Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day

April 22 represents Earth Day 2017

Image credit:  Quinebaug Valley Comm. College

What can you do?  

This list is a start but the possibilities are endless:

  • utilize reusable water bottles
  • recycle (plastics, paper based items, cans, glass, metals, etc.)
  • plant a tree
  • prepare meals with locally sourced ingredients
  • plant a vegetable garden
  • clean up trash in your neighborhood
  • ride your bike or walk instead of driving
  • plant wildflowers which attract bees and butterflies
  • compost your coffee grounds, eggshells and produce remnants
  • bring reusable bags to the store with you
  • sell or donate items you no longer want
  • make an effort to conserve water and electricity

Image credit:  Quinebaug Valley Comm. College

Clippers and Loppers

Good morning SCT friends, 

We hope to see some of you today at 9 a.m. at Elinor's Woods, 47 Ploughed Neck Rd. for a spring work party. Just think how much nicer it will be not having vines grabbing at you when you walk the trail. 

Don't forget: 

  • tick protection 
  • water bottle 
  • clippers, loppers, etc.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hello my name is Possum

Read on for some interesting facts that most of us are not aware of ...

Source:  Possum Awareness & Advocacy Facebook Page

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pink Moon

Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, however you choose to call it, is happening tonight, Tuesday, April 11. You’ll have to put on your rose colored glasses if you want to see this moon in pink though. This full moon, the first one of spring, gets its pink name because it generally coincides with the blooming of ground phlox, a flowering plant that is also known as moss pink.

Moonrise is at 7:51.  Go out and enjoy.

Phlox subulata or moss pink.

Sandwich Conservation Trust Work Party

The Trustees of The Sandwich Conservation Trust are planning to conduct a Spring Work Party to tidy up and improve at least two of our conservation sites and some of their walking trails on Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m.   We need volunteer help.  We will meet at entrance to Elinor’s Woods, 49 Ploughed Neck Road, East Sandwich.

Most of the work consists of cutting back grass and brambles overgrowing the trail’s edges.  It’s basically woodland management and path work. The ground is damp and uneven in places.  Working out in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and sturdy shoes, that can afford to get muddy, are necessary. Tick prevention is also necessary.

Unfortunately the Trust does not have any of the necessary tools for this project and we are asking, if you can volunteer, to also please bring your own tools.  We suggest hand equipment such as gloves, pruning shears, pruning saws and loppers.  

Bring a full water bottle.  We will have water jugs on hand for refills.

Please contact for additional information.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017