What better way could you possibly kick off the change of seasons than to bear actual witness to the facets of nature in our own community physically reacting to the seasonal change itself? Especially when you have informative experts on hand to assist in explaining what you're seeing!
On Saturday and Sunday (September 15 & 16), Audubon Greenwich hosted its 20th Annual Fall Festival and Hawk Watch - celebrating the fall season and annual migration of raptors at the Audubon Center (off Riversville Road) in the backcountry of Greenwich.
Near-perfect weather and shining Saturday sun set the stage as interested families gathered for a day spent outdoors with the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and majestic birds in our area - up close!
The weekend-long event truly had something for everyone: live raptor shows (with an American Bald eagle), rehabilitated hawk releases, live music, a petting zoo (with some exotic animals), a rock climbing wall, hayrides, face painting, food - and so much more!
There was also a designated area for bird counters to watch the emergence of the fall season begin by tallying the annual migration of raptors in real time.
Living Greenwich photographer Pam Grunow was on the scene and brought back a few images from this long-running event for those of you who were unable to attend!
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Photos by Pam Grunow.