Sunday, Sept. 30
The Big Paint—Plein Air Painting and Walking Tour, in partnership with the Granby Artists Association at Lost Acres Orchard, 130 Lost Acres Road, North Granby. Artists arrive at 8 a.m. and visitors invited from 9 a.m. to noon.
Come see artists at work as they paint en plein air. Many of the works created at this event will be entered in the Granby Land Trust Art Show, Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty, running Nov. 1 to Dec. 2 at Lost Acres Vineyard.
A complimentary continental breakfast will be available for GLT guests. In addition, the orchard serves a full breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on the porch, as well as grab-and-go lunches which guests are welcome to eat on the porch or to bring a blanket and have a picnic out in the orchard. Lunches are available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Granby Land Trust Annual Meeting at the Seth and Lucy Holcombe Preserve, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a guided walk on the trails of the beautiful Seth and Lucy Holcombe Preserve, followed by the annual meeting. For details, please visit GranbyLandTrust.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Bobcats in Connecticut, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Granby Public Library Main Branch.
The land trust partners with the library to host Bobcats in Connecticut, presented by Ginny Apple, Master Wildlife Conservationist. Connecticut’s dwindling bobcat population was facing extirpation until 1972 when unregulated exploitation was halted and the bobcat was reclassified as a protected furbearer with no hunting or trapping seasons. The bobcat population has since recovered due to improving forest habitat conditions and legal protections. Learn more about their life history, preferred habitat, and what to do if you are lucky enough to see one.
Sunday, Oct. 21
Harvest of Field and Stream, 2 – 3 p.m. at Frederick H. Cossitt Branch of Granby Public Library.
What did it take for our 18th century ancestors to catch a brown trout or rid their fields of varmints? European settlers followed in the footsteps of the indigenous peoples of New England and altered their landscape through agricultural practices. Hear about those changes and how they affected New England’s flora and fauna then and to this day. Talk includes 18th century fowling piece, all its accouterments, hand- forged animal traps, hide boards, and handmade fishing gear, including linen line. The land trust is pleased to partner with the library to host this program, presented by Dennis D. Picard, Living History Educator and Museum Professional.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Opening Night Reception for GLT Juried Art Show, Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty. Held at Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, 5 – 8 p.m.
Don’t miss this celebration of art, nature, community and talent. The Opening Night Reception is a fun and exciting night out, with nearly $5,000 in prizes awarded to deserving artists, a tempting selection of delicious appetizers from Katering by Karen, and a glass of wine compliments of Lost Acres Vineyard.
Thursday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Dec. 2
GLT Juried Art Show, Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty. Held at Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby.
The land trust, in partnership with the Granby Artists Association, will present its 13th annual juried art show featuring original work (painted, drawn, photographed or 3-D) that highlights the natural beauty of New England. All art is available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Granby Land Trust and the preservation of Granby’s natural beauty.
Thursday, Nov. 15
Art Talk, 7 – 9 p.m. at Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby.
All are invited to join the GLT and the Granby Artists Association for an interactive art talk. Area artists will discuss the artistic process and methods they use to create their art. The discussion will be led by Laura Eden and Bill Simpson, with input from some of the artists who enter their works in the art show on display through Dec. 2. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Saturday, Dec. 22
Cold Moon Hike, commencing promptly at 3:30 p.m. Meet at Emery Farm.
This is a moderately strenuous hike to watch the full moon rise from atop Crag Mountain, then descend to Emery Farm for refreshments. The hike is led by GLT board member Dave Emery and GLT property steward Jenny Emery and will proceed from the land trust’s Seth and Lucy Holcombe Preserve on Silver Street to the top of Crag Mountain for a 4:37 p.m. moonrise, then down to Emery Farm on Loomis Street. We will park at Emery Farm, be shuttled to the Holcombe Preserve, and end at Emery Farm for refreshments and holiday cheer. The Emerys are very good friends to the Land Trust and a portion of Emery Farm is preserved forever through a GLT conservation easement. No dogs, please. Headlamps encouraged. Registration is required; register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.