July 2, 2022

Vernal Pool Walk at Bushy Hill Sunday 27 March

Essex Land Trust will be organizing a family vernal pool walk on Sunday 27 March at 1 p.m. at the Bushy Hill Nature Center

Explore the magic of early spring vernal pools at the 700-acre Bushy Hill Nature Center preserve with Director ErikBecker. Families are invited to use nets and other tools to identify flora and fauna. Roast marshmallows over the fire after the walk, which will last about 1-1/2 hours.

Erik Becker the Bushy Hill Nature Center Director has worked at Bushy Hill since 1999. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in “Earth Living Education and Therapy.” He has been learning and teaching “woodsy” skills since the early 90’s.  In addition to his teaching, Erik coaches football at Hand High School and works for Madison Youth & Family Services.

This is an Essex Great Outdoor Pursuit event and is supported by a grant from The Rockfall Foundation, Middletown, Connecticut. Park at Bushy Hill Nature Center (at the Incarnation Center). Rain or shine. For more information about the event please contact Peggy Tuttle at 860-767-7916 or e-mail peggytuttle@gmail.com.