Easton's Aspetuck Tract Hosts Hike, Conservation Talk

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Aspetuck Land Trust will repeat its Tails, Trails & Tales hike on Saturday, May 17.
Aspetuck Land Trust will repeat its Tails, Trails & Tales hike on Saturday, May 17. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTON, Conn. -- Due to popular demand, Aspetuck Land Trust announced it is repeating its Tails, Trails & Tales hike, a roughly 2-mile hike and conversation focused on finding a sustainable balance for off-leash dog walking and environmental protection on conserved land on Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m.

The hike, open to a maximum of 25 people, will be held in the land trust’s Randall’s Farm Preserve on Sport Hill Road, one mile north of Silverman’s Farm. The rain date is Sunday, May 18, at 10 a.m.

The event is led by the trio of conservation biologist Milan Bull, his dog, Edge, and noted dog trainer Jason Hoffman.

Bull, the Connecticut Audubon Society’s senior director of science and conservation, together with Hoffman, owner of 203 Pet Care, will discuss what dogs sense on a hike in the woods; what biologists observe; how seemingly small events can have very significant environment consequences; and what the best strategies are for having a good time with your dog while hiking Aspetuck Land Trust preserves.

At the request of hike leaders, do not bring your dog to this demonstration and education event. The free event is open to the first 25 people who reserve their place by sending an email to dbrant@aspetucklandtrust.org

Ranging from bird-watching to natural history to vernal pool study to local geology and many other subjects, Aspetuck Land Trust offers a variety of guided hikes both for adults and kids each month plus special events for members only. For a full list of all hikes visit the Aspetuck Land Trust website.

Aspetuck Land Trust is a local nonprofit land conservation organization founded in 1966 to preserve open space in the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton.

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