Our Mission: The Mattabeseck Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, is committed to environmental leadership and education for the benefit of the community and the earth's biodiversity.

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Field Trips: Winter/Spring 2018

February 10, 2018 (Saturday 8 a.m.)

Bald Eagle

Bald EagleEagles at Machimoodus Park

Join Larry Cyrulik for a winter trip through the woods to the bluff above Salmon River Cove. In years past, Bald Eagles have swooped over close enough for birders to hear the beats of their wings. Dress warmly (especially shoes or boots). Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Lawn Ave. and High St., Middletown. Call Larry for info 342-4785 or 635-1880.

February 16-19, 2018 (Friday - Monday)

20th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

This annual four-day event has watchers counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are across the continent. About 160,000 participants submit observations online, creating an instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations recorded. Anyone can participate—as little as 15 minutes on one day, or for as long as you like each day. Enter your list(s) online at www.BirdCount.org. For more info: www.birdsource.org/gbbc/

March 17, 2018 (Saturday 8 a.m.)

"Let's Go a Ducking"

This replication of Dave Titus’s favorite duck migration trip will start at Bishops Ponds, Research Parkway (off East Main Street) in Meriden, then will take Barnes Road to North Farms Reservoir (the reservoir has supplied a good view of a flock of Coots in past). If time allows, we will back-track to Cromwell Meadows. Dress for the weather—it’s usually raw and chilling. Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Lawn Ave. and High St., Middletown. Call Larry Cyrulik for info 342-4785 or 635-1880.

April 21, 2018 (Saturday 8 a.m.)

Red ColumbineWildflower Walk in the Park

Discover early-blooming wildflowers with Larry Cyrulik among the fractured basalt of Giuffrida Park. Each year finds a different assortment of flower species, depending on the recent weather. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in Cromwell Stop & Shop plaza parking lot on the side by Mattress Firm. Call Larry Cyrulik for more information at 342-4785 or 635-1880. For a preview of what we may see, choose the Wildflowers link from Field Trips page on our website at www.audubon-mas.org

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