Upcoming Events

April 2019

  • Sunday April 7th, 2 – 4 p.m. – “Vernal Pools” with James Arrigoni (Part 2) Meet at the Barkhamsted Highway Garage Community Room, Rte. 44, Barkhamsted, CT. Then parking over at the Whittemore Grove Picnic Area for a field visit.
  • Saturday April 13th, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. – We will Hike and Explore the forest from “Off the Beaten Trails.” Roughly a 6-mile trip exploring the east side of Peoples State Forest. Bring water, snacks/lunch. Meet in Matthies Grove (main entrance to the forest) and we will car pool. Expect some wet walking in spots!
  • Saturday April 27th, 10 a.m. – Noon – FALPS Wildflower Walk with Erik Landgraf. Henry Buck Trail, West River Road, Pleasant Valley, CT.

May 2019

  • Saturday May 4th, 1– 3 p.m. – FALPS Springtime Group hike with Jim Starble. Meet at People State Forest Headquarters, 106 East River Road.
  • Sunday May 5th, 1– 2 p.m.Nature Photography Workshop with Paul Edwards.  Meet at Barkhamsted Highway Garage Community Room, 33 New Hartford Road (Rte. 44) Barkhamsted, CT.
  • Saturday May 18th, 7–10 a.m. “Learn to Bird” hike with John Weeks. Meet at Matthies Grove (main entrance to Peoples State Forest.). A great time of the year to see and learn about local and migratory birds. Bring Binoculars!!!  NOTE the 7:00 am time.

Local Community Events:
Sunday April 28th – Barkhamsted 6th Annual Earth Day Nature Festival.  
12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Matthies Grove Pavilion, Peoples State Forest

Connecticut Native Tree and Shrub Availability List

Past Events

  • Bluebirds and monitoring Bluebird boxes with Master Wildlife Conservationist Fred Lowman
  • FALPS 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day hike with Paul“Hart to Hart”land
  • Native Vegetation Plantings for  Wildlife with DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Peter Picone
  • FALPS 2nd  Annual Pre-Superbowl group hike with Ralph Scarpino
  • Winter Tree Identification with Master Naturalist, Lynn Kochiss
  • FALPS Pine Cone Ornament Craft and Holiday Nature Gift Wrapping
  • Christmas in Riverton FALPS walking stick crafting activity
  • 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!