[CT Birds] Visit Pleasure Beach
cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Wed Jul 29 16:41:51 EDT 2015
Have you visited Bridgeport's Pleasure Beach this summer? If you are a birder, butterfly lover, or all-around naturalist, we encourage you to stop by soon via the water taxi! Getting to Pleasure Beach is easy with free parking at the water taxi pier lot, 91 Seaview Avenue, Bridgeport. The water taxi will bring visitors to and from Pleasure Beach, and is also free.
While there you can meet the Bridgeport WildLife Guards, ten local high schools students and two crew leaders, who have been trained, mentored, and are employed to monitor nesting birds and engage visitors, families, and friends about Pleasure Beach and its wildlife. The WildLife Guards are at Pleasure Beach every Tuesday through Saturday, approximately 9:30 to 3:30, and offer the following walks and outreach events each week.
11:00am Coastal Ecology Walk
1:00pm Touch Tank
10:30am Bird Walk
12:00pm Pleasure Beach Trail Walk
1:30pm Plant Identification Walk
10:30am Coastal Ecology Walk
11:30am Pleasure Beach Trail Walk
12:30pm Piping Plover Activity
1:30am Pleasure Beach Trail Walk
2:00pm Seine netting
Program descriptions are available at http://ctwaterbirds.blogspot.com/2015/07/visit-pleasure-beach.html.
This is education, conservation and advocacy in action, all in one wonderful program, reaching thousands of visitors over the summer and making a difference for rare or endangered plants and wildlife on Pleasure Beach. We hope you take the opportunity to visit and enjoy it!
The WildLife Guards Program is coordinated by Audubon Connecticut in partnership with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, and the City of Bridgeport and with support from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, the Fairfield County Community Foundation, and the Horizon Foundation.
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