Traprock Field Trip with Peter LeTourneau
Dr. Peter M. LeTourneau recently published The Traprock Landscapes of New England: Environment, History, and Culture with fantastic photographs by Robert Pagini. This book tells the story of the hard rock ridges that form the backbone that runs through the center of our state, their geology, ecology, and human history beginning 200 million years ago to the present crisis to preserve the rocks and the unique plants and animals that exist only in the crags and talus of this ancient place. Beautifully illustrated with Bob Pagini’s photos, you have an intimate portrait of this place of solitude and majesty that lies only a short distance from some of the most densely populated areas in the country.
On April 29, 2017, Mattabeseck with the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Jonah Center for Earth and Art are fortunate to be able to offer a special trip to many of the sites discussed in the book. We will meet at CFPA at 16 Meriden Road (Route 66) in Middlefield at 9 a.m. and end @2 p.m. Bring lunch. We will carpool to:
- Stop 1: Black Pond state boat launch, Middlefield
- Stop 2: Guifridda Park, Meriden
- Stop 3: East Peak, West Peak
There is no fee, but please email Alison Guinness at firstname.lastname@example.org to register so that we have an idea of the number of participants.
Participants should come dressed in layers for variable weather, conditions will vary between warm and sunny in lower/sheltered spots to windy/chilly on summits, depending on the weather. Please pack a lunch, snacks, and water. Sunscreen and/or bug spray may be required depending on weather and temps. Feel free to bring binoculars, field guides, and/or a camera.