Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Whether you're interested in birding, plant identification, plant life, hiking, or nature photography, you'll find a way to enjoy the varied woodland, wetland and meadow habitats of our 300-acre preserve. With eight miles of hiking trails to explore, you can search for bluebirds in the meadow, painted turtles or bullfrogs in the pond, admire our summer wildflower garden or simply enjoy a peaceful walk in the woods.
Several species of hawks and owls reside in outdoor flight enclosures on the sanctuary. Meet Barred, Great Horned and Screech owls, a Peregrine Falcon, a Saw Whet Owl and Red Tailed Hawks - all raptors native to southern New England.
Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1939 by Arthur D. Norcross. Its present area comprises approximately six thousand acres of wooded hills, lakes and streams. It is maintained by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. whose purpose is the conservation of wildlife and the active practice of conservation for the benefit of the public. This includes the collection and propagation of wild plants, the preservation of birds and all forms of animal wildlife and the conservation of land and water.
Plants growing at Tupper Hill are native to the Eastern Seaboard from the Carolinas to Canada. The gardens along the walking trail represent habitats found throughout New England. Native plants can be a valuable food source for birds and animals of our region.
Natural history exhibits are on display in the museums. These exhibits provide a variety of information on plants, animals, insects, and minerals of the northeast.
Audubon Society of
Bristol, Rhode Island
Get exercise, have fun, and win prizes!
Pick up your free passports (one for each member of the family) at any Audubon Earth Day program, or at the Nature Shops at the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol, or Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Throughout the spring and summer, hike at least six of the ten trails at participating Audubon Wildlife Refuges listed in the passport. Along the way, you will be directed to a "hidden" symbol on each trail.