Maple Sap Collection Team

Maple Sap Collection Team ;Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust in Woodbury was founded in 1963 by Natalie Van Vleck who was an artist, farmer, businesswoman, and environmentalist. Of the 7 preserves and sanctuaries that the Land Trust owns, the Van Vleck Farm property is considered the main teaching campus and it is where the majority of activities happen.

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Andrea’s List of Local Hiking Trails

A few of my thoughts as we head into 2021… We are fortunate to live in an area where we are surrounded by state parks, nature preserves, state forests, and all sorts of trails to discover. I have spent the past several years exploring many of these places as a hiking guide for the Senior…

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Connecting with Nature – Mallory Schneckenburger Preserve, Sherman

Looking for a change of scenery today, I ended up in Sherman at the Mallory Preserve which is a property protected by the Northwest CT Land Conservancy. I chose this location for three reasons: 1) I had never been before, 2) I knew there would be ample parking behind the Town Center buildings near the IGA parking lot on route 39, and 3) It is a short trail.

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