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August 2019

Land Use History Walk: “Learn Your Land” Series

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Browne Preserve, 1180 Valley Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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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 the New Canaan Land Trust and Yale Forestry graduate, will teach participants how to pick out these clues, and discuss the profound ways that…

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September 2019

Native and Invasive Plant Walk: “Learn Your Land” Series

September 15 @ 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 full of hundreds of species of trees, flowers, and other plants. While many of these species have been here for millennia, some were brought to New England in the last few decades, and have begun wreaking havoc on our natural ecosystems. Join New Canaan Land Trust board members Catharine Sturgess and Susan Bergen, for a look into how these native and invasive plants interact with one another, and change the dynamics of New Canaan’s habitats and…

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