Land trust annual meeting: A look at birds and their habitats

Well-known area birder Frank Gallo will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Wilton Land Conservation Trust on Thursday evening, Feb. 19, at 8, in the Rimer Room of  Wilton Library. Land trust members and the public are invited. There is no registration or fee. After a brief business meeting, Mr. Gallo will speak on birds in their Connecticut habitats.

Mr. Gallo is associate director of the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point. His talk will focus on our area of Connecticut and describe ideal land management techniques for backyard habitats for various bird species.

Now in its 51st year, the Wilton Land Conservation Trust protects more than 800 acres of open space via property ownership and conservation easement, and has 350 supporting members in the Wilton community. The latest addition to its property list is the 39-acre Keiser Preserve on Seeley and Cannon Roads on which the land trust and the Town of Wilton own a joint conservation easement.

Questions about the event may be directed to Bruce Beebe, land trust president, at 203-834-5066.