LeGallienne Bird Sanctuary
We are currently restoring this property as a bird sanctuary. Don't be alarmed by the trees you see cut. We are creating "early successional habitat" or young forest to attract more shrubland birds like the Chestnut Sided Warbler, Eastern Towhee and Common Yellow Throat, the fastest declining bird species in CT. The trails on the property, occasionally steep, are about a mile long as it crisscrosses the hillside through sparse woodlands, over a small meadow, by several unusual rock outcroppings, and, of special note, the large boulder Ms. LeGallienne used to practice for her Broadway role as Peter Pan. Occasional rock piles on the hillside mark the former sites of barns or houses and indicating the probability of subsistence farming.
Historical Note: Ms. LeGallienne wrote that her home was more than 200 years old when she bought it in 1926. Her move to this haven . . . "helped me sustain my physical and spiritual energy.....that there is not a day when one is not overwhelmed by the beauty of the world."
Directions & Parking:
North on Weston Road (State Route 57) past Center; left at flashing light; up hill a half mile turn right on Hillside North; then left on September Lane. Trail entrance is through the opening in split rail fence on right. Parking is along the road.
Where is it?
Weston, CT 06883