Hikes & Events



Saturday, April 29, 1:00 p.m.

Wildflower Hike, Rockland Preserve

Join Yale botanist Michael Donoghue for a spring flora hike in Rockland’s Wildflower Preserve. Explore the preserve’s five ecological niches to discover a variety of wildflowers.

Meet in the Renee’s Way parking lot.


Saturday, May 6, 8:00 a.m.

Spring Birding Hike, Rettich Preserve

Join nationally recognized wildlife artist and birder Mike DiGiorgio for a spring nature walk with an emphasis on birds. With its location along the Hammonasset River, the Rettich Preserve is an excellent site to spot waterfowl and migrant songbirds. Binoculars are recommended. This will be a quiet hike, since we’ll be locating birds with their calls.

No dogs, please. Meet by the parking area at 274 River Road.


Sunday, June 4, 1:00 p.m.

Amphibian Hike, Blinnshed Loop

Join Yale ecologists Kealoha Freidenburg and David Skelly on a Connecticut Trails Day hike to search for frogs, toads, salamanders and newts. Please wear boots and bring a dip net if you have one. The trail features extensive wetlands and old logging roads through the woods. The hike will run rain or shine.

No dogs, please. Meet in the parking lot of The Country School at the intersection of Opening Hill and Blinnshed Roads.