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Tails, Trails & Tales Hike Comes To Randall's Farm Preserve In Easton

Milan Bull, the Connecticut Audubon Society’s senior director of science and conservation with his dog, Edge.
Milan Bull, the Connecticut Audubon Society’s senior director of science and conservation with his dog, Edge. Photo Credit: Contributed by Donald Hyman

EASTON, Conn. -- Aspetuck Land Trust is repeating its “Tails, Trails & Tales” program, a 2-mile hike and conversation focused on finding a sustainable balance for off-leash dog walking and environmental protection on conserved land.

The hike, open to a maximum of 25 people, is set for Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. in the land trust’s Randall’s Farm Preserve on Sport Hill Road in Easton, one mile north of Silverman’s Farm. The rain date is Sunday, May 18, at 10 a.m.  The event will be led by conservation biologist Milan Bull, his dog, Edge, and 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 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 and to avoid chaos, hikers are asked not to bring dogs 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 www.aspetucklandtrust.org/view/17016 .

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. ALT preserves provide passive recreation and educational opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy nature, while preserving the flora and fauna and rural characteristics of local communities.

For more information visit www.aspetucklandtrust.org

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