Old Saybrook Land Trust Tree Swallow Cruise

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August 04, 2017
Come and Experience Nature's Tree Swallow Phenomenon Occurring in our Own Backyard!
 
September 15, 5:00 - 8:30pm on the vessel ADVENTURE located at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam.
 
Connecticut River Expeditions are the pioneers of Tree Swallow watching!  For the past 14 years they have brought individuals and groups to a special spot on the Connecticut River where 100's of thousands of Tree Swallows gather. After spending the day miles away, the swallows return each night to sleep in the reeds. They gather at sunset and perform aerial ballets forming an amazing display of art, coordination and cooperation! Over the years Captains Mark and Alex have found the best way to maneuver the boats to allow perfect views from open decks. We will be traveling on ADVENTURE a newly refurbished classic riverboat with flexible seating ensures everyone gets optimal "up close and personal" viewing.
 
Enjoy the entire evening!
We will spend about 3.5 hours on the water. There is so much to see while cruising along the river. Many birds are migrating through the area now; last year we saw a record number of Bald Eagles and Great Egrets. Our on board Naturalist(s), will educate you on the swallow phenomenon and all the other wildlife we see. On the return cruise home, there is time to chat with others and experience the river at twilight, blending into night.
 
The OSLT will be serving wonderful appetizers and you are able to bring your own picnic basket or snacks and your favorite "beverage" to enjoy on this special cruise. Don't forget your camera and binoculars (or borrow a pair of our binocs)! This is a small group experience that is unique each sailing. 
 
This is a fundraising event to benefit the OSLT Scholarship which is awarded each year to a graduating Old Saybrook student pursuing Environmental Studies.
 
Cost: $50 per person
 
Limited seating, Reservations can be made by emailing us at oldsaybrooklandtrust@oslt.org