Natural History Field Trip to Wangunk Meadows in Portland with Mattabeseck Audubon and CT Botanical on June 21, 2014, Saturday 10 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Free and open to the public
This continues the habitat assessment and botanical/natural history inventory of an area began last Summer. The site includes 647 acres of state wildlife management area, and has been designated a focus area of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge. Habitats include reverting and cultivated fields, marsh and some hardwoods. Bring binoculars and be prepared for wet feet.
Directions: From the west, cross the CT River into Portland on Route 17/66. Continue straight through traffic light on Route 17A/Main St. Follow detour signs at the intersection of Rte 66 and 17 to get to route 17A. Take left on 17A to the Portland Fair grounds on the right (north). From the east, at intersection of Route 66 and 17, go north on 17 about 2 miles to Route 17A. Left on 17A, fairgrounds a short distance on the right.
The leaders are Sigrun Gadwa, CBS Botanist, 203 484-0134 and Alison Guinness, CBS member and MAS president, 860 873-9304.