South Hero Land Trust
Happy New Year from South Hero Land Trust!
The New Year is upon us, and the weather finally fits the season! Looking around at the South Hero landscape, we find many joys that the cold weather brings. The blanket of snow covering a hayfield lies in stark contrast to the crimson of an old barn. Animal tracks in Round Pond State Park tell a story that would be lost in warmer months. Sub-zero mists dance in silhouettes above the lake on a cold morning. These small pleasures remind us once again of the reason for our work. In the spirit of the New Year, we would like to thank all of the friends and family whose generous support allow us to protect the farms, forests, and lakeshore that we call home. Best wishes for a joyful and productive 2016!
Get Some Fresh Air in the New Year!
As a new calendar year begins, many of us submit to the all-too-familiar routine: we lament our failures of the year gone past, and then, with hopes high, set a few lofty goals our next spin around the sun. So often, these personal promises fall flat when our busy schedules get in the way. This year, South Hero Land Trust is dedicated to getting outside, and we’re sticking to it! We invite you to join us in spending 2016 in the open air, with our new monthly naturalist series. Each month, we’ll be hitting the trails at one of South Hero’s natural areas and exploring what makes this place special. Have you resolved to spend more time in nature this year? Get more exercise? Learn something new? Here is a great opportunity to do all that, in great company! Learn about winter animals, wetlands, woodlands, wildflowers and more while we discover South Hero through the seasons!
Kick off January at Round Pond State Park
On Saturday, January 9th, we’ll be celebrating 2016 with our first hike of the year at Round Pond State Park. Join us from 10:00 AM to 11:30 for a fun winter walk. Naturalist Chuck Hulse and SHLT staff Katy Lord and Emily Alger will lead us as we explore the vibrant natural communities found at RPSP, learn about the land and the lake, and enjoy each other’s company in the New Year! We’ll bring hot cider! Please dress for conditions!
Round Pond State Park, East Shore Road, South Hero. Please call us for directions.
In case of sub-zero temperatures, we'll postpone.