(5.13) Urban birding fans are invited to gather at the Roger Williams National Monument Saturday morning for a Guided Bird Walk around the area. Join naturalists from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership for a free walk and talk.
We will explore along the Canal Walk and the Providence River Greenway to look for birds along the river as well as to keep an eye out for the raptors nesting in downtown Providence.
The photo featured here was taken with my back to the museum building where you will meet. To the right is Canal Street. The sweep of lawn and trees, as well as the area around the Roger Williams spring Hahn Memorial, have really been spruced up this year; new plantings include white crabapples, boxwood, rhododendrons, and daffodils. More info at the FB page.
Established in 2013, the Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership is a “collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the RI National Wildlife Refuge Complex, the City of Providence Parks Department, and the Partnership for Providence. Together, this partnership strives to bring a conservation message to the neighborhoods of Providence in the places where families live, work, and play.”
Free, 9am to 10am, Saturday, May 13, Roger Williams National Monument, 282 North Main Street, (directions)
This is the Moshassuck River canal with the RWNM park visible across the street on the left.