Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Winter walks

> This is the schedule for the Great Meadows Conservation Trust winter walks for 2008, co-sponsored with the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury.

>Saturday, January 12, 10 am, Rocky Hill. Meet at the end of Goff Brook lane. Join Larry Lunden on a long hike to our new Hayes parcels in the Wethersfield - Rocky Hill border area.

>Sunday, January 20, 2 pm, Wethersfield. Meet Jim Woodworth on Hartford Avenue (at the corner of Jordan Lane) for a short walk to GMCT's Wolf parcel and DeMille easement. See habitat improvements made with the help of a WHIP grant, clean up of CL&P right of way. Stay for a longer walk up Hartford Ave. and out along the Hartford dyke that divides the Folly Brook Nature area from the South Meadows Industrial Park.

> Saturday, January 26, 10 am, Wethersfield. Meet Larry Lunden south of the Putnam bridge on Great Meadow road next to the highway exit. Access via Marsh St. A long hike to our Packtor, Wolcott, Finnegan-Fox, Hale and Standish parcels.

> Sunday, February 3, 2 pm, Wethersfield. Meet Jim Woodworth on Middletown Ave. south of Maple St. Hike into our Wood Parcel along the path. Observe the new wood chip path, streambed improvements, new bench, with view of the marsh.

> Saturday, February 9, 10 am, Wethersfield. Meet Larry Lunden at the Elm St underpass under I-91. A long hike to Wolcott and Crilly parcels. Maybe Woodhouse also.

Walks will last 1 to 2 hours. Dress for the weather> and ground conditions. Many places will be muddy. Weather and water conditions may revise or cancel. Call the CT Audubon Society for the lastest information, 633-8402. Free. Donations will be accepted.