Connecticut Audbon Society

Guided Ecology Paddle

Whalebone Cove, Lyme
9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, August 12, 2017

Explore the maze of channels in Whalebone Cove, one of the most placid and wildlife-filled habitats in the lower Connecticut River. This tidal, freshwater marsh is home to foraging ospreys, egrets, herons and marsh wrens, as well as basking turtles and blooming lilies. The excursion is led by biologist Jim Arrigoni, with help from a crew of summer interns researching submerged aquatic vegetation and invasive species in the Cove. We embark from the boat launch next to the Hadlyme Ferry Landing; please have your canoe or kayak ready to go at 9 AM. Life jackets are required, and binoculars are strongly recommended. After returning to the boat launch at noon, stay for a bag lunch and recap at the Gillette Castle State Park picnic area adjacent to the Hadlyme Ferry Landing. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Whalebone Cove.

Rain date Saturday, August 19

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