Naturalist Frank Gallo will lead the annual Spring Bird Walk in the Weir Preserve on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Birders will meet at the preserve’s main entrance on Nod Hill Road, just north of Granite Drive in Wilton. The walk will be held rain or shine and will last about 90 minutes. The event is free and children are welcome. Weir Farm National Historic Site is co-hosting the event.
This outing is timed to encounter late-migrating birds, according to Gallo, who is associate director of the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point, and is a well-known birder in New England.
The walk will be on trails through woodlands and open fields of the preserve and neighboring Weir Farm. It will begin at Indian Hills Swamp, across Nod Hill Road from the preserve’s main entrance, which abounds with avian life in May.
Limited parking is available on Nod Hill Road at the main entrance; more parking is available in the Weir Farm National Historic Site parking lot, where the walk will end.
Questions may be directed to Bruce Beebe, preserve stewardship committee program chair, at 203-834-5066.