Join Connecticut Audubon Society conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni on a guided paddle to Chapman Pond. Embarking from the boat launch just downriver from the Goodspeed Opera House, we will paddle along the shoreline of the Connecticut River to the entrance of this secluded water body that provides refuge to many species of aquatic plants and birds. Lush stands of Wild Rice provide a stage for the tinkling serenade of Marsh Wrens, while Great and Snowy Egrets forage along the edges. The calls of Scarlet Tanagers and Warbling Vireos may be heard from the forested hillslopes. Please have your canoe or kayak ready to go at 9AM. After returning to the boat launch at noon, stay for a bag lunch and recap at the picnic area adjacent to the Goodspeed Opera House. This event is organized by the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center in collaboration with the Friends of Whalebone Cove.
Members $15 Non-members $20, Register here