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Autumn Sanctuary Hay Ride


All Aboard the Hay Wagon!

Autumn Sanctuary Hay Ride

photos: S. Simm

photos: S. Simm

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

1 – 3 pm

Thomas Miner Nature Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary
236 Taugwonk Road, Stonington – On-Site Parking Available

Skilled Operators from The 97 Farm

Graciously Provided by Clyde’s Cider Mill

Welcome aboard our 4th Annual Hayride on Saturday, October 21st from 1 – 3 pm – near peak fall foliage is expected.  The hay wagon will travel along the 12-foot wide farm road.  From that vantage point, we’ll view the mature hay fields and  many varieties of fall wildflowers and flowering grasses.  As we keep an eye skyward, we hope to catch views of the plentiful migrating birds.

From aboard the hay wagon, naturalist, photojournalist, Bruce Fellman will interpret our findings in the fields, surrounding woodlands and in the sky.  As we travel through the fields, gates and beautiful historic stone walls, he’ll also talk about how the various plants and animals, including the New England Cottontail, use this sanctuary.   

Assistance boarding the hay wagon will be provided.  Once aboard, there is bi-level seating, a lower level and an upper level.  The lower level provides extra safety for young children and any other folks who prefer it. For best viewing, you may wish to bring binoculars. 

Bring the entire family, enjoy refreshments and celebrate the fall season with us!

Sturdy Footgear Recommended. Steady Rain Will Cancel. No Fee


Earlier Event: June 5
2017 Annual Meeting
Later Event: June 5
2018 Annual Meeting