Bird Walks & Events  — 2023

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September 22, 2023
Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Event: Swallow Spectacle on the Connecticut River

In the fall, American Tree Swallows preparing to migrate gather by the thousands to swirl in balletic murmurations as dusk falls. See this spectacle by joining us for a sail on the Onrust sailboat. The Onrust is a re-creation of the vessel Dutch explorer Adriaen Block built in 1614. The boat departs from the dock at the Connecticut River Museum at 5:30 but please arrive at least 30 minutes before. Directions: Put the Griswold Inn in your GPS; when you get to Essex, drive past the inn to the dead end where the museum is located. Cost: $45 per person.

To reserve your space, call 860-767-8269 or go to

September 23, 2023
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Event: White Memorial Conservation Center’s Family Nature Day

Visit LHAS’ table at the White Memorial Conservation Center’s Annual Family Nature Day. Bring the kids or grandkids to visit our table at this fun annual eventBesides activities for the kids, we will also have displays and information about our sanctuaries and activities for nature lovers of all ages. To learn more about WMCC Family Nature Day click here: <Nature Day>

September 30, 2023
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
Event: Walk at Hidden Valley Preserve, Washington Depot

Join Ann Orsillo for a walk on a flat trail that follows the bank of the Shepaug River, crosses two foot bridges, and leads through a mature mixed forest and meadowsWe many encounter migrating birds, mushrooms, lichens, mosses, and fall flowers. Plus, there are great views of the river! Directions: From the north take Route 202 to Route 47 toward WashingtonFrom the south take Route 47 from Woodbury into WashingtonAddress: 116 Bee Brook Road, Washington DepotThere is parking on both sides of the bridgeMeet at the northern entrance next to a small wooden bridge. 

For more information, contact Ann Orsillo at: or 910-880-1518.