Preston Preserve

Posted By on June 18, 2016

Preston Preserve

1.2 Miles; Preston, CT

Today I joined some members of my garden club and some members of the Avalonia Land Conservancy on a guided walk on this Avalonia property in Preston.

It’s an interesting place… and a massive butterfly haven. Unfortunately, we were just a little too early for the full display, but our intrepid guide, naturalist, author, and blogger Bruce Fellman, showed us what there was to see.

Our Guide in Search of Butterflies

Our Guide in Search of Butterflies

We saw plenty of skippers and spangled fritillaries, but no monarchs.

Vast Field of Milkweed

Vast Field of Milkweed

I can only imagine that in a few weeks this place will be filled with monarch butterflies… at least I hope so. Common milkweed is their preferred food.

Almost in Bloom

Almost in Bloom

Oh, I really need to come back here soon! I’d highly recommend everyone take a quick trip here. It’s not a long trail… maybe a little over a mile, but it’s really an amazing spot. You can find out more about Preston Preserve on the Avalonia Land Conservancy’s website. And while you’re on your computer, check out Bruce Fellman’s blog. He’s a brilliant nature photographer, and a wry chronicler of life in our small corner of Connecticut.

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