Canterbury Shaker Village is known for its historic buildings and the stories of the Shaker people who lived and worked in them, but the land is also an essential part of the Shaker legacy. Nearly 700 acres of the original 4000-acre Shaker property is owned and protected by Canterbury Shaker Village. This land includes gardens, orchards, open fields, ponds, wetlands and forests. The rich diversity of ecosystems provide habitats for a wide variety of plants and animals. Join naturalist and environmental educator Ruth Smith on a series of excursions to learn more about the landscape and the Shaker connections to the natural world.