In the coming weeks, the Simsbury Land Trust will host several special events, including hikes and fascinating documentaries followed by panel discussions. To register for any of the following programs or get more information, contact the Simsbury Land Trust at (860) 651-8773 or email: email@example.com.
►Have you ever wished you could identify the types of trees that you pass on a wintertime hike? The Simsbury Land Trust invites all town residents to a special “Tree Identification Walk & Talk” on Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m. at the Simsbury Farms Apple Barn and Recreation Trail at 60A Old Farms Road. The event begins with an indoor presentation led by Simsbury Land Trustees to explain how buds, bark, growth form, and leaf scars all can help in the identification of deciduous trees during the dormant season. After the presentation, attendees will go outdoors on the Recreation Trail for a first-hand experience in identifying local tree species. Reservations are requested for this free program by contacting the Simsbury Land Trust. In addition, copies of Winter Tree Finder: A Manual for Identifying Deciduous Trees in Winter (Eastern U.S.) (Nature Study Guides) can be preordered for $5 each from the Simsbury Land Trust by February 9. Please indicate in your reservation if you would like to order the tree guide.
►“Addicted to Plastic”, a documentary about solutions to plastic pollution, will be the featured film for the February Simsbury Land Trust “Green Scenes” Documentary Film and Discussion Series. The event will take place on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Simsbury Farms Apple Barn and Recreation Trail at 60A Old Farms Road. This point-of-view style documentary encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on five continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic’s growth over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting-edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. Admission with refreshments is $5 for Simsbury Land Trust members and $10 for non-members. Admission for the entire Green Scenes film series is $25 for members, and $50 for non-members. Please contact the Simsbury Land Trust by February 14 to reserve a seat for this film and discussion.
►Simsbury residents are invited for a “Wagner Woods Walk” on Sunday, March 3 at 1 p.m. Wagner Woods is a 62-acre property in Simsbury with a series of trails through a mix of forest and fields. The 1½-mile hike will begin at the Simsbury Land Trust’s Wagner Woods trailhead on Great Pond Road, and will take about 90 minutes. The hike is fairly easy with several up-slopes, but no difficult sections. Participants should dress appropriately for winter trail conditions and register in advance with the Simsbury Land Trust.
►Take a journey to discover the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive when the Simsbury Land Trust presents “Queen of the Sun”, as its “Green Scenes” Documentary Film and Discussion Series. The film and panel discussion will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Simsbury Farms Apple Barn and Recreation Trail at 60A Old Farms Road. The engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world. (For a sneak peek at the trailer and more film information, visit www.queenofthesun.com). Admission with refreshments for the March 21 event is $5 for Simsbury Land Trust members and $10 for non-members. Admission for the entire Green Scenes film series is $25 for members, and $50 for non-members. Please contact the Simsbury Land Trust in advance to reserve a seat for this film and discussion.
To register for any of these programs or get more information, contact the Simsbury Land Trust at (860) 651-8773 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Simsbury Land Trust works to protect scenic vistas, geological features and farmland that visually define Simsbury’s character and provide healthy habitats for local wildlife and plants. Its goal is to develop, support and implement creative land conservation solutions for the benefit of present and future generations. Since its establishment in 1976, the not-for-profit organization has permanently protected 31 parcels of property in the town, totaling nearly 967 acres, more than half of which have been donated to the Simsbury Land Trust.
For more information about the Simsbury Land Trust, call (860) 651-8773, or for a map of Land Trust properties and upcoming events, visit www.simsburylandtrust.org. Individual memberships in the Simsbury Land Trust begin at donations of $40 and Family memberships begin at donations of $60. All memberships include a copy of THE WALKBOOK.