Preserving our open spaces –
now, and for generations to come
2020 EVENTS CALENDAR
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Yoga on Main with Sarah Wadsworth
Second Sundays 9:00 a.m. June through October
Stedman Parcel, Main Street opposite Peoples United Bank
Sarah Wadsworth will be continuing her yoga series this year! Bring your mat and leave your troubles behind! Suitable for all levels from beginner on up. The Stedman Parcel on Main Street is located directly across from Peoples United Bank.
Sunday, January 26th at 1 p.m.
What Motivates You to Seek Out Nature?
Stanley Whitman House
Linda Powers, doctoral candidate Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, will explore this question.
Monday, February 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Full Moon Snow Snowshoe or Hike Outing
Tunxis Country Club, 87 Town Farm Road
Get your snowshoes or cross-country skis ready for this short trip to a bonfire area for stories, fellowship and drinks.
Saturday, March 14th at 1 p.m.
Farmington Community and Senior Center, 321 New Britain Avenue
Naturalist Brian Kleinman from Riverside Reptiles joins us with some creepy-looking creatures. You will see and touch a variety of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, insects and more! Don’t worry, they won’t bite!
Wednesday, April 22nd at 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
West District Nature Preserve, 119 Coppermine Road
We encourage any and all to join us at the West District Nature Preserve in planting perennials, trees, and shrubs selected to benefit pollinators. We will provide plants and tools.
Saturday, May 2nd at 11 a.m.
Canal Aqueduct and Henry Mason Trail, Rte 10 at Aqueduct Lane
Diane Tucker, naturalist and Farmington Land Trust board member, leads the way in search of woodland wonders in an area with a rich variety of ephemeral spring wildflowers. Meet at the parking lot opposite Aqueduct Lane, just south of the Farmington- Avon town line.
Thursday, May 21st at 5:00 p.m.
The Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom video conference. Land Trust members will receive notice of the meeting with an RSVP to the video conference ten days before the meeting date. Professor Susan Masino, Trinity College, will speak on Protecting Forests for People and the Planet.
Saturday, May 30th at 7:00 a.m.
Birding Along Mountain Spring Nature Trail
16 Mountain Spring Road
Milan Bull of the Connecticut Audubon Society will lead a hunt for warblers and other resident and migrating species, including raptors. Bring binoculars to get an up close and personal view of some of these winged wonders This popular event documented 26 bird species at the Cowles Parcel last year.
Thursday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Dial In Your Phone Photography
Land Trust Office, 128 Garden Street
If you’ve bought a smartphone in the last few years you own a great camera. Board member and photojournalist Steve Silk is back with his popular workshop focused on learning how to get the most out if it. Learn about easy shooting techniques that may improve the pictures you take, and learn how to apply creative controls to them. We will also discuss some worthwhile apps to improve the picture taking and editing experience. Limited to 15. Call to reserve a spot: 860-674-8545.
Saturday, June 6th at 9:30 a.m.
CT Hike Day
Hike Through 10,000 Years
Cowles Parcel, Meadow Road
As part of Connecticut Walk Day, join with Land Trust board members Diane Tucker and Evan Cowles for a walking tour of the Cowles parcel off Meadow Road. Evan will provide commentary on the area’s history dating back to the Ice Age, while naturalist Diane Tucker will inform strollers about the site’s current inhabitants.
Sunday, July 12th at 1:00 p.m.
Float With the Flow
Fishing Pier Near Route 4 Bridge, Opposite Starbucks
Ride a raft, paddle a canoe or kayak, or pilot a pool toy as we convene for an on river regatta and float downstream from the Route 4 bridge fishing pier to the Canal Aqueduct parcel. Refreshments at the takeout. Bring your own watercraft.
Sunday, August 9th 10 a.m.
What Lies Beneath at MSNT
Mountain Spring Nature Trail, 16 Mountain Spring Road
Diane Tucker, Land Trust board member and naturalist, examines the mysteries of life underfoot. Early in spring, she places wood covers over patches of ground to attract myriad of insects, worms, and other native crawlers. Get there early for the unveiling.
Thursday, September 10th, 5:30- 9:00 p.m.
Preserving Our Legacy,
The Land Trust's Preserving our Legacy Fundraiser
We’re back again, bigger and better than ever. This is your chance to honor one of Farmington’s own and contribute to an evening that helps sustain the FLT.
Sunday, October 11th 10 a.m.
Get Outside and Move Your Body
Mountain Spring Nature Trail, 16 Mountain Spring Road
Rob Mullins, certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer, will lead us on a hike to reconnect with nature. As he puts it: “By getting outside to move our bodies in and over the terrain that is available, we can stimulate and restore a natural balance of health and wellness.”
Friday, November 27th at 11 a.m.
Opt-Outside — FLT’s Annual Black Friday Hike
Closed to New Participants - Event Full
West District Nature Preserve
119 Coppermint Rd.
Join us on our annual post-Thanksgiving opt-outside walk, which will be led this year by Diane Tucker. To insure your safe participation, social distancing and masks will be required. Group size will be limited, so, please make reservations by emailing the FLT office at
December 14 to January 5
The Audubon Christmas Bird Count
www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-countfor more info.
For questions and to register, contact the FLT office -
No pets are allowed on hikes or outings.