Connecticut Audbon Society
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center Programs & Events

Guided Trail Walks

Each Thursday we will gather from 8:30-9:30 a.m. for a guided trail walk as we explore local trails. Our naturalists will point out  flora and fauna in some of the area’s best hiking spots. Sunscreen, bug spray and binoculars are encouraged. 

Open to all ages. Members $5 non-members $10

November 29 – Hatchetts Hill Preserve, Old Lyme Register





Birding Basics

Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Joint Program with the Connecticut College Arboretum
Connecticut College Arboretum, New London

From ducks and other waterfowl in the large pond, to birds of prey circling overhead, the Connecticut College Arboretum offers a wide variety of habitats for a diverse species of birds. Join a teacher/naturalist from the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center as we search for early winter species and late fall migrants in the Bolleswood Natural Area of the Arboretum. Binoculars recommended!

Free for members, $10 for non-members, register here.


Turkey Walk

Saturday, November 24, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Jewett Preserve, Lyme

Join our yearly post-Thanksgiving walk as we discuss turkeys, Thanksgiving, and more! This relaxed hour walk will be perfect to enjoy the fall foliage and family time!

$5 for members, $10 for non-members, $3 for children 10 & under, Register here




Holiday Wreath Making

Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m
RTP Estuary Center, Old Lyme

Enjoy the season and learn how to create a wreath using natural materials! We will also learn about wintering birds, seeds, and more. Have a chance to try your hand at making bird seed ornaments and feeders! All ages welcome!

$5 for members, $10 for non-members, $3 for children 10 and under, register here



Birding Basics

Saturday, December 15, 9 – 11 a.m.
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison

There are still birds to be seen in winter in Connecticut! Sea ducks and other waterfowl sit offshore, and juncos, kinglets, and sparrows flit about the brush. There are few better places to see these wintering species than Hammonasset State Beach. We will also be discussing the Christmas Bird Count, which occurs yearly from mid-December until early January.

This program is free, register here




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