Land trust to offer several programs
Published 12:00 am, Friday, May 12, 2017
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust, which serves the greater New Milford area, will present several programs in the coming weeks.
A program with beaver expert Mike Callahan will be held May 13 from 10 a.m. to noon
Callahan will discuss the behavior and biology of beavers, including management techniques for problematic beaver damming and tree cutting.
The talk will be followed by a nature walk and discussion of beavers in their natural setting.
The May 20 program will feature Angela Dimmitt, who will lead attendees on a birdwalk through the 220-acre farm, which is home to 65 species of birds.
The events will take place at Smyrski Farm, 238 Merryall Road, New Milford.
The land trust will participate in Connecticut Trails Days with a grand opening of the Hunt Preserve June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon.
A rain date of June 4 is planned at the preserve, located at Tory’s Cave on Route 7. It is 2.2 miles north of Route 37 and 2.3 miles south of Route 55.
Brothers Mark and Brian Hunt donated 107 acres on Route 7 and Squash Hollow Road in New Milford, creating the Eleanor and Howard Hunt Preserve in memory of their parents.
This project will expand the existing Tory’s Cave Preserve and provide new opportunities for public recreation.
The celebration will highlight the work of the New Milford Youth Agency and include history of the land from the Hunt family.
For more information and RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 8 for the May 13 event, by May 16 for the May 20 event and by May 30 for the June 3 program.