Thursday, July 12, 2012

Milford Point summer camp Advanced Expeditions: The Big Week

The post you may have seen with the Milford Point summer campers visiting the Trout Brook Valley preserve was a part of "The Big Week" for the crew. Coastal Center Director Frank Gallo tells me:

We were trying to see as many species of creatures as we could throughout the state within a week. We concentrated on birds, dragonflies, and butterflies, but also recorded mushrooms and interesting plants and other insects, such as the American Dung Beetle (seen in that last post). It was sort of an alumni week, with all the kids having come to many other camps in the past. It was really a fun exercise and experience. It included two overnights - one at the Coastal Center where we made smores and one in Pomfret where we camped out at Wolf Den State Park and did some grassland birding. We went to Boston Hollow to find northern-nesting birds and unusual dragonflies, such as, Dot-tailed Whiteface.

Here are just some of the photos from the week - what can you identify?

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician

Photos © Frank Gallo and not to be reproduced without explicit permission

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