This Winter, the Simsbury Land Trust will present a wonderful variety of films and educational programs. All of the events are free and will take place at the Simsbury Public Library at 725 Hopmeadow St. To reserve a seat at any event, contact the Simsbury Land Trust at (860) 651-8773 or amyzeiner@aol.com.

The year’s first Simsbury Land Trust “Green Scenes” Documentary Film & Discussion will be on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. The award-winning film, “Ingredients”, introduces farmers and chefs whose collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local. Admission is free, thanks to the sponsorship of UBS/Ted Almy.

On Sunday, February 9 at 2 p.m., the Simsbury Land Trust will host a “Gardening for Butterflies” program where participants will learn how to create and maintain a successful habitat for butterflies and other beautiful winged creatures. This event will be led by the Simsbury Land Trustee Margery Winters from the Roaring Brook Nature Center.

On Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m., the topic of Simsbury Land Trust’s “Green Scenes” Documentary Film & Discussion will be nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development. The film, Mother Nature's Child”, marks a moment in time when a living generation can still recall childhoods of free play outdoors through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood, and adolescents. Admission is free, thanks to the sponsorship of Mary and Chris Baier and Fitzgerald’s Foods.

On Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m., Paul Rego, a Wildlife Biologist from the Connecticut Department of Environment Protection (DEEP) will speak about Black Bear History, Biology and Management in Connecticut”. Rego will explore why Connecticut is experiencing a rapid growth in its black bear population and tell how management and research on this issue are being conducted. He will discuss the consequences of having this large mammal in our area and provide steps to reduce the likelihood of encounters with bears.

To reserve a seat at any of these events, or to make a donation to the Simsbury Land Trust, learn about its volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, or get a map of Land Trust properties, call (860) 651-8773, email amyzeiner@aol.com or visit www.simsburylandtrust.org. Individual memberships begin at donations of $40 and Family memberships begin at donations of $60.


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