Upcoming Events

September 2020

Annual MeetingOur annual membership meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 1:00 pm.
We will be meeting at the pavilion in Matthies Grove at Peoples State Forest- main entrance to the picnic area on East River Road. Please bring a chair and mask. After the business meeting we will get a close up tour of the pollinator garden.

October 2020

Sunday, October 18 at 1:00 pm.
Prize winning landscape artist Deborah Leonard will walk with us through the forest and discuss various landscape settings to paint. This will be a fun and educational tour! If you want, bring a sketch pad, Deborah will provide pointers to help you on your sketching fun. Meeting location to be announced but save the date! Please bring a mask. Free and open to all.

Saturday, October 24, 9:00 – noon
Foliage hike. We will be meeting at the Beaver Brook Recreation Area on Beaver Brook Road and taking a 3 mile loop hike past the beautiful overlooks and scenic vista at the Gothic window. Easy to moderate hiking. From East River Road follow Greenwoods Road to the junction of Beaver Brook Road. Follow Beaver Brook Rd approximately .6 miles. Bring water, snacks. Bring a mask. Free and open to all.

FALPS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

To be announced.

Past Events

  • Myths and Legends – Sky Stories from Various Cultures – A presentation by the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club
  • How to Coexist with Bears in our Midst: The Facts, the Myths, the Reality
  • Maple Sugaring: Keeping it Real in New England
  • Signs in the Forest
  • Pre-Super Bowl Hike
  • Mat Jobin of “Reach Your Summit” guide service – Hike
  • First Day Hike
  • Booth at the Riverton Fair
  • Erik Landgraf and poet David Leff hike through Peoples State Forest
  • Annual Before Thanksgiving Holiday Hike
  • Make your own walking sticks with decorations to go with them
  • Friday Night at the Pavilion Civilian Conservation Corps & Youth Conservation Corps program
  • Full Moon Night Hike 
  • Group hike with Jim Starble
  • Nature Photography Workshop with Paul Edwards
  • “Learn to Bird” hike with John Weeks
  • “Vernal Pools” with James Arrigoni
  • Hike and Explore the forest from “Off the Beaten Trails” 
  • Wildflower Walk with Erik Landgraf
  • 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! FALPS Friday Night at the Pavilion Civilian Conservation Corps & Youth Conservation Corps program,
  • FALPS Full Moon Night Hike 
  • Group Hike with Jim Starble
  • Nature Photography Workshop with Paul Edwards
  • “Learn to Bird” Hike with John Weeks
  • “Vernal Pools” with James Arrigoni
  • Hike and Explore the Forest from “Off the Beaten Trails” 
  • Wildflower Walk with Erik Landgraf
  • 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!