This October, the Simsbury Land Trust will present a wonderful variety of hikes and educational programs for members and friends. All are free of charge to members; some of them have a small fee for non-members.
- The Simsbury Land Trust’s next “Green Scenes” “Revenge of the Electric Car Simsbury Public Library at 725 Hopmeadow St. By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. But today, just seven years later, the electric car is back...and with a vengeance. In the film, Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, fun, and cleaner than ever. With almost every major car maker now jumping to produce new electric models, the film follows the race to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It is not just the next generation of green cars that's on the line. It's the future of the automobile itself. This film is sponsored by Simsbury Bank and is free of charge. To reserve a seat for this film and discussion, please contact the Simsbury Land Trust by October 1 at (860) 651-8773 or email@example.com.
- On Saturday morning, October 12 at 8 a.m., the Simsbury Land Trust will host a “Bird Watching Walk at Great Pond State Forest”. The 1½-hour walk will be led by local birding expert Roger Preston. Participants should bring binoculars for bird watching and wear appropriate shoes for a wet trail. This free walk will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. Space is limited and reservations for this hike are by contacting the Simsbury Land Trust at (860) 651-8773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- An entertaining exploration into the world of Corn, including a journey through a real Corn Maze, is the focus of the latestSimsbury Land Trust “Dirty Boots Kids Club” event. The event will take place on Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards at 25 E Weatogue St. Boys and girls, ages 12 and under, will have fun discovering the history of corn, parts of a corn plant, different kinds of corn, and how corn is used. They then will make their way through the Rosedale Farms Corn Maze. All children must be accompanied by an adult at this event. The program is free for children of Simsbury Land Trust-member families, thanks to a generous contribution from Educational Playcare. The fee for non-members is $20 per child. Each new young Kids Club member will receive a Dirty Boots Activity Guide, a knapsack and a water bottle. The theme of this year’s Dirty Books Kids Club events is farms, and each of the four programs will be held on a different farm in Simsbury. To sign up for this event or get information about joining the Dirty Boots Kids Club, contact the Simsbury Land Trust at (860) 651-8773 or email@example.com by October 15.
- What can you plant in your yard to feed a wider variety of birds, while promoting biodiversity in your own neighborhood? OnSunday, October 20 at 2 p.m., Simsbury resident Margery Winters, a Trustee of the Simsbury Land Trust and a Master Landscape Design Consultant, will present “Beyond Birdfeeder: Gardening for the Birds” on this topic at the Simsbury Public Library at 725 Hopmeadow St. This event is open to the public and free of charge. To reserve a space at this garden talk, contact the Simsbury Land Trust at (860) 651-8773 or 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.
To make a donation to the Simsbury Land Trust, or learn about its volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, or get a map of Land Trust properties, call (860) 651-8773 or visit www.simsburylandtrust.org. Individual memberships in the Simsbury Land Trust begin at donations of $40 and Family memberships begin at donations of $60.