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The Westport Land Conservation Trust is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to land conservation.

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What is Happening to the Great Beech Tree?

What is Happening to the Great Beech Tree?

Note from Nate McCullin, Land Stewardship and Outreach Manager The American Beech (Fagus grandiflora) has long since been a staple of the hardwood forests of New England. Growing up to 100’ feet tall it is hard to miss with its silvery gray bark rippling up and down...

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MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE

Greg Stone, WLCT's Volunteer Photographer, led two in person events at Westport Woods and imparted a great deal of his extensive photography knowledge. Throughout the sessions, we learned skills and techniques to improve subject placement, focus, and depth of field....

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Native Grasses found in meadows at Westport Woods

Native Grasses found in meadows at Westport Woods

A meadow is an area of open land, dominated by grasses and flowering plants, but nearly empty of woody vegetation such as trees or shrubs. There are many advantages to planting native grasses. A wild field of meadow grasses can provide food and cover for...

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Full Moon Exploration

Full Moon Exploration

Join WLCT staff as we do a full moon walk and discuss all the lively activity that happens in our backyards while we sleep. We will listen closely to identify animal and bird sounds and identify plants that behave differently at night. The next full moon will occur on...

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Halloween Happening

Halloween Happening

You will have a "spooktacular" time at our Halloween Happening event! On Sunday, 10/23 come to Westport Woods dressed up in a costume and enjoy walking our trick-or-treat trail where people in family friendly costumes will hand out candy and treats! We will also have...

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Transitional Ecosystems Walk

Transitional Ecosystems Walk

Come join Westport Land Trusts Nate McCullin on a guided walk at Westport Woods and get insight into the ecosystems being crafted and managed on the property.  With over 80 acres to explore there are a few distinct plant communities to observe.  From wetlands to...

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