Dog lovers hike set Saturday for Haskins Preserve
Updated 5:49 am, Tuesday, September 29, 2015
An informational hike for dog lovers is planned Saturday through a local nature preserve managed by the Aspetuck Land Trust.
The hike, starting at 10 a.m., will be at the Caryl and Edna Haskins Preserve on Green Acre Lane, off Compo Road South. Rain date is 10 a.m. Sunday.
The hike, according to land trust publicity will address issues like: “What does your dog see, smell and think about when you take it on a hike in the woods? What risks to the local environment might a conservation biologist see at the same time? How do we accommodate both and continue to enjoy environmentally responsible hiking together with our dogs?”
Participants on the hike, however, are asked not to bring dogs with them.
The Haskins Preserve features meadows, trails, two small ponds, a stream, dams and an assortment of rare trees. Caryl and Edna Haskins, both scientists, authors and philanthropists, left their 22-acre estate to the Aspetuck Land Trust with the stipulation that a portion be sold to generate funds to create a nature preserve in their name.
There is a limit of 15 hikers and to reserve a spot, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.