Field Trips and Festivals

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Earth Day at Hammonasset
Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hammonasset Beach Park, Madison (map)

Meigs Point Nature Center
Credit: Friends of Hammonasset

Join Menunkatuck Audubon Society on Saturday, April 27, for an Earth Day celebration at Meigs Point Nature Center. Visit the Nature Center, take a bird walk with Menunkatuck, learn about bird-friendly practices, and view the Ospreys on their platform nest, both live and on the video stream in the Nature Center.

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride and Green Fair
Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
East Rock Park, New Haven (map)

Join Audubon bikers for the 11th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride. Start at West Rock, ride one of five routes with distances of 5 miles to 60 miles. Support the Audubon team here.

For non-cyclists or those waiting for friends to arrive at East Rock Park visit the Green Fair at College Woods. At 10:45 am, Audubon Connecticut will offer a guided spring bird walk leaving from College Wood Ranger Station. Will have binoculars for participants to borrow. The bird walk is open to all ages.

Behind the Scenes at A Place Called Hope
Sunday, May 5, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Killingworth

A Place Called Hope

Join Menunkatuck Audubon Society on Sunday, May 5, for a behind the scenes look at A Place Called Hope. We will get close looks at the resident birds and some of those undergoing rehabilitation. The visit will start at 1:00 p.m. and last for about an hour. Space is limited and registration is required. Register at menunkatuck.org/fieldtrips. A donation of $10 or an item from A Place Called Hope’s wish list is requested. For questions about the trip email Lorrie Shaw at lorrie@menunkatuck.org.

 

 

 

World Migratory Bird Day at Westville Village ArtWalk
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 am
Edgewood Park, New Haven (map)

Spring is a busy time in the bird world with millions of birds making their way to northern breeding sites after a warm winter in Central and South America. Migration is such an important and impressive event in the animal world that bird enthusiasts throw a festival in its honor.

On Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Menunkatuck Audubon Society and Audubon Connecticut will commemorate our birds’ arduous journeys at Westville Village ArtWalk in New Haven’s Westville Village.

  • Guided bird walks through Edgewood Park
  • Meet and Greet live raptors from Audubon Sharon
  • Learn about the Important Bird Areas in the New Haven area, the New Haven Urban Wildlife Refuge, and the Schoolyard Habitat program
  • Bird-friendly yard information
  • Kids activities
  • Guided bird walks through Edgewood Park. 

Learn more about Westville Village ArtWalk.

This is a free event.

Celebrate Spring
Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Massaro Community Farm, Woodbridge (map)

Credit: Massaro Community Farm

On Sunday, May 19, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm , Menunkatuck Audubon Society and Audubon Connecticut will participate in Massaro Farm’s Celebrate Spring Festival. Come learn about what Audubon is doing in the region for birds and people. Find out what can do to make your home  bird-friendly.

Each year, the farm hosts workshops to help you think of ways of to bring nature closer to you or your diet. Community vendors also share local talents, crafts, and fare as you wander around to some live music. But of course, you need to dance to the live music, which is why participants wrap the farm’s Maypole every year with bright ribbon, which serves as a reminder of Spring for us throughout the entire year.

Massaro Community Farm is a nonprofit, certified organic farm on 57 acres of land deeded to the Town of Woodbridge in 2007 by the Massaro Family, who had farmed the land since 1916. Learn more about Massaro’s Celebrate Spring Festival.

This is a free event.