Welcome to Aton Forest

Aton Forest, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organized and operated for scientific research and preservation of land and natural resources. Our aim is to protect lands in Norfolk and Colebrook, Connecticut, preserve the physical and intellectual legacy of our founder, Dr. Frank E Egler, and continue the low impact, long-term ecological research that he pioneered. The organization maintains an archive of his written materials and library.

Aton Forest Lichens: 70 Years of Change


When: Saturday September 10th, 2022, 10:00 AM
Where: Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Rd.

Join Steve Messier, lichenologist, at Aton Forest, Norfolk, CT for a workshop on the lichens of Aton Forest and the work of Mason Hale here.

A lecture starts the program, then venture into the field for identification opportunities. Total time: 2 hours.
Learn about local Colebrook resident and profilic lichenologist Mason E. Hale, Jr. who collected lichens at Aton Forest for over 40 years and wrote hundreds of scholarly articles focused on the taxonomy of the family Parmeliaceae.