Join the Aquidneck Land Trust for a bird banding demonstration Bailey Brook with ecology professor Jim Chace and his students of Salve Regina University. Bailey Brook is a primary source of drinking water for Middletown and Newport residents. It also serves as a habitat for several migratory bird species. The Sweet Flag property buffers Bailey Brook, and was protected by ALT in 2006. Jim and his students will be catching and banding migrant and resident songbird species at the Sweet Flag Preserve as part of their research on the property over several years of study. Hear about the different species of birds Jim and his students have observed and banded on the property. Have you ever seen birds being banded? Here’s your chance! (Reservations required)
For additional questions, you may learn more at the ALT website or the ALT Facebook. Send your RSVP details to Meghan Harris at 401-849-2799 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicating your attendance on either Meetup or Facebook is not enough to reserve your spot – so please contact Alex directly. Attendees who have RSVPd to ALT will be contacted via email/phone if the event is canceled. Any cancellation will also be posted to ALT’s Facebook page.
We will meet at the Middletown Police Station located at 123 Valley Rd, Middletown and park in their lot on Valley Road. Sweet Flag Preserve is a 1-2 minute walk located southwest of preserve, at the end of Haymaker Rd. Parking is limited so please carpool.