The Darien Land Trust permanently preserves and restores open space, providing the community with environmentally rich habitats, scenic vistas, opportunities for educational experiences and the quiet enjoyment of nature.
The Darien Land Trust now owns or has conservation easements over more than 200 acres in Darien. We have permanently protected diverse natural environments such as wetlands along the Five Mile River, tidal salt marshes at Holly Pond and Scott’s Cove, upland forests in Dunlap Woods, and meadow habitat at Mather Meadows, Fox Run, and Brendans Meadow.
Volunteers are vital to the success of the Darien Land Trust, from serving on our board of directors to land protection, habitat restoration, office support, and organization. Whatever your skill, knowledge, or interest, there's a place you can make a difference. Read More
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Darien Library.
Bats control mosquitoes, disperse seeds, pollinate flowers, and a few have extreme feeding specializations such as carnivory, fish-eating, and even blood-feeding (yes, there are Vampire Bats!) If you think bats are hateful little creatures of the night, come along and be prepared to view them as charismatic microfauna. Don Wilson will review all aspects of bat biology and allow time for your questions.
Monday, February 5, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Darien Library.
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.