Our Upcoming Events
Almost all Trust programs are free of charge; however, we welcome your donation so we can continue bringing you great outdoor and conservation activities and events.
June 1, 2019
All Day: Why I Walk the Land Photo Contest
Do you walk the trails at Joshua’s Trust? We want to see what makes you go out and walk our trails! Enter our photo contest with photos of why you walk the land. To enter, simply hashtag #JTphotocontest2019 on Facebook or Instagram along with a title for your photo. Entries will be accepted from June 1st - July 15th. Winners will receive a Joshua’s Trust baseball cap and their photo featured on Joshua’s Trust’s website home pages. For a full list of rules, click here..
June 30, 2019
Hubbard Sanctuary 8:00 am: Birds through Eyes and Ears
Join birder Ann Lewis for a walk looking at "Grassland Bird Habitat" as well as learning to identify common bird calls. Easy; kid-friendly; no dogs. Bring binoculars; dress appropriately. Limited to 15 participants - please sign up at [email protected] joshuastrust.org
July 7, 2019
Atwood Farm 8:30 am: Plein Air Painters
Grab your easel, canvas and paints and join other artists in the region at the Atwood Farm on Sunday morning, July 7. Inspire and be inspired as you explore your inner Monet along with well-known artist Shauna Shane.
July 11, 2019
Kay's Meadow 6:00 pm: Yoga in Nature
Join Mia Mitoma of Fitch House for a yoga practice in nature. Park at the Community Parking Lot on Storrs Road in front of the church and walk up to the Fitch House driveway. We will take a 10 minute walk up to Kay's Meadow together for an all-levels practice before walking back. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Recommended $16 donation to Joshua's Trust.
September 7, 2019
Whetten Woods All Day: Whetten Woods Walk with Robert Thorson
Meet at the Hope Lutheran parking lot. Join geologist and naturalist Robert Thorson on a walk discovering the magic in nature. Easy; kid-friendly; no dogs. Rain cancels. Join the picnic at the Mansfield Farmer's Market afterwards!
September 14, 2019
10:00 am: Bugs and Birds
Join master naturalist Deb Field and an entomologist as we hunt for fall insects and birds along the Willimantic River and Ten Mile River. Easy (can be wet in some areas); kid-friendly; no dogs. Bring binoculars; dress appropriately. Rain cancels. Limited to 15 participants - please sign up at [email protected]
September 21, 2019
12:00 pm: Mansfield Celebrates
October 5, 2019
Tobbiassen Forest 10:00 am: Talking to Trees
Join master naturalist Deb Field as we explore this varied forest habitat. Moderate difficulty; kids over 12; no dogs. Dress appropriately - suggest sturdy shoes. Hard rain cancels. Limited to 15 participants - please sign up [email protected]
October 6, 2019
Allanach-Wolf Preserve 12:00 pm: Concert at the Pond
Bring a picnic, your family and friends, and enjoy choral music at Allanach-Wolf, presented by a local choral group. After, enjoy the trails or simply soak in the atmosphere of the this beautiful preserve.
October 19, 2019
Atwood Farm 2:00 pm: Cider Pressing at Atwood
Bring the kids and come enjoy the cider as your great-grandparents and grandparents did, and watch and help with the pressing of the apples. After, enjoy self-guided tours of the farm out-buildings and the orchard. Rain or shine.
October 20, 2019
Josias Byles Sanctuary 10:00 am: Walk at Byles with Historian Marian Mathews
Join local historian Marian Mathews on a walk to learn about the natural and human history of this area. Enjoy refreshments after at the Henrietta House B&B. Moderate difficulty; kids welcome; dogs on leash. Hard rain cancels. Limited to 15 participants - please sign up at [email protected]
November 9, 2019
Pappenheimer Preserve 10:00 am: Walk at Pappenheimer
Join master naturalist Deb Field as we explore this 2nd growth forested area and learn about what happens when forests are cut. Moderate difficulty; kids over 12; no dogs; dress appropriately - there may be some wet areas. Hard rain cancels. Limited to 15 participants - please sign up at [email protected]
November 29, 2019
Utley Hill Preserve 9:30 am: Turkey Walk
Join naturalist Ann Dunnack exploring the mill sites and natural habitats of various animals on this post-Thanksgiving walk. Moderate difficulty; kid-friendly; dogs on leash; dress appropriately. Hard rain cancels. Limited to 15 participants - please sign up at [email protected]