Guilford’s Big Maple Preserve in the Hartford Courant

One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid skating at the local pond was to get on my hands and knees and peer into the suspended animation of leaves, frozen air bubbles, moss-covered branches and rocks entombed in the ice. It was like looking into a world in clear amber. Read […]

Is it OK to clear branches and small fallen trees from trails with a hand saw?

Are there procedures, recommendations to follow posted anywhere? So to answer the beginning of your first question, it’s fine to remove obstacles that obstruct the trails either by hand or using hand tools like a saw, clippers or loppers. Simply cutting a path through is fine … cutting beyond the trail is generally discouraged, as […]

Ticked Off – The Lowdown on Ticks

In June, GLCT was pleased to co-host with the Guilford Conservation Commission, “Ticked Off: The Lowdown on Ticks” talk by Dr. Scott Williams of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Williams has spent 20 years studying the impacts of … [Read More...]

Upcoming Events

Apr
25
Wed
3:00 pm Early Dismissal Rock Romp @ Peddlers Road trailhead
Early Dismissal Rock Romp @ Peddlers Road trailhead
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join GLCT Director, Steve Besse (203-215-6786), on this a fun romp through some of the best rock formations in Westwoods.  Meet at Peddlers Road entrance. Pouring rain cancels.
Apr
29
Sun
1:00 pm Hike to the Caves @ Dunk Rock Road trailhead
Hike to the Caves @ Dunk Rock Road trailhead
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join GLCT members, the Bonz Family (203-848-4737), at the Dunk Rock entrance. Hike down green, right on orange, to the caves and return on orange. Level of difficulty: advanced intermediate. Rain date Sun. May 6th[...]
May
12
Sat
10:00 am Westwoods Botanical Inventory Of... @ Three Corners Road trailhead
Westwoods Botanical Inventory Of... @ Three Corners Road trailhead
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join GLCT Director Ted Mankovich (203-453-4415) and local botanist Lauren Brown for a Botanical Inventory Off Trail Hike of a special section of Westwoods. Composed of dense wetlands surrounded by fertile woodsy uplands, many deep[...]
May
19
Sat
10:00 am The Missing Piece – Adventurous ... @ Three Corners Road trailhead
The Missing Piece – Adventurous ... @ Three Corners Road trailhead
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come meet the citizens of Westwoods on The Missing Piece.  Join ecologist Spencer Meyer (207-852-3171) and GLCT V.P. John DellaVentura on a hike and scavenger hunt for the whole family. We’ll look for clues about[...]
Jun
3
Sun
10:00 am Westwoods National Trails Day Hike
Westwoods National Trails Day Hike
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spend National Trails Day in Westwoods exploring the 3 most recent GLCT acquisitions, including The Missing Piece.  GLCT director, Bill Bloss (203-457-9253) and Guilford First Selectman, Matt Hoey, will lead a two-hour hike across streams[...]