On June 5 at 10am, there will be a guided tour at Rattlesnake Preserve led by Deb and Bruce Bennett as we become forest detectives, a follow-up event to Tom Wessel’s talk. Limited to 13 with standard Covid rules. Rain date Sunday, June 6 at 10am. Registration begins May 20 at CT Trails Weekend.
Introduction to Two New Short Trails by Barton Jones and Terry Burke Saturday, July 24 at 9:30 AM starting at Hare Preserve These new preserves offer short trails (20-40 minutes) for a refreshing walk or winter recreation. The Hare Preserve features woods, pond and stream and statuary by Monte Hare. The Foote/Pope Preserve has open [Read More...]
Co-existing with Cornwall Beavers by Barton Jones **RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, JULY 25 AT 4PM!! Sunday, July 18 at 4 PM at Rattlesnake Preserve Learn about the benefits of beavers and how best to co-exist with them. See the Pond Leveler in action as it maintains a happy medium. Covid and tick precautions apply. See CornwallConservationTrust.org [Read More...]
Hart Farm Preserve Trail led by Katherine Freygang Saturday, July 31 at 9:30 AM starting at Hart Farm Preserve on Cherry Hill Road This trail is a lovely circuit (30-40 minutes) with fields, woods, and an expansive view. See remnants of the old dairy farm, sugar maple row, picnic table and views looking east, south, [Read More...]
Saturday, August 14 at 9:30 AM, Johnson Road, West Cornwall Dobbs Preserve is connected to Greyledge Preserve and Red Mountain Preserve for a total of 350 acres. Previously logged, this trail, which is also the Mohawk Trail, will feature the restoration process and habitat diversity. Informally, we will point out the different habitats and why [Read More...]
August 28, 3 pm, at Furnace Brook Preserve, meet at Foote Field, Route 4 **Note change in location Take a walk with Harvard botanist and Cornwall resident Peter Del Tredici to discuss the various aspects of Meadow Management. Everyone loves meadows but in this part of New England they are an artifact of agriculture and [Read More...]
Cornwallians of all ages come together (safely) to "Clean-Up" and "Green-Up" selected town roads. Pick up supplies and road assignments between 9am-10am at Cornwall Conservation Trust office at 7 Railroad Square, West Cornwall. Face coverings are required. Pick up trash and debris along town roads, and return trash to CCT office when finished. If you [Read More...]
Cornwall Conservation Trust presents the Annual Mushroom Walk with Dave Paton We are so fortunate to have Dave to give us this local perspective on all things fungi. Saturday, October 9 at 1 PM at Rattlesnake Preserve (GPS: 11 Rattlesnake Rd.) Learn about mushrooms: how to identify, what are the ecological impacts, are they [Read More...]
The Cornwall Conservation Trust will be hosting its annual meeting on Saturday, November 13 at 4PM via Zoom. We will be celebrating the Coltsfoot Valley and the exemplary conservation efforts to maintain this iconic view for Cornwall and Connecticut (of rural character). Speakers will include members of the Calhoun Family and the Conservation Trust who [Read More...]
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