Photo Challenge #198

Old habits die hard.

Sixty years after its founding, many Westporters still call Earthplace “the Nature Center.” (It had another name before that: the Mid-Fairfield County Youth Museum.)

But there’s something (relatively) new at the 62-acre property near the Norwalk  border. The Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum is a 12-acre gem, filled with old trees, hiking trails, flowers and more.

The arboretum is town-designated open space, managed by tree warden Bruce Lindsay and the Westport Tree Board. While adjacent to Earthplace, ir is a separate entity. It’s funded largely by grants, donations, and some support from the town budget.

Rich Stein, Tom Ryan, Chip Stephens, Sharon Paulsen, Wendy Cusick, Walker Stollenwerck and Darcy Sledge all identified the spot, from the few small rocks and vegetation shown in Miggs Burroughs’ photo.

They know and love the Wadsworth Arboretum. You should too! (Click here for last week’s Photo Challenge image. Click here for an “06880” story about the land.)

The next Photo Challenge comes courtesy of David Meth:

(Photo/David Meth)

If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

22 responses to “Photo Challenge #198

  1. Cafe at the library.

  2. Seth Schachter

    Westport Library — café ?????

  3. LIbrary cafe

  4. This is at the Cafe at the Westport Public Library.

  5. Library coffee shop… that utilitizes an old card catalog drawer

  6. Joyce Barnhart

    The label is on a drawer from an old library card catalog cabinet so I think it’s safe to say it’s in the library café.

  7. Nina Streitfeld

    Was this at the library sweet shop counter? Nina Streitfeld

  8. Westport Library cafe

  9. at the library cafe

  10. Library cafe.

  11. The library coffee shop.

  12. Ellen Wentworth


  13. Is there a drawer for Stevia as well??

  14. Of course it’s the library cafe. That was an easy one!

    • Joyce Barnhart

      Probably not all that easy for people unfamiliar with card catalogs in Library’s

  15. Arlene Gottlieb

    The Westport Library Cafe

  16. Arline Gertzoff

    The drawer at Westport Library cafe with coffe stuff

  17. Trammi Nguyen

    At the WPL cafe coffee station.

  18. Jessica Newshel

    Library cafe

  19. Kathleen Dehler

    I miss the “Old Dewey Decimal System”!

  20. Library cafe

  21. Over twenty respondents gave the same answer! I’ve never seen such uninimity amongst a group of such diverse people! This post should be shared with all those in Congress! Why can’t we see such harmony in Washington? Once again Westporters are a shining example to the rest of the country!