Join local hawk-bander Larry Fischer at the blueberry patch for a special spring hawk walk in the orchard of the 1,009 acre Trout Brook Valley Preserve The 100+ acre orchard fields are an important habitat for hawks flying down the east coast flyway and is one of the last great open fields on the New England Coast.
Read more about Larry, hawk-banding and Trout Brook Valley in this New York Times article.
RSVP Required, please follow this link. Open to the public. Maximum 35.
Things you may want to bring: binoculars, camera, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy shoes and smiles. This is a great activity for people of all ages.
Directions: From intersection of Merritt Parkway and Rte 58 (Hi Ho Motor Inn), go north on Rte 58. Pass thru light at Rte 136, continuing on 58. Pass Bluebird Gas Station and Restaurant on left. After Bluebird take third left (Redding Rd and Norton Rd are 1st two) onto Freeborn Road (sign at end of road) which is a couple of miles from Bluebird. Go left onto Freeborn. There will be woods on the left and right. When the woods stop on left (first house lot) look to right, there will be a dirt road thru the woods. Go up the dirt road, pass thru an 8 ft farm gate into the orchard field. Drive across the field on road about 300 yards, you will see a second farm gate on left. Go thru this gate and park. You have arrived at the blueberry bushes where we will gather for this presentation!