40th Anniversary Celebrations
It was a hoot.
Karen Berger chaired the Celebration Committee
Welcoming crew: (l. to r.) Mike Gotaski, Elenor Smith, local volunteer
Bill and JoAnne Pierce at the Welcome Desk handing out the Commemorative Booklets.
First up: building bluebird houses
But please to say "box", not "house". Google it -- it's popular.
Alan Duncan, with materials from the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, leads this activity.
Plans, tools and materials
Dave Kubas (center) and Alan show how to assemble the boxes.
Hammering it home.
Hammer in hand, everything looks like a nail.
About invasive aliens
Cider and Donuts
The Eastern Mountain Sports mock campsite
Marlene Snecinski tells about mushrooms
Jay Kaplan leads a nature walk.
Craig Feibel explains local geology
Flatbread of Canton provides lunch.
Like moths to the flame.
Jennifer Pena, licensed falconer, introduces Boo the Who ...
... and four other raptors.
Larry and (CLCT Director) Elenor Smith, stewards of the Mary Conklin Sanctuary, focus on the birds.
Up close and ...
Cleared for take off.
Look out below!
Pre-hunt warm up
Call for volunteers
Dragging the prey - 1
Dragging the prey - 2
Dragging the prey - 3
Linking children to nature
Fairy house exemplar
Warming up to the evening
All fired up
A foot in the door
The evening party was designed and lead by Mary Ellen Mullins
CLCT President Barry Deutsch greets arrivals
Celebration Committee Chairman Karen Berger
Director Jay Kaplan and his wife Kate
Canton's First Selectman, Dick Barlow, with his wife Carol, presented the proclamation of the Board of Selectmen honoring the land trust
Movin' and groovin'
Luminaries under the chair lift beckon night hikers up the mountain.
Eduardo Barrios designed the commemorative poster for CLCT's 40th.