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Butterfly Walk

Posted on Aug 22, 2016

Butterfly Walk at Stratford Point
Saturday, September 10 at 10AM
Stratford, Connecticut

Leaders: Patrick Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
Scott Kruitbosch, Conservation & Outreach Coordinator, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
Connecticut Butterfly Association Vice President

Stratford Point gardens-2446

Only a bit of Stratford Point’s new and improved bird and butterfly habitat

Explore Stratford Point’s 28 upland acres filled with grasslands, pollinator meadows, feed plots, and a variety of shrubs and trees for common to rare species at this beautiful coastal site. This is one of the best places to find Monarchs in abundance in all of Connecticut, and likely the only property in the state with two annual broods of Swarthy Skipper. Little Yellow and Cloudless Sulphur can be found here with a variety of hairstreaks, swallowtails, and many other skippers including unexpected or scarce species. Easy walking on pavement and grass paths. Bring water and sunscreen. Binoculars and a spotting scope are advisable to enjoy the views. An office building with restrooms is on the site.

Directions: Stratford Point is located at 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford, Connecticut. It is on the left of the street before the lighthouse and the entry driveway has a large metal gate with the address on it.

Please RSVP to Scott at skruitbosch AT rtpi.org.