May 26, 2019

Take a Winter Raptors Field Trip, Saturday

Winter Raptors trip 2015 aAREAWIDE – The Essex Land Trust and the Connecticut Audubon Society are planning a half-day field trip on Saturday, Feb. 13, to look for winter birds of prey such as eagles, hawks and owls.

Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel Director Andy Griswold and Land Trust Board member Jim Denham are leading the trip, which will cover the lower Connecticut River Valley region from Deep River and Essex to Old Lyme.

Novice and advanced birdwatchers are welcome. Bring a bag lunch, binoculars and warm clothes. Two vans are available to seat the first 14 people who sign up.

The event takes place from 12 to 4 p.m. Meet at Essex Town Hall parking lot. To reserve, call Judy Saunders at 860-581-8108, or email her at by Feb. 10.  Inclement weather cancels.