Bring the family on Saturday for our annual snowshoe hike in the Slade Brook watershed by moonlight! DETAILS.
Find out what you missed on previous trips here.
News on the 2014 deer hunting season on Conservancy properties is now available. Be safe out there – wear your orange!
Mother Nature has cooperated and provided a fresh blanket of powdery snow for our annual moonlight snowshoe tour of Slade Brook. We hope you’ll join us! MORE
This week’s unusually warm temperatures mean muddy trails. It’s best to stay off the trails until they dry out and harden up. An exception is the Quinn Trail at Mink Brook Nature Preserve.
Time to bring in your bird feeders! State biologists expect the bears weren’t fooled by this mild winter any more than we were, and ask that you bring in your bird feeders now, and don’t wait until April 1.
Our annual moonlight hike is slated for 5-8pm, to prowl the Slade Brook watershed by the light of the waxing, gibbous moon and then gather around a bonfire. Headlamps and snowshoes are advised; extra snowshoes available. A great trip for families with children 7 and up. Meet at 11 Old Lyme Road. We hope the weather will clear out in time – for questions, call leader Hugh Mellert at 646-3903 (office) or 643-7778.
Rain in January is never a great thing for trails. Please watch your step and hope for some proper snow. We’ve provided shovels at our crossings at Mink Brook, but they can’t help with ice. Happy New Year to all.