Caring for our World here at Home








Click on any event title or image for more information.

Uninvited Invasives by Jane Seymour, a Garden Club co-sponsored event

Essex Town Hall 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Invasive species pose a major threat to wildlife, our environment, and the economy. Join our presenter, Jane Seymour, to learn about some of the more common invasive species in our area, their impact, how they got here, and how to control them. Jane Seymour is a wildlife biologist for the CT DEEP Wildlife Division. She […]


Introduction to the Essex Land Trust – Jeff Croyle & Land Trust Stewards

Ivoryton Library 106 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

Want to learn more about the Essex Land Trust and its role in the community? Jeff Croyle is the land trust’s Vice President, Chair of the Nominating Committee and manages our volunteer community. He is also the steward of Windswept Ridge. Jeff will provide an overview of the ELT’s mission and accomplishments, it’s 2022 calendar of […]


Good Plant/Bad Plant? Untangling the way we regard our local vegetation

The Preserve Ingham Hill Road, Essex, CT

Naturalist Judy Preston will lead a hike in The Preserve.which will be a leisurely walk to identify and better understand the difference between native, non-native, invasive and naturalized plants. The threats are real, and so are the challenges to addressing them. But even the “solutions” can be problematic. We will begin the discussion, but beware: […]


Essex Land Trust Annual Meeting

Essex Meadows 30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT

Join us for the Essex Land Trust's 53rd Annual Meeting.  A cocktail reception with light food will kick off at 5:30 and will be followed by an annual business review. Tickets ($30) for the cocktail buffet will be available at the door. Business meeting and presentation is open to all. Non-members welcome.   For more […]

Tree Identification Hike with Bob Kuchta

Canfield-Meadow Woods Book Hill Woods Road, Essex, CT

Join former Madison Tree Warden Bob Kuchta for an informational and entertaining tree identification hike in Canfield Woods Bob will teach you how to identify the trees that are common in Essex and describe their natural history and human uses. Fun for all ages. Easy to moderate walking. Rain cancels.   For more information email: […]


Annual Picnic and BYO Concert at Essex Main Street Park

Main Street Park 12 Main Street, Essex, CT

The Essex Land Trust is hosting a live music concert featuring Melaena, a band that has been built on a foundation of musicianship, showmanship and professionalism mixed with raw talent. The event is intended as a BYO picnic and concert. Bring chairs, blankets. Relax or Dance! Melaena is a 6-piece cover band based out of […]