Learning to love the planet

Falconer Christine Peyreigne of wildlife rehab organization Christine’s Critters showed off Ariel, a broadwing hawk. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

BARKHAMSTED — Despite cool and sometimes gloomy weather on Sunday, April 29, hundreds of people came out for the fifth annual Barkhamsted Earth Day Nature Festival at the pavilion at People’s State Forest.

The free event, organized by the town and the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forest (FALPS), began with a cleanup of the Farmington River by volunteers and members of the Barkhamsted Lions Club.

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