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February 2022

FALPS Winter Hike

February 26 @ 10:00 am

Come join FALPS’ President Ralph Scarpino for a winter hike.

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March 2022

FALPS Maple Sugaring

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Maple Sugaring: Keeping it Real in New England: Join David K. Leff for a slide-illustrated talk about maple sugaring. miracle food? Learn how you can make and enjoy your own syrup.

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Celebrating all things Spring and Nature related at the Machimoodus State Park

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Friends of Machimoodus and Sunrise State Parks are going to take advantage of this serendipitous coincidence by hosting an event celebrating all things Spring and Nature related at the Machimoodus State Park.

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FALPS Zoom Talk

March 24 @ 7:00 pm

Come hear award-winning biologist and water quality monitoring expert, Alisa Phillips-Griggs, explain what clean water and healthy bugs mean to our precious Farmington River.

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Field walk/discussion with Erik Landgraf

March 26 @ 10:00 am

Field walk/discussion with Erik Landgraf about the fascinating world of vernal pools. Meet at Whittemore Grove on East River Road, approximately 2.5 miles north of Pleasant Valley. Dress to be outside. Free and open to all. No pre-registration.

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April 2022

Children’s Fishing Derby

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

. Preregistration is requested. www.friendsofpachaugforest.org

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Wildflower Hike/Walk

April 23 @ 10:00 am

Wildflower Hike/Walk, 10 a.m.: Join Erik and Helen Ann Landgraf for a wildflower walk/hike along the Henry Buck Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at the southernmost trailhead of the Henry Buck Trail on West River Road (across from the bridge abutments in the river). Park at the northern entrance to Legion Road. This is normally peak viewing time, so we will identify many kinds of wildflowers along the way. Those who are interested can continue on the entire loop (about…

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A festive 1920s picnic at the Castle

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dust off that flapper outfit and unwrap the zoot suit! Join a spring picnic in your 1920s costume and become part of the atmosphere, or just wander the grounds in your 2022 comfy clothes and soak it all in. Planning is well under way for a fun adventure. At various times during the day, William and Helen Gillette will be on hand as hosts, a strolling magician will offer entertainment, and costumed models will wander the grounds for your viewing…

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BARKHAMSTED NATURE DAY

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

7th Annual Barkhamsted Earth Day Nature Festival Matthies Grove Pavilion, Peoples State Forest It’s been two years since we’ve been able to co-host this wonderful event filled with dozens of exhibitors displaying all things NATURE. Talks, walks, and a birds of prey show. Free food and all free event. Please join us, COVID restrictions permitting. We will keep you posted.

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May 2022

Camp Fire

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday Camp Fire, 6:00 pm-9:00pm, Pachaug State Forest, CCC Youth Camp Area at the Flagpole, Voluntown, CT. Join us for a Spring Campfire Theme: Appreciation for the Earth at large and for Pachaug Forest. Please bring instruments, quotations/ memories regarding nature. www.friendsofpachaugforest.org

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