00 AM Rain Date: 10/19/22 Topic: Connecting Through The Senses Location: Council Ring @ Still Pond  Description:  We spend a lot of our time in “simulator mode”, removed from the present moment as we envision future scenarios or past events. Not all of that time is helpful, and often we may be missing out on the […]

Fall Walk Series: Wilton Land Trust Sunset Lantern Walk

The Walk Your Land Trust Fall Series continues with the Wilton Land Conservation Trust. The hike, through Nick Parisot Memorial Trail, starts and ends at the Slaughter Field Pond, located toward the corner of Piper's and Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT.  Bring your lantern, and explore a meadow at twilight! Sunday, Nov. 06 3:30 pm […]

Wellness Wednesdays: Forest Bathing

Date: 11/9/22 Time: 10:00 AM Rain Date: 11/16/22 Topic: Forest Bathing Location: Browne Preserve  Description:  The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, which translates to ‘forest bathing’, is the medicine of simply being in the forest.  It is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness.  The purpose is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment.  The  mental […]

Last Saturday on the Trail: Hike Through History

Browne Preserve 1180 Valley Road, New Canaan, CT, United States

Part of the Walk Your Land Trust series with former NCLT Executive Director Aaron Lefland, now Deputy Director of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council. Join us on Saturday, November 18th at 10:00 AM, to hike through history and learn about our local land! This guided hike will feature information about stone walls, glacial erratics, and […]