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WLT Events & Programs


WLT 2024 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, Feb.  28, Members @ 6:30 pm, Public @ 7:00 at the Wilton Library's Brubeck Room

You are cordially invited to the 59th Annual Meeting of the WLT, where we will hear from our President, Treasurer, Committees, and Executive Director. 


The highlight of the evening is our guest speaker, Amy Barnouw, Director of the Fairfield Region of the CT Audubon Society. She will speak about Connecticut's amazing wildlife and conservation efforts. Read More >>


Past Programs

Tinkergarten: Winter 2024 outdoor nature classes

Thursday Evenings — Jan. 11 - March 07: 10:00 - 11:00am

This Fall, Playful Roots Learning and the Wilton Land Trust will focus on Wellness—that combination of physical, mental, and emotional health kids need to thrive. Our curriculum will help kids develop language, strategies, and habits that help build strong bodies, minds, and hearts.

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Tinkergarten: December Popup — FREE!

December Popup Programs — Dec. 7 & 12

This Fall, Playful Roots Learning and the Wilton Land Trust will focus on Wellness—that combination of physical, mental, and emotional health kids need to thrive. Our curriculum will help kids develop language, strategies, and habits that help build strong bodies, minds, and hearts.

Read More>>

Tinkergarten: outdoor nature classes

Thursday Evenings — Sept. 28 through Nov. 16: 10:00 - 11:00am

This Fall, Playful Roots Learning and the Wilton Land Trust will focus on Wellness—that combination of physical, mental, and emotional health kids need to thrive. Our curriculum will help kids develop language, strategies, and habits that help build strong bodies, minds, and hearts.

Read More>>

Sunset Lantern Walk

Bring your lantern and explore a meadow at dusk

Sunday, November 05, 2023, 3:30 pm (sunset @4:40)


In participation of the Land Trusts of Lower Fairfield County, we are participating in the Walk Your Land Trust Series and hosting a lantern walk of the Nick Parisot Memorial Trail. Join us, bring your lantern, and explore a meadow at twilight,  Read More>>

Stewardship Sundays - Fall 2023: Inclusive community workdays

Four Sundays this fall, @ 1:30 - 3:00 pm


Stewardship Sundays — led by WLT and its youth interns — is an opportunity for people of all ages to get out there, improve the environment, meet like-minded folk, and take home some skills to apply in your yard and garden.  


All are welcome; come and join us! Read More >>

Poetry in the Preserve: an inclusive live poetry reading in a meadow

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 2:00-4:00 pm 

🌧️ Poetry in the Preserve - Location Change — Wilton Library's Rimer Room

The Wilton Land Trust, Wilton Library, and Wilton Chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society have come together to offer a unique and immersive and unique live poetry reading program. This program offers an opportunity for participants to relax and listen to poems in a beautiful meadow setting. Attendees may share poems of their own with the group Read More>>

Books and a Blanket: Halloween!  🎃👻💀

Sunday, October 15th, 2023 - 10;00 - 12:00


Wear your costumes, bring your blanket, enjoy a relaxing story, some arts and crafts, and a trick-or-treat Halloween parade. Read More>>

SOLD OUT

Create & Connect: A Plein Air Watercolor Workshop in a Meadow

POSTPONED to TBD rain date

The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Friends of Weir Farm, and artist Bob Callahan have come together to offer a unique painting program. Join us as Bob takes the mystery out of watercolor and guides us through painting in a meadow.  Bring your chair and join usRead More>>

Trekking Together: A fall Guided Hike

🌧️ CANCELED 🌧️

Saturday, Oct. 07, 2023, @ 10:00 am

Join us for an immersive trek through Wilton's beautiful environment with our staff naturalists leading the way. Come with your curiosity and questions, and let's explore together!  Read More>>

Wellness Walk: Experience fresh air together!

POSTPONED to rain date - Tuesday, Oct. 03, 10:15 am


The Wilton Land Trust and Stay at Home in Wilton have teamed up to bring you a unique wellness experience in the heart of nature. Join us for a guided walk through the serene and picturesque Schenck's Island, where you can take in the beauty of spring and breathe in the fresh air. Read More>>

Sept. Books and a Blanket: An immersive children's book reading series

Friday, September 22, 10:00-11:00 am


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Wilton Library, and Wilton Go Green have come together to offer a unique and immersive book-reading experience. Together, we've created an opportunity for families to venture outside, explore nature, listen to stories, and make an upcycled craft. Bring your blanket and enjoy a relaxing story, some arts and crafts, and a short nature walkRead More>>

Birds & Binoculars: An educational birding hike with Joe Bear

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, @ 8:00-10:00 am


The birding expedition is led by our expert birder, environmentalist, gardener, and Wilton resident Joe Bear. Our spring migration bird walk will explore Wilton Land Trust’s Schenck's Island trail. Read More>>

Birds of Prey: a live raptor event

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2022, 11:00 am

To increase public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey, the Wilton Land Conservation Trust is hosting a fun and educational family program. Come and peek into the mysterious lives of New England Raptors in a WLCT meadow. Read More>>

June - Books and a Blanket: an immersive children's book reading series

POSTPONED to rain date: Friday, June 30th


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Wilton Library, and Wilton Go Green have come together to offer a unique and immersive book-reading experience. Together, we've created an opportunity for families to venture outside, explore nature, listen to stories, and make an upcycled craft. Bring your blanket and enjoy a relaxing story, some arts and crafts, and a short nature walkRead More>>

Stewardship Sundays - Spring 2023: inclusive community workdays

Five Sundays this spring, @ 1:30 - 3:00 pm


Stewardship Sundays — led by WLCT and its youth interns — is an opportunity for people of all ages to get out there, improve the environment, meet like-minded folk, and take home some skills to apply in your yard and garden.  


All are welcome, come and join us! Read More >>

Turtle Time: a live turtle educational event

Sunday, June 04, 2023 at 10:00 am


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, and theTurtleRoom have come together to offer you a morning of Turtles and Tortoises. They are one of the two most endangered groups of vertebrates on the planet. Come learn about the secret lives of these rare and endangered species, and learn how you can become a turtle hero.  Read More>>

Trekking Together: A spring Guided Hike

Saturday, May 27, 2023, @ 10:00 am

Join us for an immersive trek through Wilton's beautiful environment with our staff naturalists leading the way. We'll journey from Woodcock Nature Center's Orange Trail across Spectacle Lane and into WLCT's Spectacle Land Trail. Our trek will take us through a meadow, beside a pond, and next to a stream, with some uneven terrain and occasional larger rocks to traverse. So come with your curiosity and questions, and let's explore together!  Read More>>

May - Books and a Blanket: an immersive children's book reading series

Friday, May 19th, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Wilton Library, and Wilton Go Green have come together to offer a unique and immersive book-reading experience. Together, we've created an opportunity for families to venture outside, explore nature, listen to stories, and make an upcycled craft. Bring your blanket and enjoy a relaxing story, some arts and crafts, and a short nature walkRead More>>

Birding Expedition: an educational birding hike with Joe Bear

Saturday, May 13th, 2023, @ 10:00-11:00 am  SOLD OUT


The birding expedition is led by our expert birder, environmentalist, gardener, and Wilton resident Joe Bear. Our spring migration bird walk will explore Wilton Land Trust’s Schenck's Island trailRead More>>

Trekking Together: Peepers & Cheepers: A Spring Ephemeral Walk

Saturday, April 22, 2023, @ 10:00 am


This hike is all about exploring the world of spring ephemerals, plants that pop up in early spring, produce leaves, flowers, and seeds but then disappear when the summer perennials are at the peak of their display. You'll have the chance to spot, identify, and learn about a variety of ephemerals, including trillium, bloodroot, twin leaf, false rue anemone, and wild ginger.  Read More>>

WLCT 2023 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 pm, zoom

You are cordially invited to the 58th Annual Meeting of the WLCT, where we will hear from our President, Treasurer, Committees, and Executive Director. The Public meeting will be held remotely, via zoom, on Wednesday, February 22rd, at 7:00 pm. 

The highlight of the evening is our guest speaker, Geordie Elkins, Executive Director of Highstead. His talk will illuminate the importance of creating native habitats, preserving biodiversity with the Ecotype Project, large and small-scale habitat protection and restoration, and more! Read More >>


Sunset Lantern Walk

Bring your lantern, and explore a meadow at dusk

Sunday, November 06, 2022, 4:00pm


In participation of the Land Trusts of lower Fairfield county, we are participating in the Walk Your Land Trust Series and hosting a lantern walk of the Nick Parisot Memorial Trail. Join us, bring your lantern, and explore a meadow at twilight,  Read More>>

Halloween Special!!! 🎃🦇👻

Books and a Blanket: an immersive children's book reading series

Sunday, October 23, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am 


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Wilton Library, and Wilton Go Green have come together to offer a unique and immersive book reading experience. Come in your Halloween costumes, explore nature, listen to stories, and make an upcycled craft. Bring your blanket and enjoy a relaxing story, some arts and crafts, and a short nature walk. Read More>>

Poetry in the Preserve: an inclusive live poetry reading in a meadow

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 2:00-4:00 pm 


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Wilton Library, and Wilton Chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society have come together to offer a unique and immersive and unique live poetry reading program. This program offers an opportunity for participants to relax and listen to poems in a beautiful meadow setting. Attendees may share a poem of their own with the groupRead More>>

eBird Basics Workshop at WLCT's Slaughter Fields

In partnership with Woodcock Nature Center

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 7:30-9:30am


If you love birds, spend time birdwatching, or want to start, then eBird by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a great way to discover species in your area, find out where you can see them, and record your own observations! The WLCT and WNC have joined forces to host an eBird workshop, led by WNC educator Tommy McCarthy, on WLCT's beautiful  Slaughter Fields in Wilton. Read More>>

2022 - Fall Stewardship Sundays: inclusive community workdays

Four Sundays this fall, 1:30 - 3:00 pm


Stewardship Sundays — led by WLCT and its youth interns — is an opportunity for people of all ages to get out there, improve the environment, meet like-minded folk, and take home some skills to apply in your yard and garden.  


All are welcome, come and join us! Read More >>

Trekking Together: A Fall Guided Hike

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Nick Parisot Memorial Trail

Rain date, 10.01.2022

The Wilton Land Conservation Trust and the Woodcock Nature Center have come together to offer immersive guided hikes across Wilton. Learn about Wilton's environment by walking through it with staff naturalists. Read More>>

Books and a Blanket: an immersive children's book reading series

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am 


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Wilton Library, and Wilton Go Green have come together to offer a unique and immersive book reading experience. Together, we've created an opportunity for families to venture outside, explore nature, listen to stories, and make an upcycled craft. Bring your blanket and enjoy a relaxing story, some arts and crafts, and a short nature walkRead More>>

Birds of Prey: a live raptor event

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, 11:00 am SOLD OUT - email to be put on the waitlist. 


To increase public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey, the Wilton Land Conservation Trust is hosting a fun and educational family program. Come and peek into the mysterious lives of New England Raptors in a WLCT meadow. Join us as we welcome the Sharon Audubon Center at the Wilton Land Conservation Trust’s Walter PreserveRead More>>

Books and a Blanket: an immersive children's book reading series

Friday, May 20th, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am

Friday, June 17th, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Wilton Library, and Wilton Go Green have come together to offer a unique and immersive book reading experience. Together, we've created an opportunity for families to venture outside, explore nature, listen to stories, and make an upcycled craft. Bring your blanket and enjoy a relaxing story, some arts and crafts, and a short nature walkRead More>>

2022 - Spring Stewardship Sundays: inclusive community workdays

Six Sundays this spring, 1:30 - 3:00 pm


Stewardship Sundays — led by WLCT and its youth interns — is an opportunity for people of all ages to get out there, improve the environment, meet like-minded folk, and take home some skills to apply in your yard and garden.  


All are welcome, come and join us! Read More >>

Turtle Time: a live turtle educational event

Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 10:00 - 11:30 PM


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust, and theTurtleRoom have come together to offer you a morning of Turtles and Tortoises. They are one of the two most endangered groups of vertebrates on the planet. Come, learn about the secret lives of these rare and endangered species, and learn how you can become a turtle hero. 

Read More >>

Trekking Together: A Spring Guided Hike

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:00 - 12:00 pm


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust and the Woodcock Nature Center have come together to offer immersive guided hikes across Wilton. Take a break from the stress of work or school and explore the natural world around you.


Learn about Wilton's environment by walking through it with staff naturalists. Read More>>

WLCT 2022 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 23, 7:00 pm, zoom

You are cordially invited to the 57th Annual Meeting of the WLCT, where we will hear from our President, Treasurer, Committees, and Executive Director. The meeting will be held remotely, via zoom, on Wednesday, February 23th, at 7:00 pm. The highlight of the evening is our guest speaker, Dr. Mark C. Urban. Read More >>


Fall 2021 - Stewardship Sundays: inclusive community workdays

 Opportunity for people of all ages to get out there, improve the environment, meet like-minded folk, and take home some skills to apply in their yard and garden. All are welcome, come and join us!

Read More >>

Books and a Blanket: an immersive children's book reading event

​Wednesday, August 25 at 10 am — Friday, September 24 at 10 am — Sunday, October 24 at 10 am

SOLD OUT

Immerse yourself in nature and join us for our three-part books and a blanket series. Bring your blanket and enjoy a relaxing story, some arts and crafts, and a short nature walk. Read More>>

Trekking Together: A fall guided hike

Co-hosted by the Woodcock Nature Center and the Wilton Land Conservation Trust



Saturday, October 02, 2021 - 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Saturday, October 09, 2021 - 10:00 - 12:00 pm


Take a break from the stress of work or school and explore the natural world around you.

Learn about Wilton's environment by walking through it with staff naturalists. Read More>>

Turtle Time: a live turtle educational event

Sunday, October 03, 2021 - 10:00 - 11:30 am

Co -hosted by the Turtle Room and the Wilton Land Conservation Trust


Turtles and Tortoises are one of the two most endangered groups of vertebrates on the planet.

Come, learn about the secret lives of these rare and endangered species, and learn how you can become a turtle hero. Read More >>

Create and Connect: a painting workshop SOLD OUT

 Friday, September 17, 2021 - 5:00 - 7:30 pm


Join the renowned Karen Siegel of the Silvermine Studio on a crisp and clear fall evening as she guides you through painting a watercolor landscape of the blissful Slaughter Field. Connect with nature, community, and yourself while creating a personalized watercolor painting. 

All levels are welcome to this relaxing and fun event! Read More>>

Comstock Hill Cemetery - Summer 2021 Stewardship Workday

Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 1:30 pm


In honor of Independence Day 2021 and the 247th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War, the Wilton Land Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Drum Hill Chapter NSDAR, invites the community to celebrate our nation's Independence by stewarding the Comstock Hill Cemetery. This cemetery is the final resting grounds for seven Revolutionary War Patriots. Read More>>

Our Beech trees are dying - Live Zoom Presentation by Robert E. Marra, PhD

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 6:00 pm via Zoom


Beech leaf disease (BLD)causes premature leaf drop and thin canopies, making the trees more susceptible to pests and infections. Register for the live presentation, tune in, and learn from Robert E. Marra, Ph.D. Associate Scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology & Ecology at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Learn More

Stewardship Sundays - Spring 2021


    Sunday   
   April 18, 2021  

1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Sunday   
   May 02, 2021 

1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Sunday   
   May 16, 2021 

1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Sunday   
   June 06, 2021

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Thank you for taking an interest in the environment and our community. 

 

Help Restore the American Chestnut Tree

 Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:00pm


In partnership with The American Chestnut Foundation, The Wilton Land Conservation Trust establishedd a Germplasm Conservation Orchard at 183 Ridgefield Road. This workday was made possible by Ring's End.  Read More

Spring Guided Hike: Explore Your Backyard! 

  1. Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:30 am

  2. Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 11:30 - 1:00 pm

  3. Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:30 pm


The Wilton Land Conservation Trust co-hosted a Spring Guided Hike on the Harrison Smith Preserve with the Woodcock Nature Center.  Read More

WLCT 2021 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 24 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm


On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the Wilton Land Conservation Trust held its annual meeting remotely via zoom.  Read More

Stewardship Sundays - Fall 2020


    Sunday   
   September 27, 2020   

1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Sunday   
   October 11, 2020   

1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Sunday   
   October 25, 2020   

1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Sunday   
   November 08, 2020   

1:30 - 3:00 pm

In the fall of 2020, we stewarded four preserves with one goal, building a community around nature. Read more.

 

Fall Guided Hike: Explore Your Backyard! 

  1. Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:00 - 11:30 am

  2. Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 10:00 - 11:30 am

  3. Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 12:00 - 1:30 pm (opened due to high demand - limited to our waitlist)


On Saturday, October 17 and 24, The Wilton Land Conservation Trust co-hosted a Fall Guided Hike on the Nick Parisot Memorial Trail with the Woodcock Nature Center.  Read More

A Conservation Conversation 

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 5:00 pm


On Thursday, August 20, the Wilton Land Conservation Trust co-hosted a virtual conversation with the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) to share the success story of 183 with local State legislators and Connecticut's Conservation Community. Read More

Comstock Hill Cemetery - Summer 2020 Stewardship Workday

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 1:30 pm


On June 28, 2020, in partnership with the Drum Hill Chapter NSDAR, the Wilton Land Conservation Trust celebrated Independence Day 2020 and the 246th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War by stewarding the Comstock Hill Cemetery. This cemetery is the final resting grounds for six Revolutionary War Patriots. Read More