Sherwood Island was filled with Trail-seekers this Saturday, June 4.
(PSST: Writers and Photographers: you can submit stories about your hike, and even photos here.)
Today, on National Trails Day, we should humbly (proudly!) note that CT had more events than any other state; and, I believe, Sherwood Island had more events than any other location. Certainly, it had the widest variety; to wit:
A Morning Bird Walk with noted photographer A.J. Hand
What was really special about the walk was that every time we heard a bird call, Tina Green (in the pink, long-sleeved shirt), would reproduce the sound and tell us what bird was making it(!)
The Purple Martin nests–2 of which were donated by Phil Donohue–are always intriguing:
Sea Trails: Kayak the Sound with Michele Sorensen
And if you look in the distance below, past the geese and past the kayaks, you can see Cedar Point’s Regatta!
Air Trails: Experience the Wonder of Flight with the Country Squire Modelers
Archaeology: Take a Walk through Ancient History with Cece Saunders
Nature: Take a Walk through the Wonders of the Park with Louis Pietig
AND LOTS MORE AT THE NATURE CENTER-
CONGRATS and THANKS to all the CT Trails Day sponsors, including the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. And to all the Friends of Sherwood Island Board Members and Earthplace volunteers who helped make it all happen here on Sherwood Island:
And THANKS to the Nature Center Staff:
The Interns and the Parks Dept’s Ronnie Tella:
Our Nature Center Director, John Curry:
Oh, and keep in mind that when we say Nature Center, we really mean it!
And a big THANKS to Parks Department Supervisor, Jim Beschle (here in discussion at the air field with big-time Sherwood Island supporter State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28th District)). (Long-time Supporter State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26th District) also attended the air show.)
Beautiful day, beautiful attendees, incomparable tastings! In addition to all the regulars, we had unusual “creative” chowders, chicken marsalas, minestrone soup from Osteria Romana–even a Creole dish from Simply Delicious (it won Best Bisque).
And chowda! Lots and lots of chowda, from local faves, as well as from vendors from Maine to Seattle(!)
We held FOSI’s drawing for the stuffed animals, the Larry Silver poster and the CT State Park Pass at 3PM at our table. Within a week, all the winners had picked up their prizes, and they (and their kids) are pretty happy! As you can see from Hanna’s face (she named him “Oreo”).