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Trails Day Events: Birding, Kayaking, Nature Walking, Model Flying at Sherwood Island State Park

June 4, 2016 all-day
Sherwood Island State Park
Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT 06880
Friends of Sherwood Island State Park

stewardship_logo_final [Converted]8:30 – 9:30am            Bird Walk

Event Summary: A Bird Walk around Sherwood Island, led by Bird Photographer, A.J. Hand. Meet him at the Nature Center, then explore the varied habitat and spot species of birds attracted to the island.

9:30am – 12:30pm    Kayak Paddle

Event Summary: See Sherwood Island from the water! A morning paddle along the shoreline, led by Michele Sorensen, Coastal Kayak Instructor. Meet at the end of East Beach parking lot. Bring your own kayak or canoe, life vest,  pump or bailer.

10:45am – 3:00pm    Wonder of Flight/Air Trail

Event Summary: Join Don Lord, a pilot and radio controlled enthusiast, for an explanation of why things fly, with hands-on experiences from  computer simulators & actual flying of radio controlled models.  Meet at the Nature Center for morning demonstrations. At Noon, walk to Model Flying Site for live demonstrations.

12:30 – 1:30pm        Educational Walk/Archaeology

Event Summary Discover Sherwood Island Archaeology on the new History Trail, led by Archaeologist Cece Saunders. Points of interest will include terrain, traces of past inhabitants (Native Americans and settlers) and recent excavations.

2:00 – 3:00pm           Nature Walk

Event Summary: Discover Sherwood Island! Go beach to beach along Long Island Sound with naturalist Louis Pietig, and discover habitats, inhabitants, and special features (9/11 Memorial, Model Flying Site, wetlands, pine forest).

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