Story time set at preserve

The Steep Rock Association and Gunn Junior Library in Washington will open a story walk in Macricostas Preserve in New Preston Aug. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m.

The program will be led by Rory Larson, land steward, conservation easement manager and program leader for Steep Rock Association, and Gail Scribner, junior librarian at Gunn Library.

Families will follow the half-mile trail of display boards with colorful pages of woodland animals and rhythmic text about deer, turkey, and more from the book “Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek” by Marianne Berkes.

After meeting in the main parking lot of the 124 Christian St. preserve, the group will proceed through the story and hike along the special trail as a group.

For more information and RSVP, visit or call the office at 860-868-9131.