Category: People

GOSA News Fall 2016

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Edith Fairgrieve

Edith Fairgrieve, a former GOSA director and one of four beloved pioneers of the Groton land conservation movement, passed away on August 4. A memorial service was held in her honor on Sept. 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mystic. Click here for more infomation about Edith’s conservation work with GOSA and…


Life Growing Up on a Farm: A Conversation with Judy Weber, Owner of Avery Farm By Liz Raisbeck

Judy Weber’s Life Growing Up on Avery Farm


GOSA News Fall 2015

GOSA News Fall 2015


Hiking Out of the Classroom: Explorer’s Club Leaves No Child Inside By Syma Ebbin

For an illustrated version of this article go to GOSA News Fall 2014. This story has a serendipitous beginning, storybook ending, and positive outlook for producing future chapters rich in adventure. It began last year during Connecticut Trails Day.  My family and I were hiking Candlewood Ridge, newly acquired GOSA open space, with Sue Sutherland…


In Brief: Robert Askins’ Keynote Speech on Threats to Forests and Birds, by Liz Raisbeck

The highlight of this year’s annual meeting was a talk by Dr. Robert Askins, the Katherine Blunt Professor of Biology at Connecticut College, who is an expert in forests around the globe.  He gave a broad-brush description of the status of northeastern forests through the lens of forest bird species and their habitat needs. A…


Moonscape Transformed at Candlewood Ridge,  by Liz Raisbeck

Last spring’s GOSA news featured a picture of a huge pile of logs and brush being moved out of the future “rabbitat” of the new GOSA Candlewood Ridge preserve.  That area, at the north end of the property, consists of a most unusual six acres of open gravel moraine in the midst of a lush…


Hiking Out of the Classroom: Explorer’s Club Leaves No Child Inside By Syma Ebbin

This story has a serendipitous beginning, storybook ending, and positive outlook for producing future chapters rich in adventure. It began last year during Connecticut Trails Day.  My family and I were hiking Candlewood Ridge, newly acquired GOSA open space, with Sue Sutherland in the lead and a largish assembly of hikers following.  It was a…


Groton group, Pfizer volunteers plant greenway By Lee Howard Publication: The Day Published October 03. 2014

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Connecticut Botanical Society’s Tour of Avery Farm 7.19.14

July 15, 2014   Does a fen habitat interest you? Orchids, sundews, lilies, woodwardias and a few Atlantic white cedars? For a field trip on July 19, Saturday 10:00 AM, Groton, Avery Farm (Weber Farm), join Sigrun Gadwa, Connecticut Botanical Society Plant Ecologist, and Whitney Adams, Jr., GOSA member, when they visit 300 acres in…