My name is June Mita and I live near the Tolland Marsh. Today I am beginning a blog that will link to a series of videos I am trying to do about Tolland. Today I took my camera for a walk and used the video function to capture some of the beauty of Tolland Marsh. The video can be viewed on You Tube. This video is my first attempt at trying to create a movie. I used Windows Live Movie Maker. It is still a bit rough, but as I create more of these videos to share with the Tolland Patch, I think things will get smoother and more refined.
Tolland Marsh is one of the towns perks. It is great for kayaking and canoeing, and for exploration of wildlife. Though the marsh is under stewardship by those who live around it, if you know where to look you will find a trail that goes around it. I am well known to most of the neighbors on Anderson Rd. so I do not ask permission any longer to walk the trail. However, if you want to walk the trail, be courteous and let people know you are there if they happen to be out working in their yards. '
As a natural area in town, the marsh offers many delights, from wildlife such as deer and fox, to wild berries, to fish, and non motorized boating. The marsh leads to rivers in town, primarily the Skungamaug River. The marsh is also fed by the ponds and streams at Crandall Park. Sometimes, after a heavy rain, you might also find an arrowhead or two, because the marsh was used as camps for native tribes in the area, and the hunting around it was also quite good.
There is no hunting in or around the marsh, unless of course that hunting is done with a camera. The marsh is one of the reasons why the inland wetlands committee was formed. It also played a major part in the creation of the organization called Conserving Tolland. I hope as time goes on I can visit more natural areas in our town, and create more videos for everyone to enjoy. Here is the link to the first one.