The Middlesex Land Trust hosted its Annual Meeting at the Signature Palmer Taylor Preserve and had a wonderful turn out in spite of the light rain and mildly cool weather. About 30 hearty members turned out to participate in a short business meeting to elect two new board members and celebrate the Land Trust’s 27th Anniversary. Steve Gephard, a nationally known fisheries biologist who works for our own Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection gave a fascinating talk about the internationally recognized Connecticut River Estuary and the important habitat it provides for many species of birds and fish that it supports.

A walk on the newly reworked trails of Palmer Taylor Preserve was held though few took advantage due to the wet terrain. The hard work by the Stewardship Committee Trail Crews, however, was clearly evident all around the event. Most people attending preferred to join in conversation and refreshments at the Historic Erinmore Barn located at the Trail Head.

A great time was had by all.