This is a reminder of an important event this weekend, especially for our new monitors! On Saturday, April 12 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will hold a beach/field training session on how to monitor and collect data for Piping Plovers and Least Terns from 10AM until 12PM at Sandy/Morse Points in West Haven. The rain date will be the following day, Sunday, April 13. Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds staff will also be on hand.
The group will meet at Sandy/Morse Points parking lot before venturing out to the beach. Follow this link for driving directions and additional information on the site: http://www.lisrc.uconn.edu/coastalaccess/site.asp?siteid=383
Everyone should dress for walking the beach and remember appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, a jacket and whatever else you may need avoid too much sun and stay warm on what can be a windy and chilly beach in April. You should also bring a snack, water, binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and we hope to see you there!