Find respite from the hot and hectic Connecticut shoreline with a guided ecology tour of the 5,000-acre Nehantic State Forest in Lyme. Continuous forested habitat of this size is a rarity in southern New England, providing a form of natural “air conditioning.” Similarly, the Forest’s sparsely developed Norwich and Uncas Ponds provide quiet refuge for wildlife and people alike. The combination of sizable and diverse upland and freshwater habitats supports such notable birds as Cerulean Warblers, who have migrated from South America’s Andes Mountains to breed in Connecticut. Summer-flowering plants will be blooming, and Painted and Snapping Turtles will be nesting on the shoreline of Keeny Marsh. We’ll conclude with a bag lunch at the picnic area of Uncas Pond, where participants will have the option to cool down with a refreshing mid-day swim.
$15 for members; $20 for non-members. Space is limited.