Join Us for the 2015 Fall Art Exhibit

Highstead will host an opening reception for the annual Fall Art Exhibit Sunday, September 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. This year’s show is titled Microcosm: Finding patterns in tiny worlds and features works of art created by members of the Greater New York Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

An artists’ discussion will be held at 2 p.m. to reveal the methods and inspirations behind the fascinating works of art. Microcosm will be on display at the Highstead Barn through October 30 and visitors are welcome to view the art Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Check Out the Latest Highstead Newsletter

Highstead’s latest newsletter celebrates this year’s programming and activities, which focus on learning about our landscapes. In it you’ll find updates on: 

  • Larry Weaner's presentation titled, "Natural Landscapes: Meadows, Woods, and Water"
  • Thomas Christopher's talk about planting sustainable turf
  • Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Conservation Initiative
  • Long-term ecological research plots at Highstead
  • Our expanded internship program
  • Click here to read the newsletter.

    Landowners Gather for H2H Meeting at Tarrywile

    Local landowners gathered June 17 to share concerns about their land, water quality, and animal habitat as part of the Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Initiative. The informal meeting took place at Tarrywile Park and Mansion and attendees discussed ways of improving their backyards, including plant buffers along streams and lakes, gardening with native plants, and removing invasive species. Highstead supports H2H, which works across southwestern Connecticut and eastern New York to help landowners protect their land and enhance water quality and habitat. Learn more about H2H here