photo credit:  Jon Damast

Late September is the beginning of hawk migration–perfect time for Millstone Farm to host a family bird spotting walk.

Join Jim Hunter, science teacher, naturalist, and birder for the past 25-plus years, for a walk around the farm on Saturday, Sept. 26, 9-11 a.m.. Millstone has several types of hawks, butterflies and dragonflies at the farm.

Millstone Farm, situated on the top of a ridge, provides great views of the sky to watch for hawks, eagles and many other bird species.

In addition to the native plants, Millstone’s staff has intentionally placed pollinator-friendly plants to attract certain species, especially Monarch butterflies, and to provide nectar for the migrating species. They plant milkweed because these are the only plants on which their larvae feed.

Visitors for the walk will meet at 9 a.m. at the house and wander off from there. The workshop is child-friendly. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and to dress for the weather and for walking through some wet areas.

The fee to participate is $15 for adults, $5 for children. To sign up register on the Millstone website.