The Audubon Center in Greenwich opened in 1942 on land donated by Eleanor Clovis Reese and H. Hall Clovis. It was the…More first of the National Audubon Society's environmental education centers in the country. <br /><br />The organization's main sanctuary on Riversville Road is also the largest, comprised of 285 acres, with 7 miles of walking trails and the shallow Mead Lake.<br /><br />Perhaps best known for as the site for the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch, the Center provides one of the best locations in New England to view the fall migration of raptors. <br /><br />The Kimberlin Nature Education Center building, home to the children's learning center, gallery, nature gift store and wildlife viewing window, is also located on the property. The space is available for rentals. <br /><br />Audubon Greenwich is comprised of 11 other sanctuaries (seven of which are accessible by the public) totaling 686 acres of woodlands, meadows and wetlands, and 15 additional miles of hiking trails.</p>
<p>Admission fee for non-members is $3 adults, $1.50 children/seniors.</p>
Oneida Drive Sanctuary Oneida Dr & Indian Harbor Dr, Greenwich, CT06830 The Audubon Society of Greenwich's Oneida Sanctuary offers visitors a haven of calm in the often hectic center of…More town. A short path leads from the entrance to a bench overlooking the sanctuary's rare salt water marsh ecosystem. Here, the Audubon Society preserves just under four of only 250 acres of vital tidal marsh left in Greenwich. There's only enough room for two cars in the lot at the intersection of Indian Harbor and Oneida drives.
Fairchild Wildflower Garden N Porchuck Rd & Old Mill Rd, Greenwich, CT06831 Greenwich's main sanctuary is the Fairchild Wildflower Garden, a parcel of land donated to the Audubon in 1939.
…More />This 135-acre natural garden is home to many wildflower species, eight miles of trails and a variety of wetland habitats, which include a pond, stream, swamp and freshwater marsh. <br /><br />Fairchild Wildflower Garden is an excellent birding spot, especially during spring and fall migration.
Just south of the Merrit Parkway is Wood Duck Swamp, a 16-acre parcel that's owned and conserved by the Audubon…More Society of Greenwich. There is one short trail that is often overgrown in the summer months. Many birds flock to the sanctuary in the spring.</p>
<p>The parcel was donated to the society by the Nature Conservancy in 1982.</p>
<p>Parking is on Carissa Lane.</p>
Gimbel Sanctuary Sherwood Ave & Nutmeg Dr, Greenwich, CT06831 One of the Audubon Greenwich's accessible parcels, the Gimbel Sanctuary provides visitors with some 80 acres of forest,…More wetland and open fields to explore. There's a memorial garden filled with plants that attract butterflies, and a hiking trail connects the sanctuary to the Byram River Gorge Preserve.<br /><br />The Gimbel Sanctuary is part of the former 200-acre Gimbel estate, which was occupied by three generations of Gimbels since 1925. The Gimbel Foundation gave 37 acres to the local Audubon Society of Greenwich in 1972 and John Fereri gave another 43 acres in 1995.<br /><br />The main entrance is via a trail from a six car parking lot on Sherwood Avenue opposite Nutmeg Drive. Visitors can also access the sanctuary on King Street, next to the Greenwich Woods Nursing Home, where street-side parking is available.<br /><br />Admission fee for non-members is $3 adults, $1.50 children/seniors.
Mildred Bedard Caldwell left this woodland to the Audubon Society of Greenwich.
A boardwalk crosses Strickland…More Brook and leads into historic farmland. Today, most of the parcel's 22 acres is deciduous forest, but remnants of pre-1900 faming activity remain. Glacial deposits that date back thousands of years also sit in the sanctuary.</p>
<p>Parking is by the side of the road on Bible Street.</p>