Center at Fairfield

Winter Walk Series

Photo by Amelia Graham.

Join one of the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center’s teacher-naturalists every Saturday in January at 9 a.m. for fresh morning air and a naturalist lesson as we hike in a different location each week.

Free to Connecticut Audubon members; $5 non-members. Register here.



 Bats! at Chatfield Hollow State Park
Saturday, January 6, 9 a.m.

This walk will focus on native bats and their ecological benefits. We will cover hibernation, threats to different species and their unique preferences. Morgan Allen, our teacher-naturalist, will also talk about her research into bat pregnancy.

Winter Birding at Barn Island
Saturday, January 13, 9 a.m.

Learn about the birds that stick around Southeastern Connecticut during the winter. Learn tips for birding in the winter, which birds are in the area, and why. Layer up, it may be cold! Led by Joe Attwater.

Wonderful Wetlands at Watch Rock
Saturday, January 20, 9 a.m.

This walk will focus on natural cleaners of nature, we will discuss carbon sinks, decomposers, and natural filters like shellfish, moss, mushrooms, estuaries and more. Led by Morgan Allen.

Salt Marsh Ecosystems at Rocky Neck State Park
Saturday, January 27, 9 a.m.

Connecticut has its fair share of salt marshes. They are both beautiful and crucial to many animals. Learn about why these habitats are important to a wide range of species. Led by Joe Attwater.






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