Spend a luxurious day enjoying nature at the Greenwich Audubon Center30 Sep 2013 11:57 AM
The affluent community of Greenwich, Conn., is often recognized as one of the most wealthy areas in the country, but it is also highly regarded for its green spaces and direct connection to nature.
As the seasons continue the transition from summer to autumn, the region's foliage will become ablaze with beautiful colors and the temperatures will begin to dip. Accordingly, this time of year makes Greenwich a popular destination, as area luxury real estate owners and sightseeing visitors alike flock for the opportunity to enjoy the annual event in this picturesque setting.
If you currently live in Greenwich, or are considering an extended tour in the near future, you might be able to make the most out of your quest for breath-taking fall foliage by visiting the Greenwich Audubon Center, located on Riversville Road.
Miles of nature trails
Boasting 295 acres of woodland, wetland and meadow habitat, this outdoor area offers Audubon members and paying visitors access to seven miles of trails that are open from dawn to dusk, every single day.
If you are one of those who enjoy participating in exclusive guided tours, you can choose from a number of offered excursions where you can learn about the region's ecology and climate - even soil quality.
Lots of wildlife
In addition to the miles of hiking trails, guests to the Greenwich Audubon Center can enjoy viewing hundreds of different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. The organization maintains a list of native wildlife that can be found on its grounds, which includes red foxes, flying squirrels, painted turtles and tree frogs, among many others.
In all, 201 species of bird, 27 mammalian species and 24 species of reptile can be seen upon a visit to the center. Just remember to bring your camera.
Entertaining, enriching events
Year-round, this nature center also plays host to multiple events that are both entertaining and enriching.
Annually, the Greenwich Audubon Center holds a Hawk Festival & Green Bazaar, a two-day event where visitors can collectively celebrate the yearly hawk migration passing overhead, as well as enjoy live animal shows, environmental exhibits, nature-themed games and shop at eco-friendly vendors. The 2013 event is slated to take place over the weekend of September 28 and 29.