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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Nature Photography Hikes in Greenwich

May 24, 2011 01:30PM

The Audubon Center in Greenwich opened in 1942 as the National Audubon Society's first environmental education center in the United States. Visit this and other picturesque sites while taking your nature photography to the next level with other experienced photographers. The photo hikes will be led by professional photographer Dan Burns, and are co-sponsored by the Photography Club of Lower Fairfield County. This is a great chance to get outdoors, share photography tips, and witness the wilderness hiding just outside your door. Trip destinations will include Audubon Greenwich's main sanctuary and other sanctuaries in the nearby region. The main sanctuary has 295-acres and nearly seven miles of trails that lead to a hardwood forest, old fields, lake, streams and vernal ponds. Reminders of the past are the stone walks, an old apple orchard and original New England homestead buildings. Noteworthy wildlife include river otter, muskrats, wood ducks, white-tailed deer, coyotes, flying squirrels, nesting bluebirds, wild turkeys, bats, and a wide spectrum of reptiles, amphibians and other birds.

The Audubon Center is located at 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich. Hikes will take place on the following Sundays: June 12, 19, 26 and July 10 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Space is limited. RSVP required for trip locations and rain updates. $10/person supports Audubon's conservation programs. Contact Jeff Cordulack, 203.613.8813 or [email protected]. Visit Greenwich.Audubon.org and DanielBurnsPhotography.com.