Audubon societies throughout the country have been helping us keep healthy and strong during quarantine times by welcoming people to outdoor trails and nature areas.
Starting on Saturday, June 27, the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium at 1401 Hope Street in Bristol, RI, re-opens its indoor facilities, with welcomes from Zach and Lucy, the in-house ravens, and other wild creatures. Operating hours for the Visitor Center will be Thursdays through Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. All visitors must register online; tickets will not be sold at the door.
Trails and the pollinator garden remain open from dawn to dusk and tickets will not be required to visit these outdoor spaces.
Sign up for any of these upcoming activities at the online calendar.
Raptor Meet & Greets. See a hawk or owl up close under the guidance of an Audubon expert. June 30 and July 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
Exploring Wetlands. Go find critters that lie in water. Dip your net into a swamp and you may come up with water bugs, frogs, turtles. July 6, 10 a.m.-noon
Turtle Meet & Greet. Turtles might surprise you by being more speedy than you expected. Watch these reptiles up close and learn about their homes and activities. July 7, 2-2:30 p.m.
Bird Banding. See ornithologists capture, band, measure and release songbirds, to better understand their world. July 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sea Creatures Meet & Greet. Watch the denizens of tide pools and learn how they make their lives in rocky shore habitats. July 13, 2-2:30 p.m.
Down by the Bay. Explore the rocky shore along Narragansett Bay and find where the crabs, snails, and clams hang out. The walk to the bay and back is one and one-half miles. July 14, 16, 27, 29, 10 a.m. -noon
Snake Meet & Greets. Do snakes really hiss? How do they move without arms and legs? July 28, and 30, 2-2:30 p.m.