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CT DEEP announces weekend bird walks at Osbornedale State Park and Kellogg Environmental Center

By Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP)

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Do you enjoy watching birds? Join Kellogg Environmental Center’s educator, Donna Rose Smith for relaxing Saturday morning walks in search of local birds at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Kellogg Environmental Center.

Donna is an experienced birder and naturalist as well as educator for the center having led many programs both on site and at local nature centers. Her bird walk is designed to introduce all ages to the joy of observing birds in the wild and sharing these finds with bird study organizations such as Audubon and Cornell University.

Learn how your participation in this citizen science program helps provide valuable information on bird populations, movements and behavior to help track species found here in Connecticut. Come and sharpen your bird identification skills, expand you knowledge of environmental science or just enjoy a Saturday morning hike through the grounds of the Kellogg Estate and Osbornedale State Park.

Schedule for bird hikes:

January 19 9:00 am

February 16 9:00 am

March 16 8:00 am

April 20 8:00 am

May 18 8:00 am

June 15 8:00 am

Walks last up to 2 hours, depending on conditions. Please dress for the weather. Meet in the parking lot of the Kellogg Environmental Center to begin. All levels and ages of birders are encouraged to participate, families welcome.

These programs are FREE to the public. For more information, call the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Kellogg Environmental Center is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT.

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