Jan. 19 program details state’s geological past

Have you ever wondered what Connecticut was like millions of years ago?

Well, 450 to 250 million years ago, it was located off the coast of Africa. It was the center of the world, with mountains higher than the Himalayas. 

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Margery Winters will present "Connecticut’s Story." The virtual program, sponsored by the Berlin Land Trust, will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Winters, president of the Simsbury Land Trust, will discuss what the rocks around us can teach us about Connecticut’s geological past. She will also explain how the past affects the state today. Register for the talk at berlinpeck.org/events.

This program is the first of four the Berlin Land Trust has scheduled for early 2022. The presentations are hosted by Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

Berlin Land Trust currently protects more than 400 acres of land. This includes 157 acres on Lamentation Mountain, which is part of a series of traprock ridges extending from New Haven to southern Vermont. Soils are rich in calcium and other minerals. These ridges contain basalt rock and support a wide variety of microclimates due to variations in elevation and exposure to the sun. The result is a bountiful living space for multiple species of plants and animals.

Help preserve this important ecosystem by becoming a member of the Berlin Land Trust. Visit berlinlandtrust.org. 

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