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Moonlight Stroll

 

A Night For a Moonlight Stroll

 photos: full moon B. Fellman, Fusina pond S. Simm

photos: full moon B. Fellman, Fusina pond S. Simm

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2015
TIME: 2 PM – 4 PM

WHERE: Thomas Miner Nature Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary, 236 Taugwonk Road

GUIDE: Naturalist, Photojournalist, Bruce Fellman

The Thomas Miner Nature Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary is perhaps best known for its remarkable birds - the nesting Bobolinks, in particular.  However, this land is also home to a matchless diversity of flowering plants and insects, including Monarch butterflies.   

Among other treasures, in late August, the Sanctuary is rich with blossoming Joe Pye Weed, various species of goldenrod, and New York Ironweed.  These flowers are magnets for migrating Monarch Butterflies and other travelers, along with the more stay-at-home lepidopterans, such as Tiger and Spicebush swallowtails.

Bruce Fellman, veteran naturalist and photojournalist, will lead us on a mile-long, slow-paced hike around the edge of the meadow and through the new loop trail.  With eyes wide and our binoculars focused, we’ll be on the look-out for the many and various flowering plants and the creatures that their blossoms attract – from butterflies and dragonflies to bees and beetles.  We welcome you to come visit us and enjoy the beauty of a summer afternoon on this peaceful 82-acre sanctuary.  If you’re not up for walking, please bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds; a spotting scope will be provided.  Refreshments will be served.

Sturdy footgear, binoculars, camera and water are recommended.      

Steady rain will cancel.  No fee and open to the public.

All Ages Welcome. 

ON SITE PARKING AVAILABLE

236 Taugwonk Rd, Stonington

 
Earlier Event: January 25
Winter Birding Excursion
Later Event: June 8
2015 Annual Meeting