Upcoming Events

February Events:

February 2019

  • Sunday February 3rd,  1:30-3:45 p.m. FALPS 2nd  Annual Pre-Superbowl group hike with Ralph Scarpino Meet at Matthies Grove Picnic Area, East River Road, Pleasant Valley, CT. – approximately 2.5 miles loop
  • Sunday February 17th, 1- 2:30 p.m. Winter Tree Identification with Master Naturalist, Lynn Kochiss Meet at Barkhamsted Highway Garage Community Room, 33 New Hartford Road (Rte. 44) Barkhamsted, CT.
  • Sunday February 24 1 – 2:30pm. Native Vegetation Plantings for  Wildlife with DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Peter Picone Meet at Barkhamsted Highway Garage Community Room, 33 New Hartford Road (Rte. 44) Barkhamsted, CT.

March 2019

  • Saturday March 2nd 1–2pm. Learn about Bluebirds and monitoring Bluebird boxes with Master Wildlife Conservationist Fred Lowman ● Meet at the Barkhamsted Highway Garage Community Room, Rte. 44, Barkhamsted, CT.   FALPS can use help to monitor the nesting boxes we have on the State Forests.
  • Sunday March 17th 1-3 p.m. FALPS 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day hike with Paul“Hart to Hart”land Meet at 2 School Street, Riverton FALPS group hike to the historic mill site and along the Farmington River within American Legion State Forest, Hartland, CT.
  • Sunday March 31st  1-3 p.m. ● “Vernal Pools” with Winding Trails Naturalist, Judy Witzke Meet at Barkhamsted Highway Garage Community Room, Rte. 44, Barkhamsted, CT.  then parking over at the Whittemore Grove Picnic Area for field visit

November Events:

  • Sunday, November 4th, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Nature Narratives, storytelling with Mat Jobin, Reach Your Summit.
    Meet at Matthies Grove Pavilion, Peoples State Forest, East River Road, Barkhamsted.
  • Sunday, November 18th, 1-3:30 p.m.
    Barkhamsted Recreation Department/Farmington River Steward / FALPS 4th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Hike. 
    Meet at Barkhamsted Lighthouse trailhead parking area along East River Road. Please RSVP by Friday, November 9 to Donna Bastrzycki – barkhamstedrec@barkhamsted.us

December Events:

  • Saturday December 8th, 1–3 p.m.
    Christmas in Riverton FALPS walking stick crafting activity. Meet at old Hitchcock Factory, 2 School Street, Riverton. http://rivertonct.com/Events/Christmas.aspx
  • Saturday December 15th, 1–3:00 p.m.
    FALPS Pine Cone Ornament Craft and Holiday Nature Gift Wrapping
    Meet Barkhamsted Community Room – Barkhamsted Highway Garage, Rte. 44.

Past Events

  • Hawk Watch with John Weeks
  • Friday Night at the Pavilion
  • FALPS 4th Annual Meeting
  • “S’mores, Meteors and Tales”–About 10 hardy, adventurous souls turned out for our event, S’mores, Meteors and Tales, last night, Saturday, August 11th. What a blast we had learning about meteors, swapping stories and eating s’mores! Meteors, no doubt, were up there in the sky streaking by, but blocked by clouds. Thanks to Shaw from, “The Lakeville Journal” for stopping by!
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