[CT Birds] Access to Glastonbury Meadows
Asterbunch at cox.net
Mon Oct 3 19:36:54 EDT 2011
I spoke to a representative of the primary owner of Glastonbury Meadows this evening concerning access for birding.
First some background - Glastonbury Meadows consists of approximately 700 acres of land divided amongst 25 or so parcels. All of the land is privately owned except for a very small portion. The Great Meadows Conservation Trust owns a couple of small parcels. The vast majority of the 172 acres this Trust owns is in Rocky Hill.
With permission from the primary owner, Hartford Audubon Society sponsors 2 trips a year to Glastonbury Meadows in the fall. The primary owner also permits access for certain bird counts such as the Summer Bird Count, Christmas Bird Count, Big Sit etc... Unfortunately, access for birding outside of these events is not permitted.
Please note that Riverfront Park, which is just north of Glastonbury Meadows, offers some very good birding. This land is public and includes a trail along the river, which has proven to be an excellent location for warblers.
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