Beavers, Bird Calls, and Brilliant Bugs
June 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Avalonia naturalist Bruce Fellman for this special family-friendly exploration of two adjoining refuges (Babcock Ridge and D.R. Henne Memorial & Shunock Brook Preserves), which are among the Conservancy’s most ecologically diverse preserves. Accompanying us on this gentle, two-mile hike is sign-language interpreter Joy Valenti, who’s experienced in making nature accessible to the D/deaf/hard of hearing community. In addition to ASL interpretation, this hike will use amplification to ensure hikers can hear Bruce’s information and guidance.
We’ll comb the uplands for its array of wildflowers, amphibians, reptiles, and colorful songbirds and see how to convert bird calls into accessible sound prints. We’ll also examine the beaver-created wetlands, home to a large and thriving Great Blue Heron rookery and an abundance of dragonflies and butterflies.
Avalonia is hosting this adventure, but please register on the CT TRAILS DAY website.