Walks & Talks
Welcome to the 2021 Walks & Talks schedule. More events will be added soon! Our thanks to People’s Credit Union for generously sponsoring this year’s series.
Join us at Little Creek Preserve for ALT’s first Walk & Talk of the year! Our leader, Kate McPherson, is a professional wetland scientist who’s passionate about wetland and river restoration. We will learn about the native plant and animal species that live in wetland areas. The event takes place on May 20 at 6:00 p.m. Free.
Join biologist Gary Casabona for a Pollinator Walk & Talk on Wednesday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m. to learn how to attract songbirds and pollinators with native plants. Gary will give an overview of the ecology of native bees, with an emphasis on bumblebee conservation. Detailed information on the best choices for native plants to benefit songbirds, pollinators, and Monarch butterfly will be discussed. This event takes place at Spruce Acres Farm. Registration is required; free.
Here’s your chance to learn about migratory bird research at this special Birdbanding Walk & Talk at Bailey Brook in Middletown. This free tour and bird banding demonstration will be led by Aquidneck Land Trust former Board Chair and Salve Regina professor Jim Chace. Meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, at the Middletown Police Station (123 Valley Road) and we will walk over together to the mobile bird banding station and see what Jim catches! Parking is limited so please carpool. Bailey Brook is a primary source of drinking water for Middletown and Newport residents, and serves as habitat for several migratory bird species. The Aquidneck Land Trust worked in partnership with the Town of Middletown to preserve the parcel of land buffering Bailey Brook.