EASTON, Conn. -- The Aspetuck Land Trust will hold a free and open to the public Blueberry Adventure program for 7- to 13-year-olds on Saturday, July 12, from 9 to noon that meets at the entrance to the Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area on Wyldewood Road in Easton.
Children accompanied by a parent can join Land Trust Executive Director David Brant for an adventurous hike ending at the magical blueberry patch in Trout Brook Valley. Bring a pail and pick some blueberries to take home. It is a 45-minute hike over easy terrain to the berries and hikers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch.
The next free and open to the public adult hike is the “Shore Birds and what you need to know about them” excursion set for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 7 p.m., meeting at Gilman Avenue, Bridgeport by the sandbar across from Great Salt Marsh Island in Ash Creek.
Bring binoculars and join Milan Bull of the Connecticut Audubon Society for an opportunity to view and discuss osprey, shorebirds and dusk in the beautiful Ash Creek area. Learn about the different species as well as the importance of conservation of this important salt marsh.
Ranging from bird watching, to natural history, to vernal pool study to local geology and many other subjects, Aspetuck Land Trust offers a variety of guided hikes both for adults and kids each month for its members plus special events free and open to the public.
For a full list of all hikes visit www.aspetucklandtrust.org/view/17016 .
Aspetuck Land Trust is a local nonprofit land conservation organization founded in 1966 to preserve open space in Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton. ALT preserves provide passive recreation and educational opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy nature, while preserving the flora and fauna and rural characteristics of local communities.
ALT maintains 44 trailed nature preserves and other conservation-only properties on over 1,700 acres of land. ALT has over 1,000 local members who support us through annual membership contributions. For more information visit www.aspetucklandtrust.org