Woodcocks And Cider
Jared Eliot Preserve, Guilford
Saturday, March 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The American Woodcock, also known as the “Timberdoodle”, is a common yet elusive member of the shorebird family, unique because its primary habitat is wooded uplands. In early spring, male woodcocks can be seen and heard at dusk along the edges of woodland meadows performing their rather peculiar courtship display. Join us on a prowl through the Guilford Land Trust’s Jared Eliot Preserve in search of woodcocks. Then enjoy a cup of hot cider after the walk.
Be prepared for wet/muddy footing, please wear waterproof boots! Please bring binoculars, a flashlight or headlamp, and a mug for a hot beverage after the walk. Rain or bad weather the day of the trip cancels, and we will postpone until Sunday March 16 at the same time.
Directions: From the Guilford Green, follow Water Street (Route 146 Westbound) for 1 mile. Make a left onto Mulberry Point Road. Make the first left onto Mulberry Farms Road and park along the road next to the field. (Map)
Birdwatching and Geology Walks at East Rock Park
Sunday, April 6, 8:00 a.m. (Bird walk), and 10:30 a.m. (Geology walk)
(Rain date Sunday April 13, at the same times)
Birder and geologist Nina Levenduski will lead two walks exploring the natural world of New Haven’s East Rock Park. The first walk will focus on birds, looking for early spring migrants and lingering winter birds in the park. The second walk will uncover the geology of East Rock and the surrounding landscape. Both walks will begin at the Eli Whitney Museum parking lot, and will cover 1-2 miles of varied terrain; the geology walk will include steeper trails and hill climbing. Beginners welcome! Please wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water and a snack. Binoculars, hand lens, camera, and field guides are recommended but not required.
In case of bad weather, the walks will be rescheduled to the following Sunday (April 13)
Directions: Meet in the parking lot of the Eli Whitney Museum at 915 Whitney Avenue, Hamden for both walks. (Map)
To register for either trip, please contact Nina Levenduski at email@example.com.