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CT Botanical Society field trip at Sessions Woods

Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:00am – 1:00pm

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Sessions Woods WMA, Burlington CT

On Sunday Oct 1 from 10 to 1, Peter Picone will be leading a CT Botanical Society field trip here at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area. Go to https://www.ct-botanical-society.org/schedules/view . October 1 (Sunday) 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Family-friendly walk) Burlington, Sessions Woods National Wildlife Area, 341 Milford St. Burlington, CT Individuals, groups and families (no pets please) will explore this 764-acre State-owned property which is actively managed to improve wildlife habitat and biological diversity. You will see the results of active management of invasive non-natives and enhancements through the planting of native vegetation and creation of a young forest habitat. See small-scale habitat improvements such as a rain garden and large-scale improvements such as young forest creation. Bring your notebook, field guides and camera to document our trip. Mr. Picone has been working at Sessions Woods since 1990 and has a wealth of wildlife/habitat management knowledge to share. Walking is fairly easy on forest paths, open sunny fields and a boardwalk over a beaver swamp. Heavy rain cancels.

Directions: From Rte. 4 in Burlington: Take Rte. 69 south 4 miles to 341 Milford Street (Sessions Woods) in Burlington. From Rte. 6: Take Rte. 69 north 3.7 miles to 341 Milford Street. Leader: Peter Picone, DEEP Wildlife Biologist at Sessions Woods WMA. C: 860-919-7236; W: 860-424-3032

Contact:

Peter Picone

Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (primary)

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