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Hike Leo Antonino Preserve, Visit a Wildlife Habitat Restoration

Family-friendly Hike Multiple Activities

Sat. Jun 1

10:00 am

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12:00 pm

1.5 miles

Open Event

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We’ll hike the Leo Antonino Preserve through forested areas, past active brooks, vernal pools, and up a bedrock ridge. There is a go-around for those who want to avoid the scramble up the ridge. We will pass next to erratics deposited by the glaciers and see how the Earth’s crust has been folded and lifted in Connecticut’s geologic history. The hike will end at the parking area if you choose not to explore the habitat restoration.

At about 11:00, we will walk a short way on the preserve from parking to an area of a multi-year project where invasives have been removed to make way for establishment of wildlife habitat. Charlie Boos, an expert in habitat restoration that emphasizes protection of existing beneficial natives and ensuring biodiversity, will be leading this portion of the event. You will see the progression from thickets of autumn olive to “bunny piles” and thriving grasses and native pollinators including a pond that was unreachable until this project. You can join this part of the event if you choose not to participate in the 10:00 hike.

Event Leader(s)

Janet Andersen

(978) 335-3672

andersenj007@comcast.net

Kelly Spotten

k_spotten@yahoo.com

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Meeting Location Details

Leo Antonino Preserve, Antonino Road, Groton CT

Meeting location is at the cul de sac at the southern end of Antonino Rd. There is ample street parking near the cul de sac and trailhead.

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Leashed Dogs Permitted