Spring Birds of Salem, Saturday May 13, 7:30 A.M., The Mumford Farm
Please join David Bingham for the Annual Salem Spring Bird Count. The birds that nest in Salem will have returned and all Salem residents and friends are invited to come and enjoy a wonderful walk with nature at its most colorful. Please park at the Mumford House, #3 White Birch Rd., and call 859-3520 for information. Rain Date May 14th.
Amphibians at Walden Preserve – a Family Event!, Friday evening, May 19, 5:30 P.M.
Diba Khan-Bureau will lead. Diba is the Environmental Science Professor & Program Coordinator of Environmental & Civil Engineering Technology Programs at Three Rivers Community College. A number of her students from the environmental engineering technology STRONG-CT program will be there to help the participants find “Spring Peepers” and other creatures. This adventure is extremely popular with families and for children of all ages. No rain date, remember amphibians love the rain. Please call 859-3520 for more information.
Connecticut & National Trails Day, Sunday, June 4, 9:00 – 11:30 A.M., Darling Road Preserve
David Bingham will lead hikers to a section of the new 4-Town Goodwin Trail that is located on the Darling Road Preserve. Along the way we will look and listen for interior forest birds such as Cerulean Warblers and other wildlife and flora. Total Distance, 3.3mi.; Hiking boots suggested, bring own water. Meeting Place: Parking lot for the Darling Road Preserve, 428 Darling Rd., Salem. Call 860-859-3520 for more information. Rain cancels.
Butterfly Walk at Walden Preserve, Sunday, July 2, 9:30 A.M.
Rich Chyinski will show hikers the amazing varieties of butterflies that live and migrate through the Walden Preserve. These Butterfly Walks are very popular with children. Rich has a technique that allows him to safely “catch” these delicate creatures; keep them in hand for the children (and adults!) to study, and then let them fly free. Call 860-859-3520 for more information.
Hike & Get the Scoop! Trail Hike at Tatson’s Woods, Web Site Launch and Ice Cream!
Hike 2:00 P.M., Sunday, August 20th 3:00 – 5:00P.M. Ice Cream & Web Site Official Launch
SLT Trail Maps are Online! Bring your smartphone!
David Bingham will lead the hike, and then get the “SCOOP” on Salem Land Trust’s new web site while enjoying SALEM VALLEY FARMS ICE CREAM. New site resizes for desktop, tablet or smartphone. Join in a trivia contest using your smart phone with the new web site & more, games for kids! Park for hike and event at The Bingham Camp, 490 East Haddam Rd.(Rt. 82) Salem, CT. RSVP appreciated- 860-859-3520. RAIN? We can just enjoy the ice cream and check-out the web site!
Salem Land Trust Annual Meeting
October 18, 2017; 7:00 p.m., Salem Town Hall, Salem
All invited! – Refreshments served
BATTY FOR BATS!
Presentation by Kim Hargrave
Of the nine species of bats that are native to Connecticut eight have protected status. These insectivores are incredibly important to our local ecosystems and have many unique adaptations. Learn why bats have become such a vulnerable species and ways that we can help protect our local bat populations.
Kim Hargrave is the Education Director at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, returning to the position in late June after spending the last 4 years in California. She originally started at the Nature Center in 1998 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts. Kim just moved to Salem in July, with her husband and 4 children.
The SLT Nominated Slate of Officers, 1 yr. Term:
President- Linda K. Schroeder; Vice-President-David Bingham
Secretary- Teri Natoli; Treasurer- Rich Chyinski
Nominated for Board of Directors, 3 year term:
Todd Butler, 2017-2020
Proposed change to SLT By-Laws:
Change the name of Membership Committee to Outreach and Events Committee