Granby Land Trust explores Wilhelm Farm woodlands

Granby Land Trust members Ann Wilhelm and Bill Bentley graciously invited the Granby Land Trust to join them and DEEP forester David Beers for a walk at Wilhelm Farm on Nov. 14. Providing food for the Wilhelm family from 1936 to 1990, the farm has now switched its emphasis to a managed forest that provides timber, songbird, deer, and small mammal habitat, and most important in this time of climate change, carbon sequestration and storage.

Friends of Holcomb Farm

With the footbridge over the Salmon Brook washed out by Hurricane Ida, the Holcomb Farm trails to the east of Simsbury Road are suddenly getting much more traffic. The good news is that there is so much to see up there: the Holcomb Tree Trail, the new interpretive signs and the gorgeous views.

Granby Land Trust holds Annual Meeting

Named in memory of Olof Stevenson, who served as the caretaker on the Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve for more than 50 years when it was privately owned, the new Olof Stevenson Award celebrates exemplary stewardship work by a member(s) of the Granby Land Trust.

Getting dirty for a good cause

About 20 Granby Land Trust members spent a Saturday morning in late October working to clean up the trails on the GLT’s Godard Preserve with its trail head located off Donahue Road in North Granby.

What’s for Supper?

This month I am sharing a recipe that my good friend Jen made for me recently. It is very easy to make and is the ultimate comfort food as it has BACON in it! The recipe is from the Pioneer Woman, and as usual I made some modifications which I note in parenthesis below.

Planting with a view

Friends of Holcomb Farm volunteers Walter Ford, Jack Lareau and Nicole Cloutier participated in a tree planting day on the Holcomb Tree Trail in October.

Making the Tree Trail more inviting to pollinators

The morning of Oct. 9 found a few members of the Holcomb Farm Tree Trail group planting milkweed and Joe-Pye weed on the wood-chipped bank on the left close to the entrance off Day Street. After thorough weeding, the group inserted 180 seedlings into the bank, compliments of David Desiderato and grown in one of Farmer Joe O’Grady’s greenhouses.