"The marsh, to him who enters it in a receptive mood, holds, besides mosquitoes and stagnation, melody, the mystery of unknown waters, and the sweetness of Nature undisturbed by man."

~ Charles William Beebe (1877-1962),
Log of the Sun, 1906 

The TLT has initiated a series of guided nature walks, beginning this past fall.

The first, a Full Moon Walk, took place in November, 2010. Because it was so successful, another – an Evening Walk in the Woods – happened in February. A Dawn Stroll Patrol was held at the end of March and A Vernal Pool Walkabout was held in April. 

“Enjoyed walking in the woods under a full moon; listening to owl calls; heard some coyotes; watched the sun rise from atop High Rock; viewed some early rising birds; saw a small herd of deer cross our path.”

Sometimes it's cold, sometimes dark and misty, but always magical.Our knowledgeable volunteer guides are Wayne Browning, Chris Clarendon, Garry Plunkett, and Jim Spears.

On April 21st, eleven visitors joined Jim Spears to explore thevernal pool at Pardon Gray Preserve. Upon arrival, there was total silence, but gradually the spring peepers began their ritual chirping until there was an entire chorus.  Jim used a portable speaker system to play the songs of the spring peeper, wood frog, and grey tree frog while displaying photos of the different species. He discussed the difference in the breeding cycles and the importance of a vernal pools in the life cycle of amphibians.