Barnard Nature Center Programs
|Tue||3||10-11am||Senior Nature Walk: Edgewood's Duck Pond and West River-Ranger Harry|
|Tue||3||3-4pm||Sea Animals at the Touch Tank (Barnard Nature Center)-Ranger Terry|
|Wed||4||9:30-11 am||Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) - Ranger Harry|
|Thu||5||3:30-4:30pm||Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)-Ranger Harry|
|Fri||6||3:30-4:30pm||Birds of the West River (Barnard Nature Center)-Ranger Harry|
|Mon||9||10-11am||Spring Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)-Ranger Harry|
|Mon||9||1-2pm||Spring Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station)-Ranger Harry|
|Tue||10||3:30-4:30pm||Reptile and Amphibian Slideshow (Barnard Nature Center)-Ranger Harry|
|Wed||11||9:30-11 am||Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) - Ranger Harry|
|Fri||13||10-11am||Fitness & History:Hike the Forts (meet at Fort Nathan Hale)-Ranger Terry|
|Tue||24||3:30-4:30pm||Sea Animals at the Touch Tank (Barnard Nature Center)-Ranger Terry|
|Sat||28||11am-3pm||Open House (Barnard Nature Center)-Ranger Terry|
|Mon||30||1-2pm||Senior Nature Walk: History of Edgewood Park (Ranger Station)-Ranger Harry|
Pre-registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at (203) 691-3539 directions, more information, and to register for these programs. The ranger program calendar is available on the web at: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/parks/
The Barnard Nature Center is located on the corner Route 34 and Ella T Grasso Boulevard. The park entrance is located on Route 34
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April and May are great months to explore our City’s Parks as spring kicks in. Both Birds and Flowers abound in all our natural areas, with East Rock and Edgewood Park being among the best for beauty and accessibility.
Spring Bird migration in our area begins in March and continues into late May. Annually, thousands of Neo-tropical migrants pass through our region, as they wing their way north to breeding grounds in the boreal forests of Canada.
While Birds can be seen in most of our parks, East Rock stands out as one of the best places in Southern New England to witness the spring migration. Recognized as an Important Birding Area, by Audubon, CT, the park’s warbler migration, brings 1000’s birders, each year, to view these small brightly colored insect eating birds.
During the month of May, over 25 species of warblers can be seen. Each week brings "waves" of new arrivals to feed up on the bounty of insects found in our trees and along the Mill River.
I encourage you the get out to view these songbirds, before the trees leaf out, making them more difficult to see. One saving grace is that each bird species has it own unique song. If you take some time to learn their calls, it will aid you in locating and identifying hard to see birds.
The New Haven Ranger Program holds weekly Bird Walks through out the season, so check out our website calendar of events and join us this spring.
The New Haven Park Ranger program encourages you to get outside and take advantage of the natural wonders found through out our City’s parks. To find out more about Ranger lead walks in our parks, check out our monthly program calendars listing events and activities on our Parks, Recreation and Trees Department website: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/.
Contributed by Ranger Dan Barvir, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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East Rock Park, designed by Olmstead, is one of the City of New Haven’s largest and most popular parks offering visitors many types of recreational opportunities. On a typical day you might find a pick up soccer or basketball game, take a run, bike or hike on our 8 miles of trails.
The scenic tidal Mill River runs through East Rock Park offering visitors a chance to go canoeing, kayaking, fishing and crabbing.
The summit is accessible by foot, bicycle or car and affords a breathtaking view of Downtown New Haven, New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound and the surrounding communities. One of the most significant features of East Rock, other than its striking red cliffs, is the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument dedicated on June 17, 1887. This 112 foot monument is a landmark commemorating those who served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Mexican war and the Civil War.
Recently renovated and open to public on a limited basis, this historic Monument was the site one of Connecticut ‘largest dedication celebration hosting over 175,000 back in 1800s.
On the Natural side, East Rock has long been recognized as an Important Birding Area, featuring over twenty five species of warblers and over 100 species of song birds during spring migration. One can view Peregrine falcons, assorted hawks and vultures and ravens riding the winds along the cliff face. The Trowbridge Environmental Center, located in College Woods section of East Rock, offers visitors information about the local flora and fauna, guides walks and educational programs and displays.
If you are looking for a little romance, stop by the Pardee Rose Garden, a popular spot for wedding photos. It contains a wide array of flowers from early spring until mid fall and features one of Connecticut finest displays of roses.
If environmental stewardship is your thing, hook up with the Friends of East Rock, volunteer and meet like minded community members that are helping to beautify and protect the park.
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Saturday April 21, 2012 Explore New Haven by Bicycle. 2 ROCKS 1000 RIDERS 18 ORGANIZATIONS 1 CAUSE. Join in our rolling cycling celebration from West Rock to East Rock! All Rock to Rock proceeds go to support great New Haven environmental non-profits.
Explore New Haven by bicycle
Rock to Rock is New Haven's biggest Earth Day celebration. Here's how it works: You and a few hundred others travel from West Rock and East Rock, with celebrations on both sides of the city. Along the way, eat tasty food, hear great music, take on environmental service projects, and explore our city's parks and neighborhoods.
All are welcome
Families and college students, serious riders and weekend warriors are all part of Rock to Rock. Join our rock band.
Registration ~ Information ~ Donations Amazing prizes when you collect pledges - sign up today! www.rocktorock.org.
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The Edgewood Park and Wooster Square markets will alternate weekends January - April. For a full schedule and complete list of farms and vendors, please visit www.cityseed.org.
CitySeed: support market operations and programs by purchasing delicious, local bread at the CitySeed table. Bakeries featured are Fabled Foods, Deep River, CT, SoNo Baking Company, Norwalk, CT, and Whole G Bread, New Haven CT. They also have long-sleeved t-shirts, the New Haven Cooks community cookbook, and children's storybooks for sale!
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