Time: 1:00 - 2:00ish pm
Place: Register to learn location, Lyme CT
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This walk has been cancelled due to winter conditions. We will reschedule.
Join retired DEEP forester Emery Gluck for a talk and walk to a rare stand of pitch pine on the ledges above Selden Creek. Pitch pine, also known as candlewood, was once a common tree on the Connecticut landscape. It provided torches for early settlers (hence the name Candlewood), as well as lumber, tar, and turpentine; and is host to rare wildlife. Now, because of loss of habitat, it is a very uncommon sight. On the site we will visit, pitch pine thrives because of human intervention. Emery Gluck will explain how human forest management promotes the survival of trees like pitch pine.
We will walk ½ mile off-trail, partly on private land, to get to the site with a breathtaking overlook of Selden Creek and the CT River, on the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Bring your own water.
Sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust and Town of Lyme.
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