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