CT Trails Day on Sherwood Island was Great!

 

 

 

They followed trails by Land, by Sea and by Air–

 

To learn of Nature, Archeology and Aerodynamics–

 

To observe Birds, Biplanes and Bivalves–

 

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

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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(!)

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The Purple Martin nests–2 of which were donated by Phil Donohue–are always intriguing:

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Sea Trails: Kayak the Sound with Michele Sorensen

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And if you look in the distance below, past the geese and past the kayaks, you can see Cedar Point’s Regatta!

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Air Trails: Experience the Wonder of Flight with the Country Squire Modelers

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Archaeology: Take a Walk through Ancient History with Cece Saunders

 

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Nature: Take a Walk through the Wonders of the Park with Louis Pietig

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AND LOTS MORE AT THE NATURE CENTER-

 

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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:

 

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And THANKS to the Nature Center Staff:

 

The Interns and the Parks Dept’s Ronnie Tella:

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Our Nature Center Director, John Curry:

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Oh, and keep in mind that when we say Nature Center, we really mean it!

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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.)

 

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For more info, see:

 

All our pics on Flickr!

— Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s site

–The National Hiking Society’s June 4 National Trails Day site.

–Our entry at the Long Island Sound Study’s site.

And yes, Connecticut had the most events of all 50 states–by far!

PS: Writers and Photographers: you can submit stories about your hike, and even photos here.