Great Outdoor Activities for SUUS Members & Friends

The SEA Committee would like to spread the word on several upcoming outdoor activities. And, all are free…except one!

Late Summer Birds and Insects at Rettich Preserve, 274 River Road, Madison
Saturday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.
Former state entomologist, Carol Lemmon, and wildlife artist, Mike DiGiorgio, will lead a nature walk at Rettich Preserve, pointing out insects and birds along the way. Be prepared for walking in fields and meadows and along a woodland trail. No dogs please. Meet by the parking area at 274 River Road.

A Fall Migration Walk at the Connecticut College Arboretum in New London
Saturday, September 25 from 9-11a.m.
Teacher-naturalist, Joe Attwater, will lead a bird watching expedition in this exciting time to go birding…looking for migrating warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and more!  Free for Arboretum members, $5 for non-members; registration required (

Tree Identification Walk at Rettich Preserve, 274 River Road, Madison
Saturday, October 16, 9:00 a.m.
Join former Madison Tree Warden, Bob Kuchta, for an autumn foliage tree identification walk at Rettich Preserve. Bob has identified 42 species of trees and shrubs at Rettich Preserve, a 12-acre property at the former Rettich Farm along the Hammonasset River. The land was donated to the Land Trust in 2014 by Fred and Rosa Rettich. Meet by the parking lot at 274 River Road

Autumn Moonlight Walk, Sunday, October 17, 7pm, at the Surf Club, Madison
Bring a flashlight and join us for an evening stroll on the Garvan Trail at the Surf Club. A bagpiper will lead the way.  After the walk, refreshments will be served in the Surf Club building, and members of the Astronomical Society of New Haven will set up telescopes for viewing the moon, planets and stars in the night sky. Meet by the flag pole in front of the Surf Club.

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