North American Birds of Prey

OLT at the Orange Country Fair on September 20th & 21st, 2014 featuring some NEW birds this year half-hour presentations on the hour – at 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.

 

The Orange Land Trust is pleased to once again invite WINGMASTERS’ Julie Collier to present another of her captivating Birds of Prey programs at the Orange Country Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 20th and 21st. This presentation, showing live raptors, and featuring some new birds this year, centers on the birds found in our region of eastern North America. Birds shown are from the smallest of raptors to the largest, which is the majestic golden eagle, with a wing span of up to 79 inches.

 

The Orange Country Fair is held at the Fairgrounds on Orange Center Road. Each day there will be four Collier has been our guest at the Fair for several years. “One of the reasons I like working with Land Trusts is that the biggest problem to these birds is loss of habitat, and groups like the Orange Land Trust work to preserve open space much needed by so many birds.”

 

In the Orange Land Trust tent, you will find information on walking and hiking areas in Orange, and see the photography display. There will be pen and ink note cards designed and drawn by Michael O’Bymachow, and tee-shirts featuring a bird of prey drawn by Julie Collier. Proceeds will benefit the OLT.

 

For information, call Chris at 203-397-7599.

     The Orange Land Trust (OLT) is sponsoring a program on the life of Native Americans in Orange at its Annual Meeting being held Wednesday, May 2nd, 2014 in the cafeteria at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road at 7:00 p.m. 

     The property that constitutes the Town of Orange, Milford, and West Haven was purchased in 1639 from the Native Americans know as the Paugussetts. Gordon Fox Running is a Native American bear clan medicine man with extensive knowledge of the Paugussetts and other tribes that lived in this area at the time of purchase.  He will share his expertise on the living conditions, dwelling areas in summer and in winter, the relationship to the Mohawk tribe, the significance of the Wepawaug River in everyday living, field cultivation, tribal customs, and other details of the lives of these Native Americans.    

     All are welcome to this free program.  Refreshments will be served.  The program will follow a brief business meeting.

Native Americans of Orange

Events:

Past Events:

Fall Hike: November 8

The OLT will be leading our annual hike at the Howard Brooks’ Wepawaug Conservation area on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking lot on Mapledale Road (across from Cherry Hill Rd).  This moderate to challenging hike will include information on the historical highlights of the area, a view of an old mill foundation, where cloth was made for union army uniforms during the Civil War, the flume cut through solid rock, and a walk through the Wepawaug Ravine.

 

For information, call Chris at 203-397-7599.

 

These hikes are free and open to the public. We recommend waterproof hiking boots/shoes or shoes/sneakers with a good tread. Bring a small water bottle. Dogs must be leashed. Steady rain or severe weather will cancel.

 

Please come out with us and enjoy these beautiful, natural areas in the Town of Orange.

The Orange Land Trust will lead a hike at Wepawaug Conservation Area off of Mapledale near Cedarcrest at 9:30 am, Saturday, November 4th, 2017

 

Fall Hike: November 4th

OLT at the Orange Country Fair on September 19th & 20th, 2015

 

The Orange Land Trust is pleased to once again invite WINGMASTERS’ Julie Collier to present another of her captivating Birds of Prey programs at the Orange Country Fair on Saturday and Sunday

North American Birds of Prey

The Red-tailed Hawk, one of the large raptors that will be shown at   the Orange Land Trust Tent. Native to our area, you may have seen one, but never this close.   Photo, ©2012 Alex Iannelli

For next spring we hope to do our guided hike at the Housatonic Overlook which includes a viewing of the Housatonic River from atop Tucker’s Ridge, 200 feet above the water, as well enjoying a walk through woods-lined trails where we will see a unique wooded landscape, typical of the “higher ground” in southern New England. On the overlook, we have had the unique experience of watching an adult bald eagle soar out over the 

river, in front of us! Early spring is one of the best times for spotting bald eagles so bring your binoculars.

 

For information, call Chris at 203-397-7599

Only steady rain or severe weather will cancel.

 

These hikes are free and open to the public. We recommend waterproof hiking boots or shoes/sneakers with a good tread. A hiking stick or trekking poles can be helpful. Bring a small water bottle. Dogs must be leashed.

Spring Hike: 
Housatonic Overlook & Tucker’s Ridge

Contact Us:

 

Orange Land Trust

P.O. Box 785

Orange, CT 06477

 

© 2014 by Jennifer Duff. 

A sharp beak and even sharper eyes!