P.O. Box 2133, Salem, CT 06420 Lschroeder@snet.net 860-859-3520


2020 Salem Land Trust Events

Full Moon Owl Prowl

Walden Preserve

Sunday evening, March 8, 2020; 7:00P.M.

Perhaps no other group of birds harbors as much mystery and intrigue as Owls.  As we’re heading to sleep, they are just starting their day.  These nocturnal hunters are perfectly adapted to life in darkness, from their silent flight to their unique eyes and ears.  Join us at Walden Preserve as we search for their incredible birds, and learn about what makes them such perfect nighttime fliers.  Bring a headlamp or flashlight (preferably one with a red light setting) and binoculars, and bundle up! Info: 860-859-3520.

Directions to Walden Preserve: From Salem Roundabout, take Rt. 85 N., in 1/2 mi. turn L onto Hagen Rd.  Parking lot 200′ on R.


Remember Earth Day !
Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Amphibians at Walden Preserve is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

 Friday evening, April 24, 5:30 PM.



Spring Birds of Salem

Saturday May 9, 7:30 A.M., The Mumford Farm

Please join David Bingham for the Annual Salem Spring Bird Count.  The birds that nest in Salem will have returned and all Salem residents and friends are invited to come and enjoy a wonderful walk with nature at its most colorful. Please park at the Mumford House, #3 White Birch Rd., and call 859-3520 for information. Rain Date May 10th.


 Connecticut & National Trails Day

GRAND OPENING of SLT’s “Woodland Warbler Preserve!” 

Saturday, June 6, 9:00 AM, 340 West Rd., Salem, CT

Everyone is invited to join David Bingham as he leads hikers along old logging roads that crisscross 277 acres on West Rd.  In early June we will likely see and hear interior forest birds such as Cerulean Warblers as well as other wildlife and spring flora. The property is made up of 3 parcels that were purchased by SLT on September 26, 2019, with the generous help of many Salem residents, and a 4th parcel that was donated to SLT in December 2018.  Total Distance, 2.5 mi.; Hiking boots suggested, please remember to bring your own water.

Meeting Place: 340 West Rd., Salem, CT.  Unpaved, rough road leads to Parking area at the interior of the property.  Limited parking, please car pool.  Call 860-859-3520 for more information, and to accept invitation. Rain date Sunday, June 7.


Butterfly Walk at Walden Preserve 

Sunday, July 7, 9:30 AM.

Rich Chyinski will show hikers the amazing varieties of butterflies that live and migrate through the Walden Preserve.  These Butterfly Walks are very popular with children.  Rich has a technique that allows him to safely “catch” these delicate creatures; keep them in hand for the children (and adults!) to study, and then let them fly free. Call 860-859-3520 for more information.



 Salem Land Trust Annual Meeting

Presentation and date TBA

October 2020 7:00 p.m., Salem Town Hall, Salem

All invited! – Refreshments served