|Sue Fritz, Co- Chair|
|Ann Lavanway, Co-Chair|
|Jim McCracken, Vice-Chair|
|Bob Pulaski, Treasurer|
|Sue Tallman, Secretary|
Caterpillars are wondrous creatures that keep hidden from everyday view.
They are easily overlooked, but their secret lives are surprising and
Caterpillars are present in tremendous diversity and you will be enchanted by what you
see and learn about these little critters at this acclaimed live-animal
*WHO:* Director Sam Jaffe and his Staff from The Caterpillar Lab
*WHAT:* Come see live displays and watch native caterpillars in action!
You’ll have a chance to witness caterpillars up close eating, shedding,
hatching from eggs,defining themselves. You might even catch other dramatic
events like the emergence of parasitoid wasps and the construction of
intricate cocoons. Almost anything can happen at the display tables!
*WHEN:* Sunday, October 15th from 1 pm – 4 pm -“drop in” when you can.
Stay as long as you want to view live natural exhibits with naturalist
to guide you. (*It’s not unusual for children and adults to stay for an
hour or two).*
*WHERE:* Westshire Elementary School Gym: 744 Rte. 113, West Fairlee, VT
Admission Free – Children & adults of all ages welcome – Refreshments
Proudly sponsored by the West Fairlee and Thetford Conservation Commissions
What Does the Conservation Commission Do?
Our commission is interested in many issues and to better inform our neighbors of our purpose we would like to list some of the most significant and long-lasting work we are or would like to be involved in.
- Promoting the establishment of local conservation funds for land conservation work.
- Being stewards of municipal lands.
- Inventorying the natural and cultural resources in our town so we know what is most important to conserve before it is too late.
- Promoting the local economy of the working landscape.
- Encouraging a land ethic and respect for all living things with whom we share our communities.
- Creating opportunities for townspeople to recreate and celebrate living more closely with the land.
- Participating in local planning, zoning, and developement review.
- Working to prevent or stop polluting activities.
We encourage any Thetford resident who would like to work on these types of projects to contact us or attend our monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, at 7:00PM at the Town Hall.
Meeting minutes are listed at the bottom of this page.
Trail or Other Alteration on Thetford Town Property
Forest Stand and Land Feature Maps:
Wetland Inventory Map (10 MB)
Thetford Wetland Inventory 2011 (3MB)
Ompomp River Corridor Plan 2011 (32MB)
Ompomp RCP_AppendixA 2011
Ompomp RCP_AppendixB 2011 (21 MB)
Ompomp RCP_AppendixC 2011 (14 MB)
“You don’t own the land. The land has come from forever and is going to forever. The house that I own was built over two hundred years ago, and with a little luck will be here well over two hundred years from now. So I’m living in it but I don’t consider it to be precisely mine. I’m simply living there. There’s a certain degree of stewardship in most things.” Howard Mansfield, The Same Ax, Twice