Head Out with TLGV in May and Beyond!

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Head Out with TLGV in May and Beyond!

Details on Upcoming Spring TLGV Programs (as of 4/27)

Note: check out our Farm Adventure Series for middle schoolers with dates remaining for 4/30, 5/7, 5/21 and 5/28!

May 7, 10 am: Acorn Adventures — Amphibians & Reptiles
Darling Pond at Garrison Park, Chaplin, CT
Join TLGV Rangers Bill Reid and Christie Hazen to discover the world of amphibians and reptiles. We’ll meet up at Garrison Park in Chaplin and walk the shoreline of Darling Pond to see what type of frogs, turtles and other critters live there. Christie will bring her black diamond turtle and milk snake for families to see and touch and we’ll be using nets to catch tadpoles too (we’ll release them when we are done). The program starts at 10:00 am. Garrison Park is located just behind the Chaplin Town Hall located on Route 198 in Chaplin, 41.80175, -72.12455. For additional information contact Bill Reid at 860-774-3300 or bill@tlgv.org. Acorn Adventures are always free thanks to the sponsorship of Centreville Bank.
May 8, 10 am: Mother’s Day Paddle
Quinebaug River, Holland MA to East Brimfield Lake
Join TLGV Executive Director Lois Bruinooge and Chief Ranger Bill Reid for an enjoyable Mother’s Day paddle on the Quinebaug River. We’ll be launching in Holland at Holland Pond (also known as Lake Siog) and paddle the 4.6 miles to East Brimfield Lake. This stretch of the Quinebaug River is within the East Brimfield Lake Project of the US Army Corps of Engineers and is called the Quinebaug River Canoe Trail. It was the first water trail designated by the Department of Interior as a National Recreation Trail and Watchable Wildlife Area. This segment of the river has little current, extensive wildlife habitat, three picnic landings and no portages. Paddler should plan for at least a three-hour outing. RSVP is required and open to only 20 boats on a first come first served basis. Participants must provide their own kayak or canoe and wearing a PFD (personal flotation device) is required. For more information contact Bill at 860-774-3300 or email bill@tlgv.org. Rain cancels.
May 15, 9 pm: Night Sky Adventures — Lunar Eclipse
Camp Laurel, Lebanon CT
A relatively rare event takes place on May 15th. We will be experiencing a Lunar Eclipse. It’s Sunday night so maybe a mental health day on Monday might be appropriate. The eclipse begins at 9:23PM and last until around 2AM. This will be a full moon – the only time it can occur when the Earth gets between the Moon and the Sun. Come out to the Girl Scout Camp Laurel in Lebanon for the show. Bring something to sit on or lay on the ground to observe this event. Bring a telescope and/or a camera on a tripod and take some pictures as Earth’s round shadow crosses over the near side of the Moon. If you need help using your telescope this will be an excellent opportunity for us to help you as the show is slow moving.
May 22, 10 am: TLGV Hike – From Waterfall to River
Franklin, CT
This easy-moderate hike will lead us to a peaceful waterfall (weather dependent) and then down to the banks of the Shetucket River. Along the way we will discuss how water makes its way through the preserve, how it can be impacted along its route, and ways that prior water quality concerns here have been addressed. Registration required, email nick@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300. Hosted by The Last Green Valley.
June 6, 8:30 pm: Night Sky Adventures – Moon Shadow 
Hopeville State Park, Griswold, CT
There is a curious phenomenon that occurs once a month on the surface of the moon. In two separate locations at the same time and by a quirk of craters and the sun’s light there appears an X and a V on the moon. Join us as we concentrate on the Moon this spring and hope to get a glimpse of these and other interesting features. The vast majority of planets are morning “stars,” so we’ll look at the Moon and some deep sky objects. Be sure to dress for the weather. If you have a telescope bring it and join the hunt. Hosted by McLean Reasearch and The Last Green Valley Night Sky Rangers

June 30: Tastes of The Valley THIRSTdays at Preston Ridge Vineyard in Preston CT.

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